Astian Rey

Astian Rey

Kiev , Kiev, Ukraine

About Astian Rey

ASTIAN REY
Painter / Sculptor / Mystificator
Born in 1987 in Kiev, Ukraine.
The artist creates his works in the style of sacred minimalism, with its inherent alchemical and mystical symbolism.
The author explores the criteria for the formation of the worldview of a modern person, as well as possible ways of development of civilization.
Astian actively participates in exhibitions. He is the winner of the world's first BlockChain Art-Hackathon.

«For me, the process of creating works is meditation, during which I immerse myself in the space limited by my workshop. In my work I use the language of symbols, often creating my own. I call my own style “Sacred Minimalism”. In my works, one way or another, the themes of philosophy, mysticism and self-exploration are displayed, in order to find a path to harmony and my own truth.
In my artistic practice, I love working with materials such as metal, concrete and wood. I experiment a lot with different shapes, working with electric welding, and other tools that help create unusual surfaces and textures. Thus, each work is individual and created by hand. I like to create rust textures combined with gold paint. This combination of colors helps me create works that are filled with sacred context. I also experiment with light effects, introducing built-in light sources into my works, which in a special way emphasize the relief and highlight the semantic fragments».

Education

In 2010 was educated at the University Boris Grinchenko, Faculty of Fine Arts. Kiev/Ukraine

Exhibitions

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2020 «NEONLITIC2», National Museum of Romanian History (Bucharest, Romania) / Vernissage Culture Center (Chernivtsi, Ukraine)
2020 «WHO AM I TODAY», Art gallery "Mytets", Kiev, Ukraine
2019 «ALCHEMY OF MOTIVATION», Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kiev
2019 «GOOD LIFE», Art gallery "Mytets", Kiev, Ukraine
2019 «BURNING MAN», Black Rock, Nevada, USA
2019 «ARTEFACT: CHERNOBYL 33», River station, Kiev, Ukraine
2019 «POSSIBLE - NOT POSSIBLE», Museum of Kyiv history, Kiev, Ukraine
2019 «INTELLIGENCE IS FASHIONABLE», Taras Shevchenko National Museum, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 «FEELING OF FREEDOM», Tuzov Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 «REVOCATION ZONE», Lera Litvinova Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 «Я SINОПТИК», AkT Art Space, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 «PERFECTIONISM», Lera Litvinova Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 «EXPOSURE» AkT Art Space, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 «ANTHROPOLOGY», Lera Litvinova Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 «ANTHROPOLOGY», Lera Litvinova Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 «IFASHION-ART», Museum of Kyiv history, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 ART SEASONS «ART WINTER CONTEMPORARY», M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine
2017 «MECHANISM OF EVOLUTION», Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kiev
2017 ART SEASONS «ART AUTUMN CONTEMPORARY», M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine
2017 «FETISHX0», AkT Art Space, Kiev, Ukraine
2017 GOGOLFEST, Kiev, Ukraine
2017 ART SEASONS «ART SUMMER CONTEMPORARY», M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine


AWARDS:
2017 BLOCKCHAIN ART HACHATHON 2017, Kiev, Ukraine (First Place Award)