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Andrej Babenko, born in Ukrain, emigrated to Belgium at the age of 25. In Antwerp, he obtained his degrees in graphic design and fine arts. For several years he worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for Flanders Opera, where he was known for his innovative posters and composer portraits. Today Babenko is an independent artist focusing on fine arts. His works typically feature a very strong plasticity, with an expressivity and colour palette that bear witness of the different cultural influences he has undergone during his life – the eastern European and western European. Babenko often makes use of hand-cut stencils, giving his works a more lively and dynamic feel to it. The majority of the works are inspired by the colours, nature and culture experienced during Babenko’s travels through eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and South America. It is through these images that Babenko sees the world; it is his expression of what he needs, of the sun, love, peace, happiness, … Other works refer to Babenko’s childhood experiences.
Print:Giclee on Fine Art Paper
Size:10 W x 8 H x 0.1 D in
Size with Frame:15.25 W x 13.25 H x 1.2 D in
Ready to Hang:Yes
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
I am a contemporary artist. My work maneuvers on the edge of desires to be together in search of freedom Я современный художник, моя работа находится на грани желания быть вместе в поисках свободы. Ik ben een hedendaagse kunstenaar; mijn werk manoeuvreert op de rand van verlangens om samen te zijn op zoek naar vrijheid. ---***---- Andrej Babenko is a Belgian artist with Ukrainian roots. He grows up in an environment permeated by Soviet propaganda. Babenko is inspired by the classical school of Russian painters, but also by the forbidden rock scene of the 1980s. When he is14 years old, he flees his parental home in Ukraine and moves to Saint-Petersburg where things start to go wrong. Eventually he finds a safe home base in Belgium. There he trains, next to applying for political asylum and with a view to job security, as a graphic designer, which makes Babenko become a highly qualified poster designer of Opera Ballet van Vlaanderen. Yet, his true passion still lies with painting, which he decides to pursue further. Babenko’s works are monumental. They reflect daily life, as well as the inner demons that he is trying to deal with. They show society with all its contrasts, struggles and hypocrisy and present a whirlwind of characters, colour, drama and melancholy blended together. Layers of oil paint are combined in an explosive, organic way with the speed of graffiti techniques. Influences of and similarities with Neo Rauch, Salvador Dali, Jheronimus Bosch and Francis Bacon can be discerned. Andrej Babenko also shows his work through performances in which music, poetry and live painting are brought together as well as through workshops in a museum context, or for young people from socially vulnerable environments. To this end, he has worked together with Mauro Pawlowski and Dirk De Wachter among others. Babenko is listed in the Kunstenaarsdatabank, the Belgian list of professional artists and art heritage:https://databank.kunsten.be/audiovisuele-beeldende-kunsten/profielen/kunstenaars/ent:dkb:ppl:1962138/andrej-babenko/
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