PRESENTED UKRAINE AT THE ART FAIR IN BUDAPEST
From October 13th to October 16th, 2016, one of the largest art fairs in Eastern Europe Art Market Budapest was held in the capital of Hungary. It annually attracts over 30,000 visitors from different countries.
That year Ukraine was represented by the works of a young promising artist Stepan Ryabchenko who brought his project "Wind Rose" to Budapest, including the famous "The Ark" painting.
Ryabchenko takes natural elements, myth and digital reality and combines them in an electronic mix of today, dynamic, contemporary categorical, but rooted in history, mythology, and nature. Sometimes frantic, the other time quiet, warm, icy, electronic winds alternately drive the Ark in the boundless ocean of time as a multifaceted symbol of hope, live salvation, rescue in the turbulent waters of life twists and turns and rapid changes, as the promise that a long journey and wanderings will lead to answers, to the home, to the true essence of ourselves» — Natalia Matsenko, art critic.