When the full-scale invasion began, everyone faced the questions "What to do?", "How to continue working?", and artists also asked themselves "What to work with?". Earlier, I got the paint from the north of our country—from where the enemy was at the time. As early as March, several Ukrainian paint factories were destroyed by the Russian army. As opposed to destruction, I wanted to create. Soil is often used as a pigment for paints such as ochres, siennas, umbers, and mars. I’ve painted this series of monochromes with oil which I made from the soil of de-occupied or shelled territories. This paint contains both earth and parts of crushed houses sifted and rubbed with oil and wax.
1. Hostomel red, 2022. Hand-made oil paint on canvas, 44X48
2. Horenka ochre, 2022. Hand-made oil paint on canvas, 80Х40
2. Moshchun umber, 2022. Hand-made oil paint on canvas, 50Х60