Paintings Of Ukrainian Artist Exhibited In The Downtown Of Chicago

7 April 2016
Harold Washington Library Center held the exhibition which included paintings of the Ukrainian artist Yulia Osyka.

Bright and mysterious artworks of Yulia on canvas were exhibited from 16 till 31 March on the second floor of the Harold Washington Library Center.
Yulia Osyka is a young painter who came from Dnipropetrovsk. She studied at the Dnipropetrovsk Theatre and Art College and later she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The main theme of her works is a psychological portrait, which often takes the form of artwork on canvas as her latest works united under title “Modern Masks”.
“Modern Masks”: They are supposed to be the key factors of inner changes balance. This series of paintings is a way of understanding the human double-faced nature through the portrait – external (light and shadow) and inner (psychological) characteristics. “Irony”, “Skepticism”, “Envy” or “Cynicism” all together are reactions or masks used for equilibration”.
As the paintress notes: “Creation and development of psychological portrait is the main line of my work. The psychological aspect and its physical manifestation always take place; they inspire me to discover new methods of expression and to improve existing ways of work”.
Harold Washington Library Center is the largest public library in the world. It was named after the former mayor of Chicago, who advocated education and popularized reading.


Lviv hats and bonnets master Ruslan Bahinskyi performs hats and accessories of incredible beauty and variety.
Delicate pastel colours, interesting shapes, feathers, fur pompons, Ukrainian kutasy and other accessories render a special charm to the hats ad bonnets by Ruslan Bahinskyi. Masterpieces of Lviv designer are so perfect and diverse that those who had once seen them never remained indifferent. The designer is not focused on classic standards; he boldly experiments with shapes, colours and accessories.
Brand Ruslan Baginskiy presented its new collection of hats at the 38th season of Ukrainian Fashion Week. The lookbook of the collection was created by photographer Taras Muchychka and model Roksolana Aftanaziv.
Upon establishing its brand name in 2013 Ruslan Bahinskyi has been successfully cooperating with such brands as Domanoff, Blood & Honey, THEO, Jean Gritsfeldt, Lake and Artemklimchuk, and his bonnets are being at a premium among Ukrainian celebrities such as Tina Karol, Jamala and Kateryna Osadcha.
The designer dreams of revolving the tradition of wearing hats in Ukraine, as it was in vogue in his native city of Lviv in the early twentieth century. What a wonderful dream!
Keep up Ukrainian :)
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