FAMOUS ARTIST  Andriy Petrovsky

Glass is movement, where one idea originates the next one

The content of Andriy Petrovsky’s work is experiment, search, individual approach. The artist’s creative program has absorbed the traditions of Lviv guta and modern European trends, using the latest technical and technological approaches, fundamentally new methods of shaping and decorating art glass, forms the author’s style of the artist.

Andriy Petrovsky is a representative of the young generation of artists of the Lviv school of art glass of 1990-2008. Mainly the artistic interest of the artist revolves around the theme of ancient art that he has been developing in an author series of glass works „The glass Odyssey”. The main role in the program of his activities is played by experimenting with materials. He works in the technique of gutta glass; his talent finds a free expression in its blowing. He is interested in new methods of modelling of ornamental plates and dishes forms and glass sculpture. Particular attention is paid to decorating glass forms with oxides.
These are specifically the decorative effects produced by the interworking of glass and metal that give his collection of vases, amphorae, goblets and sculptures their originality and special ancient looks. The character of Andriy Petrovsky’s works is particularly dynamic and fully corresponds to the artistic motto of the artist – “Glass is movement, where one idea originates the next one”.

The natural elements of fire, air and earth in combination with the work of a glass artist create a new mystical reincarnation of creativity, embodied in the plastic art glass. Art glass – born of gut, rethought over time, has acquired new cultural meanings. The intellectual approach in art glass emerged in the middle of the twentieth century. and gave rise to the phenomenon of modern art – the author’s art glass. Andriy Petrovsky is a representative of the generation of glass artists of the end of the XX – beginning of the XXI century, brought up on the traditions of the Lviv school of art glass. The content of his work is experiment, search, individual approach. The artist’s creative program has absorbed the traditions of Lviv guta and modern European trends, using the latest technical and technological approaches, fundamentally new methods of shaping and decorating art glass, forms the author’s style of the artist.

Guta/ blow glass/ – the concentration of emotions multiplied by the talent of the artist, engraved in the fire and arose in space. This is a special world with its own soul, temperament, vocabulary.

The passion for gut laid the foundation for Andriy Petrovsky’s artistic method, which consists in combining traditional everyday objects and spatial compositions typical of easel art. Capturing the moment of origin of the idea, its transformation and embodiment in space, the author takes into account the physics of the material, its aesthetic load. The artist examines the glass mass in order to identify its spatial-plastic, light-color properties. The wide range of thematic appeals of the glazier allows to distinguish his works in creative series: utilitarian-decorative, sculptural, abstract compositions. The emphasis is on the imagery of form and the harmony of proportionality. Combinatorics of colorless and colored glass, the use of glass, grinding techniques, corrugation, metallization – the favorite techniques of Andriy Petrovsky.

 

What is artwork for you?
Artwork is a wonderful process called simply – life. You live, experience, rejoice, cry, feel joy, and feel sad – you create. And vice versa, create – live
– enjoy.
What do you consider the most valuable in life?
Words of the song: «… heart – to beloved, soul – to God» – are important for me. Truthfulness and honesty first of all to myself and to all  – because it is life, and it is, in turn, artwork.
Contemporary art, in your opinion, is …
-If you mean «modern art» then it has no meaning for me.
I do not divide real art into modern and not modern, provided it is real…
What are your hobbies?                                                                                  -I am very fortunate, my hobby is glass, and glass is artwork and life and work!

from an interview with the author

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