The present exhibition showcases the artworks of the young Ukrainian artist Oleksandra Sysa (born in 1989), who follows in the footsteps of the master printmakers of Lviv, the city she lives in. It is the first time that all the pieces from the “Gardens” series are put together and exhibited. The series comprises of 28 etchings, created between 2015 and 2017.
This series was created over a period of several years and it simply represents my thoughts about how and where we live, whom we get to meet, and how it all works for us. I believe that graphics can enter our minds and establish connections with our own experiences. In that sense, I prefer to leave all interpretations to the audience, because that’s how it works – only together can we create meaning for something. Moreover, art must also be a little uncomfortable, so that it pushes us to seek and find answers, to go beyond just been satisfied with mundane things and search for something deeper. With this short message, I invite you to take a stroll through or – better yet – go on a short journey in my garden. – Oleksandra Sysa (born in 1989)