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Wołodymyr Topij

The Relentless Countryside. Flat versus Spatial
born: 1979
discipline: visual arts / performing art / illustration
residency city: Wrocław

A performer and visual artist, interested especially in a contemporary human’s awareness of  the popular culture. He creates icons and paintings inspired by various religions and ideologies as well as numerous performative actions. At the Brzuch Centre of Vision Digestion he presented his performative activities, installations, sketches and aquarelles created during his residency. The project “The Relentless Countryside. Flat versus Spatial” reflected the artist’s fascination with sacral art of the East and a paradoxical relation between space and vacuum divided by the horizon line. Topiy took part also in the project “Between,” organised by the Contemporary Museum of Wrocław, the Open Studio of Art Mediation Faculty (Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław) and the Art Documentation Centre.