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ATELIER 94.com  OF MYKOLA KIRICHENKO               248-860-5551        sculptor94@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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          Mykola Anatoliovitch Kirichenko,  MAKO, was born  in Mt Clemens, Michigan on October  29th, 1952   to Ukrainian parents who immigrated to the United States after surviving the Stalinist purges in Eastern Europe and the Second World War's Nazi  work camps. His father Anatol was a college professor and his mother Nadia was a school teacher. Mykola carved his first sculpture in gray sandstone when he was ten years old it was a  bust of George Washington.  Mykola graduated from Romeo, Michigan District Schools in 1970.  He participated in the student art guild and was influenced by his stepfather a master in stainless-steel metalsmithing and blacksmithing who worked in forced labor camps on German V2 missile systems.   After his graduation from high school Mykola attended Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan where he studied 3-D conceptual art designing and building plastic domes based on Buckmaster Fullerian models.   He continued his formal education at Oakland University where he studied fine art including figure drawing and landscape painting and Biological Sciences.  He graduated from Oakland University in 1975 with a Bachelors degree in the Arts.  In 1978 he submitted oil paintings to a juried show at the Detroit Institute of Art, none were shown. 

          In the early 1980's through the  mid  1980's Mykola  studied and worked in Japan at Hanga '80 founded by  his sensei  (teacher)  Ryoko Utsumi  formerly  of the Atelier 17 of  Paris  founded by an English artist Stanley W. Hayter.   Stanley's studio, Atelier 17, later moved to New York City.   While still in Paris, Hayter established the importance of multi viscosity etching and many of the contemporary artists of Europe and the United States became part of the Hayter print revitalization studio period.  Picasso, Miro, Man Ray, Dali, Calder were also some of the many artists who came to Atelier 17 to learn and exchange ideas.  It was from this vast well spring of revitalized print making  that Ryoko Utsumi  carried  back with her to her Hanga Studio in Japan a  treasure of knowledge which  began to inspire yet another generation of etchers, printmakers, and artists at her atelier,  Hanga Hachi,  in  Hamadera  Koen,  Sakai  a Suburb of  Southern Osaka.

          Mykola studied and experimented with the multiple viscosity etching techniques and became part of the Hanga Hachi Etching society and exhibited his works in the financial  and gallery districts of Osaka, Japan, population, eight million people.  He returned to the United States and continued to produce etchings and mezzotints printing them on an small studio etching press in his atelier.  In 1986 he studied illustration and computer graphics.  He has pursued incorporating a fine arts expression in his life including computer graphics, corporate transportation design, television broadcasting, figure drawing, painting, the casting of bronze sculpture, and subtractive alabaster carving. 

          The tumultuous 1990s were spent in automotive design studios and art studios.  Mykola honed his skills in etching and print making and expanded to casting bronze sculpture he continued working on expanding his theory of Geometrics in his sketches and drawings. Mykola studied at private and public studios in Detroit at the Michigan Gallery, the Center for Creative Studies, The Ray Macdonald studio’s, The Scarab Club, the Swann Gallery of Detroit.  Between the years of 1996 and 1998 while living in the Seattle area Mykola studied and worked from his studio overlooking Puget Sound, he was active with the University of Washington’s art and design center on the campus of U of W, he also studied and worked at the  Lyle Silver Studio on Eighth and Steward downtown Seattle and worked with the Patel Family Bronze foundry in Sultan Washington. 1999 In Greensboro North Carolina he became affiliated with the Art O Mat organization directed by Clark Whittington an artist entrepreneur who markets small works of art available to the general public nationally through mass retail media.

        His thematic style ranges from 3D conceptual cast metal work to his 2D invention which he calls Geometrics.  Geometrics was initiated and has its roots in Cubism by abstracting  figurative gesture and expressions  from simplifying geometric  shapes and using abstracted colors from figurative forms, usually nudes, using 2D variations.  He defines as his art form as Geometrics. 

 

Geometrics for the Millennium

Artist Statement for Mykola Kirichenko

        I came up with the idea and a new definition of the word Geometrics In the 1980s. It is related to cubism. Those who are familiar with works of Picasso and Braque have seen and understand cubism. Cubism is the 3D representation of a 3D object on a 2D plane or flat surface. My definition of Geometrics is the abstract 2D representation of a 3D object on 2D surfaces. Instead of using spheres, and pyramids, and cubes, I use abstracted circles, triangles, and squares. Color is the primary representative in describing the 3D subject along with the freedom and abstraction of the form. That is how I came up with the name Geometric Colorism initially or more simply, Geometrics. Geometrics is a dynamic way to lay out a 3D object while finding new exuberant expressive combinations of form and configuration while exploring the possibilities. I think of it as an expressive, abstracting method of illuminating the 3D study in a different light filtered only by your imagination. Geometrics transform common forms like water changes a desert. Geometrics allows new, and vitally modern art forms. Geometrics allow us to abstract and create from mood and gesture. It is a wonderfully expressive non restrictive art form paralleling itself with total freedom and simplified form.  To begin I stay focused and flexible, and move rapidly and try to use only abstracted circles, triangles and squares. Draw or paint or sketch as the forms as they are seen. All drawing is from ones inner energy and intuitive feeling. The more distorted the circles, triangles, and squares the less restricted the composition. This are a no rules for this art form just pure creativity and expressive dynamic energy.
     I don't restrict myself to exact colors or the reality of the model in my study. My works are all different shapes and  colors and the delightful aspect about this art form is the infinite derivatives of the forms created. I thank Pablo and Braque for helping me spring board my intricately integrated art form to existence. Without their investigation into Cubism I could never have evolved to my art form of Geometrics. Geometrics is Cubism for the 21st Century a new millennium art form. It’s a great method for abstracting and coming up with a lot of ideas. Many of my works are figurative abstracts of nude models that I have studied and interpreted using Geometrics. Please send your questions and comments to:
Mykola Kirichenko e-mail
sculptor94@yahoo.com

 EXHIBITS  OF ETCHINGS, PAINTINGS,  AND   SCULPTURE

ATELIER  94 OF MYKOLA  KIRICHENKO

                                                                                       

1985      AUN KAN GALLERY, OSAKA, JAPAN , MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL, FORT

              GALLERIA, CADAQUES, SPAIN, MITSUBISHI 

              INDUSTRIES, WAKAYAMA, JAPAN

1986        BELIAN ART GALLERY, TROY MICHIGAN

1987        MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL, FORT GALLERIA, CADAQUES, SPAIN,

1988        MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL, FORT GALLERIA, CADAQUES, SPAIN , ADOGI

             TRAVELING  EXHIBITION TALLER GALLERIA

             FORT CADAQUES, SPAIN AND ASSOCIATED EXHIBITIONS IN CADAQUES, OLOT,

             BARCELONA, TARRAGON, ALERIDA,

             GEROMA, VALENCIA, MADRID,  HUESCA, VALLS, VIC, ESPARRAGRERA, TARREGA,

             TERRASSA, GRANOLLERS AND

             MONTSERRT,  ANDOR, AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN SEOUL, KOREA.

1989        AUN KAN GALLERY, OSAKA, JAPAN, MIKKAN GALLERY, OSAKA,  JAPAN,

1990        MINI PRINT EXHIBITION CADAQUES, SPAIN

1991        PATTI SMITH'S ROYAL OAK,  MICHIGAN

1992        THE WHITNEY  DETROIT, MICHIGAN

1993        JAVA  HOUSE, ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN

1994        URBAN PARK GALLERY,   DETROIT, MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN GALLERY 911 

               DETROIT, MICHIGAN

1995        METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS  DETROIT, MICHIGAN, URBAN PARK

               GALLERY,   DETROIT, MICHIGAN

                SCARAB CLUB, DETROIT, MICHIGAN  Ukrainian Folklore, Mythology, and Legends.

                SWANN GALLERY, DETROIT,MICHIGAN,          

1996        SWANN GALLERY, DETROIT MICHIGAN, THE LAND SCAPE SHOW, CUNIFF

               GALLERY, LAKE ORION  MICHIGAN

                ACT GALLERY, DETROIT  NEW MEMBERS SHOW, SWANN GALLERY, FIGURATIVE SHOW

                ACT GALLERY,  ALL MEMBERS SHOW,

1996        CUTTERS ROYAL OAK, MI

1999        ARTSTOCK , GREENSBORO, NC, ART-O- MAT  THREE RIVERS, PA, ART-O-MAT 

               THE SEED GALLERY, WINSTON-SALEM

                ART WAREHOUSE, GREENSBORO, NC , COMMUNITY MUSIC AND ARTS,  

                 CORNELL UNIVERSITY ITHACA, NY

2002        SMALL WORLD CAFÉ DETROIT, MI,       FLINT ART GROUP FLINT, MI, SWANN

                GALLERY LINCOLN PARK, MI

                ART OF LIVING  GALLERY     LAKE ORION, MI

2003        SNOWFLAKE BALL ART AUCTION BENEFIT, LAKE ORION, MI

                www.atelier94.com  begins On line  Internet presence

2004        LA CAFÉ WATERFORD, MI, ART-O-MAT CROCKER MUSEUM OF ART SACRAMENTO,

                CA,  ART-O-MAT CHICAGO

2005        CROCKER MUSEUM OF ART SACRAMENTO, CA. ,ART-O-MAT     SNOWFLAKE BALL

                ART AUCTION BENEFIT, LAKE ORION, MI        

               FIRST ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK  ART EXHIBITION WATERFORD, MICHIGAN     

               ACAC PRE  HOLIDAY ART EXHIBITION  301 BROADWAY, LITTLE  ROCK, AR

2006       THE SCENE ARTIST STUDIO AND GALLERY GRAND OPENING EVENT HOST JOHN

              RODGERS  4 contemporary abstract paintings exhibited.

2007      

2008

2009

2010

2011       ANT Gallery Seattle Washington

                                                   

 

           

 

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