As long as there is art, there is hope. That is why we want to help young artists from Ukraine to promote and sell their work. To help and invest in the future of freedom for Ukraine.
We are a foundation of artists and creatives from the province of North-Brabant. With this initiative we will be collecting money for refugees from Ukraine and above all we keep the Ukrainian culture alive.
We hebben contact met deze kunstenaars wiens werk we hier in gelimiteerde oplages drukken. We krijgen daarbij van alle kanten hulp uit de creatieve sector in Brabant. Help ook mee en investeer in jonge kunstenaars van de Oekraïne.
Let op! We verkopen niet het originele werk van de kunstenaars, maar Art Prints.(✱)
– Gerhard Richter , painter
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Natasha is an artist who finds her inspiration in Ukrainian traditions and folk arts. Her drawings and paintings capture folk motifs in abstract forms. Which she does with guts and lightness. One of the central themes in Natasha’s paintings is female identity, her strength and desire for independency. In this painting you will see a silhouette of a woman embracing herself. Her hands symbolize self-love and a willingness to trust in herself. At this moment Natasha is living in Poland as a refugee. Her boyfriend and parents stayed in Ukraine, she does not know when she will be able to go home again.
Iryna was born in 1991 in Kolomyia, Ukraine. She currently lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine. Iryna is a fresh new discovered talent which art is an attempt to convey the emotions and impressions of what really worries her. Positive and negative experiences that affect the world and herself such as Joy, love, feminism, sexism, cruelty or injustice. Every piece is a manifesto, a voice, a call to action. With the hope that her work has the power of influence and to make people speculate not only on the visual part, but also about the inner meaning of the work, about the idea and concept that can motivate change.
Alina was born in 1985 in Kerch, Crime, Ukraine. In 2004, she graduated from the Samokish Art Institute in Simferopol, and in 2010 she graduated from the Kiev National Art Academy. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Ukraine and the USA. With her husband, Roman Konstantinov, and 3 children she was lucky that when the war started, they were visiting their grandmother in the Crimea, where it's quiet for now. They don't know how long it will remain like this and therefore are thinking of flying to friends in the UK or the Czech Republic.
Illustrator, designer and (street) artist Neivan lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine. His graphic artworks are filled with mythological figures and medieval motifs. He is an underground artist who prefers to make large murals in the empty buildings and basements of Lviv and its surroundings. It is worrying and sacred at the same time; as if you are looking at murals of an ancient civilization, in this case on concrete walls that cannot be older than 1950. But actually, Neivan can work with anything: linocuts, etchings, gouaches, drawings, a window, an arm... Today Neivan is still in Lviv.
Anna Zvyagintseva (Kyiv) was born in Russia and attended the National Academy of Arts in Kyiv. Her work was shown at the Venice Biennale as the Ukrainian entry. Anna works with themes such as coincidence, elusiveness and vulnerability. Kiev doodles' is an embroidery of random doodles she found in a pen shop in Kiev. The life paths of these people physically crossed on that sheet, without them knowing it. We digitalised this work at the Graphic Studio in Den Bosch and made riso prints of it.
Fortunately, Anna was in the Netherlands when the war broke out, as an artist in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, together with her little daughter. At the moment, she is trying to extend her residency and is busy taking care of refugees and exploring other printing techniques such as textile screen printing.
Bogdana studied graphic arts at the Art Academy of Warsaw (Poland), is a visual artist, illustrator, designer and currently lives in Lviv, which is under heavy fire. Bogdana makes many posters, murals (in public spaces) and illustrations for book covers and magazines. She uses the imagery of the comic book world and the primary and full colours of screen print. At this moment she makes (free) illustrations for every organization that needs anti-war images in its communication. It is her dream to one day Riso-print somewhere herself. Let’s help Bogdana with her dream.
Tamara Turliun (1995) is a visual artist (installations, video, mixed media, ceramics, frescoes) and studied Theatre and Art in Dnipro and Fine arts at the National Academy of Architecture and Art. When everyone had to blind their windows during the bombing, to be less visible to the missiles, Tamara decided to decorate the windows with cut-out stories and motifs in places where it was possible. She did this together with children. She did this together with children. Who sometimes sat for a long time in an air-raid shelter with nothing to do. Making stories and cutting them out proved to be therapeutic for the children.
Vitaliia (1987) studied Publishing, Printing and Graphic Arts in Kiev and works as an illustrator and pattern-designer. She exhibited in Kiev and Australia, works with both watercolour and digital techniques, and creates complex patterns inspired by old folks’ motifs from Ukraine. She is currently staying with friends in Portugal with her three children. Her portrait photo was taken by her children (with twig hair).
Yevgen Samborsky (1984) lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine. Yevgen likes to work with people who stand outside the culture and has a problem with the art system. He received two grants from the Polish Ministry of Culture, was co-founder of the Open Group that won the PinchukArtCentre Talent Award, is curator of the Artist in Residence in Ivano-Frakivsk and of the Porto Franko Art Festival. His work has been exhibited in numerous renowned galleries and museums. After sleeping in a bomb shelter in Kiev for a while. Yevgen has now fled to Western Ukraine with his girlfriend, a backpack and a sleeping mat. They do not have a car and were dependent on passers-by who wanted to take them on their way to the west of Ukraine. The artprints of his work are A3 size, after photos of the actual oil paintings, which are very large.
Yevgen werkt graag samen met mensen die buiten de cultuur staan en heeft een broertje dood aan het kunstsysteem. Hij ontving twee keer een beurs van het Poolse Ministerie voor Cultuur, was mede-oprichter van de Open Groep die de Talentprijs van het PinchukArtCentre won, is curator van the Artist in Residence in Ivano-Frakivsk en van het Kunstfestival van Porto Franko. Zijn werk heeft al in tal van gerenommeerde galeries en musea gehangen. Na een tijdje in een schuilkelder in Kiev te hebben geslapen is Yevgen nu naar West Oekraïne gevlucht met zijn vriendin, een rugzak en slaapmatje. Ze hebben geen auto en zijn afhankelijk van mensen onderweg die hen mee willen nemen.
De artprints van zijn werk zijn op A3 formaat, naar foto’s van de werkelijke olieverfschilderijen die heel groot zijn.
This is Julia Ilkiv, born in Skhidnytsia.
Julia's work was ready and framed for her first solo exhibition when the war broke out and she had to flee with her family. Their journey ended in the Netherlands (Helmond) and there she walked into Juuds Foederer's drawing shop. There she told her story. Julia has been drawing all her life but started her professional career shortly after moving to Lviv. Her drawings of flora and fauna in ballpoint and markers immediately stood out and ensured that we could bring Julia into contact with Verbeek Designs in Eindhoven (Klokgebouw). There she takes lessons from Anna to work for them as a freelance pattern designer.
Oksana Fedchyshyn (1999) was born in Lviv, Ukraine. Oksana recently graduated (2020) in Graphic Design from the Lviv Academy of Arts with an Award for Best Ukrainian Design and the ADC Award (Ukrainian Creative Award). She had already participated in many exhibitions (also solo) and was ‘artist in residence’ in Berlin. In 2021 she received a scholarship from the National Cultural Center in Warsaw and therefore now stays in Poland where she experiments with screen print. Oksana works in various techniques, pen drawings, ceramics, graphics but also acrylic and watercolour. Her visual language is naïve and dreamy and full of metaphors. The title of this work is “Diese Welt ist ein Schlaf’. It is an original in ink with watercolour on paper.
Lina-Maria Schlapak (Vinnytsia) woont en werkt in Kiev als kunstenaar en programmamaakster (TV). Ze studeerde speculatief Design aan Projector en maakt kunstzinnige boekjes, magazines, maffe filmpjes en posters die reageren op alles wat haar raakt. Ze maakt daarbij gebruik van de grafische straattaal van murals en posters. Waar het beeld vaak rauw is en schreeuwend, is de boodschap altijd liefde. Voor de wereld, voor het leven. De art-prints in de webshop zijn een verstilde en poëtische reactie op al wat er nu gaande is.
Giclée prints (ART PRINTS)
The method of giclée printing was first developed in America. It is derived from the French verb "gicler", which means to blast or to spray. A giclée is a very detailed fine art print, which is very popular within the art world because of its extremely high quality. A giclée has the same color intensity as the original (as opposed to a normal printing process), the ink used is based on real pigments, has more depth perception, is applied on high-quality acid-free paper and the color fastness is guaranteed for a very long period (100 years).
(✱) In de Artprints kunnen lijnen en/of vlekjes voorkomen. Dit komt niet door het drukprocedee maar zitten soms in het originele werk of digitale bestand wat we kregen. Omdat de meeste foto’s nooit gemaakt zijn voor reproductie, maar snapshots zijn van de smartphone van de kunstenaars op de vlucht. Waskrijtkruimels of een klein vlekje geven dan kleine onregelmatigheden, waarschijnlijk door het vervoer in een tekenmap. Wij hebben er voor gekozen dit zo te laten en dus niet digitaal schoon te poetsen. Zo heb jij het eerlijke verhaal thuis.
The Refugee Foundation ('Stichting Vluchteling') provides assistance to refugees and displaced individuals in acute or long-term crisis situations. Not only when a crisis receives a lot of international attention, but also when the suffering takes place in silence. In addition to this they also help people when they can finally return home.
The situation for 44 million Ukrainians is very concerning and constantly changing. More than a million Ukrainians have fled their country in just one week. More than half of those have fled to Poland. The Refugee Foundation supports two regional emergency and disaster relief organizations that provide support in Ukraine and the surrounding countries.