We invite you to revisit our exhibition of paintings by Ukrainian artist Serhiy Hai.
This exhibition featured four groups of paintings depicting iconic motifs traditional to the canon of western art: riders and horses, nudes, masks, and still-lifes—themes the artist has explored comprehensively throughout his prolific career.
As a formalist with a nod to the School of Paris, and a visceral affinity with archaic Etruscan conventions, Hai’s paintings are as much about surface and the process of painting as they are about subject and its subtlety. There exists an inner connection between his chosen motifs—partly understood as symbols of a lost humanity (unidentifiable visages), partly as symbols of the mysteries of life on earth—and the forms that transmit them to us purely on the aesthetic, the “beautiful.”
Serhiy Hai was born in Lviv, Ukraine. In 1986, he graduated from the Lviv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Art. He is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. The artist has participated in exhibitions throughout Ukraine, Austria, Denmark, England, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States. He lives and works in Lviv.