PinchukArtCenter is an international art center for modern art of 21st century, which is located in Kiev, Ukraine. What’s interesting about this art center is that it brings national identity and international challenge. And that is what the current exhibition in this art center is about. It’s called “Future Generation Art Prize shortlisted artists 2014″ where the exhibition is focused on new artworks produced by the nominees. There are 21 artists represented on this exhibition and every one of them has something unique in their artworks, as they all came from different countries and therefore brought that uniqueness with them from their places of birth. Some of their art pieces are shown below.

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The Saatchi gallery in London is a guardian of a contemporary art founded in 1985 by Charles Saatchi. It amazes people all around the world. Located in the center of the London it is known for its amazing art since its opening. One of the examples of this is the recent exhibition in Saatchi – EAST MEETS WEST, which is described as an exhibition beyond taste. This exhibition is a rare chance to compare the work of Chinese and Russian artists with their Western peers.  Rather than showing us US and European modern art, the Saatchi Gallery suggests to look at the latest works of the Eastern cultures, which are all connected with the one theme – Post Pop. WHAAM! The exhibition is full of trash, kitsch, commercialism and cynicism – and that’s just the good stuff – says the Guardian. Most of the artworks are defined as Pop Art, and they show obsession, glamour, commercially smooth paintings and soft sculptures. The most important focus in this exhibition is not the art itself, but the intention of the artists, which is originally the main purpose of Pop Art itself. All the artworks represent six different themes: Habitat; Advertising and Consumerism; Celebrity and Mass Media; Art History; Religion and Ideology; Sex and The Body.

This exhibition wants to show us the aims of Pop Art and how it affect the audience, as well as it tries to make the audience more aware of the influence of art.

-Kristina N.

The exhibition EAST MEETS WEST was the thing that grabbed me and hold until I walked out of the gallery. The feelings of the connection with my culture helped my mind to fly away in the space of EASTERN art. To me, the atmosphere in Saatchi Gallery was like the atmosphere that I would feel when I am at home. I knew that I had time, I was not in a rush and I saw all the bits and pieces of each work. I guess, that is the right feeling for being in remarkably huge and interesting contemporary art gallery. All floors and rooms were individual and unique. Even though I was in the floor of, for example, art history, in each piece I saw a unique massage and though, or just simple existence with name art. Although I wanted to see the works of Russian artists, I was impressed by some Chinese works as well.



For example, one of the works that I liked the most was the work of Russian artist Alexander Kosolapov - Hero, Leader, God. He creates culturally poignant artworks that touch on themes of religion,
global politics as well as brand and consumer culture. His Russian roots are clearly evident in his work that is at
times controversial but always provoking.

Using these three well-known characters he critiques the Russian culture and society, but that is not just critique.By posing Micky Mouse in between of Lenin and Jesus,the artist wants to say that, somehow, American culture affects Russians. Therefore, by using these three important figures, the artist is making a comment about Russian culture. Lenin made Russians come up together, Jesus made Russians believe and Micky made Russians have some fun. To me as a religious person, this piece was ironic. I thought that the Title of the piece expressed the order of names for the characters, but you actually cannot imagine the Micky Mouse as a leader…but who knows.



-Nikita V.

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Hi there!

My name is Alessia and I’m a Junior from Italy!

This is my first year at Tasis and, even if I don’t take any art classes, I’m really interested in art.

My uncle is a painter and he was the one who brought me into this magic world in which also little things and objects are significative.

I’m mainly interested in the classicism, where all the natural forms are emphasised, and the human anatomy, thus I like to be very precise and detailed in my portraits.

I’m really excited to be part of this blog and share my art!

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The village of Oia, which is located in the northern part of island called Santorini in Greece. It is known because of its beautiful view on the volcano and great architecture. Even though, it has very interesting history  and pleasant environment, the village is most known because of it’s breathtaking “Oia Sunset”, that what makes this small villa so unique. This is the main reason why every day in this small village there are thousand of tourists coming just to capture in their minds this unbelievable beauty. Oia sunset is a piece of art, which is occurring every day in nature. Sun falls down on all the buildings, ruins and rocks, creating a wonderful view on the volcano and the Aegean sea. A lot of artists tried to imitate this beauty, by painting it; however, it is impossible to capture the whole beauty of the sunset as it actually looks like in the real life. IMG_1028 IMG_1140 IMG_1154

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Hi there! I am the newborn blogger in here and my name is Nikita.

I am from Russia. This is my second year in TASIS England. I am Junior and I want to graduate this school!

Art is a big part of me and I am interested in each aspects of Art indeed. Photography, drawings, paintings, sculptures, all kinds of media can bring my attention and explain me its existence.

Since I was in 7th grade I started drawing and it brought me into a huge world of Art. From that time I am trying to learn more and more about Art and, in fact, I want to know how to work with all kinds of media, I want to be versatile in Art. Now I am in IB Visual Art Y1 and this is my favorite class! The opportunity to make Art gives me a chance to express myself and show my feelings. Art helps me to speak to the people in different ways and I guess it is the main point of Art – expression of the people’s feelings and thoughts.

Be yourself and make Art!


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TASIS Art Faculty Exhibition

We’re excited to announce the opening this week of our TASIS Art Faculty and Family Exhibition, which is currently on display in The Fleming Gallery. This exhibition presents the studio work of faculty in the Art Department of TASIS England, as well as the work of several individuals who have had a strong connection to the department in recent years. As teaching artists, this exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for us to share the importance 0f our own studio practice with our students. Thanks to those who attended the reception on Monday evening. The exhibition runs through January 2015.


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TASIS Art Faculty Exhibition - brochure and opening


The work of John Smalley - 2014 TASIS Art Faculty Exhibition

John Smalley - TASIS Art Faculty Exhibition

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Nathan Sawaya has manipulated  rudimentary Lego blocks into an expressive medium for unique artwork: Legos. From recreating famous 2-D and 3-D masterpieces to building original ideas, Sawaya has brought “playing with Legos” to a whole other level. The amount of color and emotion in each work is astounding when you compare it to the stereotypical  Lego creation comprised of basic  stocky shapes clumped together .

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The International Food Festival at TASIS is an annual event that celebrates the foods of various cultures.  This is the place where you will find the best of each family’s home recipes and cultural specialties.  The finger sandwiches all the way to the rich curries permeate the air as people amble along from stand to stand, eating their way through the day.  Children take part in activities while adults enjoy the food and appreciate the company of other TASIS families.  This festival is a celebration of cultural differences as well as unity in diversity.  The coming together of people from all backgrounds makes for a great afternoon and an enlightening experience!


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The Exhibition Tattoo Art Today  was held at Somerset House from 3 July – 5 October of this year. It displayed a substantial body of artwork from highly praised tattoo artists around the globe. The participants, or the artists, were to create a piece of artwork ,in any medium other that ink on skin,  concentrated  on the theme of time. In my heart’s pursuit of becoming an aficionado of modern artistry, I was curious to see the pieces that these artists produced.

From my growing anticipation prior to entering the exhibition, many questions popped into my head . The edgy character that is assumed of tattoo artists is an intriguing subject. Also, the idea of expression and individuality came to play when thinking of  the exhibit. Tattoo artists are in many ways limited to artistic expression depending on the willingness or ideas of the customer and what they want. And some  have more artistic qualities than others. Some were more focused on design, some others focused more weight on emotion.

I did not have any specific expectations. What i noticed was as follows. The artwork was very different. I was also immediately aware that some artists took more advantage of displaying there work than others, and some were more invested. Many works were correlated with asian influence of design and myth. Others had  latin or american latin influences. And some were  neither.

I was most drawn, as usually is the case, to pieces that were more wispy, that contained more layers. I pieces that spoke to me or that I enjoyed played more with aspects of pshycadelia , or ones that seemed more personal , ones that had weight.

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Prague is a city brimming with quaint culture and fascinating history. Though the Czech Republic’s history has been dark, the architecture, art and tourist life displays the city’s determination to overcome the past and start afresh. While traveling, I attempted to capture a variety of snaps that I would later sort through to choose one topic to blog about. It’s stressful to review the shots and choose one theme that best portrays the darling culture of Prague.  I’ve chosen to conjure a medley of pictures that I hope best captures the enchanting city, talented street artists, intricate architecture and array of quick shots that tell more about Prague than words can describe.

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This is a view over looking the city. The dark building in the upper center is connected to St. Charles Bridge, one of the city’s most important tourist attractions. Named for the infamous King Charles IV, this bridge was teeming with street artists, musicians and tourists strolling and enjoying the views of the city in autumn.

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