Janek Koza is a Polish illustrator and cartoonist. Studied painting and new media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. Worked as an animator, created graphic novels. Has been drawing satirical cartoons for newspapers for over 10 years. Has a regular weekly column in one of the biggest Polish magazines, “Polityka” and partners up with other newspapers. Continue reading »
In an attempt to cope with his hate for the Russian invaders, photographer Ihor Hora has created a series of collages depicting Russian soldiers who pose no danger anymore. Continue reading »
Pazza Pennello is a Ukrainian painter, she participated in many domestic and international exhibitions. Her works are featured in the Saatchi gallery and French, Swiss, and US private collections. Continue reading »
Russian military ship, palianytsia, the map of Ukraine, trident, Javelins — patriotic and war-themed tattoos are all the rage in the tattoo parlours all over Ukraine.
Tattoo parlours stay open in the cities relatively unaffected by the ongoing hostilities. Some are located in basements, and others schedule appointments for the hours where air raid alarms are the fewest. Continue reading »
The artwork of a Ukrainian artist that goes by a nickname Viter Stepoviy can be recognized by its pixel art style. Most of it was made in Kharkiv under the shelling. Continue reading »
Before February, Lviv-based artist Kinder Album addressed sexuality in her works, but now she is more interested in death. She models clay into bones and explosions — basically expressing the thoughts she has these days. Continue reading »
Before the war, Sophia Suliy did painting and iconography but then switched to illustration. Nowadays, she draws clever and touching posters about the war, albeit still relying on iconographic principles. Continue reading »
Yulia always related to anti-war ideas of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, she did sketches on his animations in order to distract herself from the daily troubles. And then the war struck in her country, and the drawings became the main way to cope and tell the world about it. Continue reading »
You can find thousands of artists on Instagram and other social platforms these days, but it takes some talent and a lot of real work to stand out among so many of them. Continue reading »
Artist Friend Spent Over 500 Hours On These Paintings Capturing The Suffering Of The Ukrainian People
Millions of people have been displaced by the war in Ukraine, causing unprecedented suffering and death. Continue reading »
Anna Senik is on a mission to capture Ukraine’s cultural heritage before it’s lost forever. In her series of portraits, she showcases the traditional clothing of Ukraine’s various regions and ethnic groups. Continue reading »
Models of Russian military marauders will be sold at an auction in support of Ukraine. Lithuanian modeler Tomas Upskas announced the end of his composition “Brothers in Arms”. Continue reading »
Boris Artzybasheff (25 May 1899 – 16 July 1965) created many of these abstract anti-Axis illustrations for America’s Wickwire Spencer Steel Company (1901 – 1963) in World War II. Continue reading »
Avatars for Ukraine is a charity NFT collection of the iconic digital art created in response to the largest war since WWII. The incarnations of the spirit of Ukraine in its fight for existence. Continue reading »
Kharkiv School of Photography is an artistic milieu that emerged in the 1970s in the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine. It was a school of aesthetic thought which never had any official status, where ‘education’ happened in clubs and coffee shops — not a school to attend classes. Still, the artists created an original visual language that broke free from the dominant Soviet dogma in arts. It defined the discourse for the next generations in Kharkiv and entire Ukraine and evolved into a distinctive aesthetic system, offering a documentary chronicle of over 50 years of its history.
Heavily bombed by the Russian army, several photographers of the group still remain in Kharkiv, as others managed to escape leaving their archives behind. An operation to preserve these documents is ongoing.
Viktor & Sergiy Kochetov/Alexandra de Viveiros Gallery
Viktor Kochetov creates work with his son Sergiy. They are well-known for hand-colouring black and white prints in the tradition of luriki — enlarged, retouched and often tinted photographic portraits. Continue reading »
CryptoCossack is a Ukrainian spirit that has been converted into a piece of digital art. Cossacks have a Ukrainian origin, however it’s not an ethnic group but rather a caste of free, fearless warriors and tech geeks. Avatars represent freedom, peace as well as both violent and nonviolent resistance against dictatorship imposed by the Russian government. Continue reading »
“Ukrainian Warrior Cats – collection of popular images that became a symbol of Ukrainian resistance against Russian aggression. We do donate toward Ukrainian people.” Continue reading »
Polish designers created the “33 Letters for Ukraine” Challenge aimed at expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine. More than 400 variants of letters were sent by designers from different countries. Continue reading »
Oleg Shupliak is a Ukrainian artist living in Berezhany. Continue reading »
According to Olga Wilson, an artist based in Ukraine: “I would like to share my “war notes” made through drawings. We have only one home – it’s our planet. We should keep it safe.
In the 21st century we, all people and countries, should evolve and never act from a position of force, but from a position of negotiations, diplomacy, rationalism and consensus. It’s the main goal of humanity.
War is the worst mistake.
The best solution for war is never to start it.
We all are connected. Our energies and souls are connected.
Use your energy to create good, not evil.”
“Every living being is a sufferer of war. Animals in shelters and farms in occupied territories are massively dying from lack of food and water or after shelling. I watched a terrible video recorded in Borodyanka. Volunteers found only around 150 animals who survived out of 485.” Continue reading »
A new mural by Konstantin Kachanovsky emerged in Rivne, Ukraine. Its name “Beauty won’t put up with it” refers to Putin’s rape joke about Ukraine ‘Like it or not, my beauty, you have to put up with it’ made in early February. Continue reading »
Ukrainian artist Volodymyr Prokhopenko dedicated a series of works to Putin, depicting him as a naked monster. Continue reading »
Re:Create UA Shared the First Works of Talented Contestants from All Over the World on Reconstruction of Buildings Destroyed by War
Re:CreateUA is a call for architects, artists and designers from around the world. Pick any picture of the ruined Ukrainian building and use all your creativity to show how we should restore it after the war.
The destructed homes and cities are the tragedy for millions of Ukrainians. Your creativity will bring the hope back! Continue reading »
Thousands of years ago, agrarian people living in the area now known as Ukraine depended on the sun for survival. It gave them light, warmed them and made their crops grow. Not surprisingly, they came to venerate the sun as one of their most-important gods and created rituals to honor this deity. Pagan spring rituals celebrated the return of the sun after a long, dark winter and the humble egg played a central role in this celebration. Continue reading »