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 »
A collection of 5,000 brave Ukrainian soldiers who are fighting for our freedom & peace. Created by Sasha Beytler and Bogdan Kovganchuk, two Ukrainians living in the US. Continue reading »
“I Wouldn’t Want to Have Dozens of Themes to Illustrate Every Day Like This”: War in Ukraine in Illustrations by Ukrainian and International Artists
Since February 24, when Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the lives of most Ukrainians have changed dramatically. As they continue their work, artists record these changes-sometimes accurately as documentarians, sometimes thinking and reflecting as artists. Continue reading »
Citizens of Kyiv: The Photographer Alexander Chekmenev Captured Fortitude, Desperation and Resolve in a City Under Attack
Alexander Chekmenev was born in Luhansk, the city located in Eastern Ukraine, Donbass. Continue reading »
“We Don’t Need Your Internet!”: A Designer Imagined What the Logos of Famous Companies Would Look Like if They Stayed in Russia
According to Václav Kudělka: “As a graphic designer, I am very aghast by the existence of Uncle Vanya (fake Russian McDonald’s) or a Rossgram (duplicated Instagram), which cannot be considered anything other than obvious plagiarism. Continue reading »
Photographer Showing The Reality Of Ukrainian Children And Women Who Have Escaped From War To Poland
According to Aleksander Majdański: “Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, I started to portray women who escaped to Poland before the war. The portraits show Ukrainian women whose husbands, fathers, sons, or brothers stayed in Ukraine to fight for their country and who were forced to leave their homeland because of the war. Continue reading »
The graffiti against the war in Ukraine of the street artist ChemiS in Prague, Czech Republic. Continue reading »
A custom lego store in Chicago is selling custom designed LEGOs modeled after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Molotov Cocktails. All the proceeds are going to a charity that provides medical aid to Ukraine and the surrounding countries. Continue reading »
I Stand With You Ukraine. Painted In Northcote Lane, Off City Road In Cardiff Today
While civilian casualties rise as Putin continues his 12th day of military invasion in Ukraine, where men and women are fighting against the unprecedented aggression, street artists around the world are condemning Russia’s attack in their own way. Continue reading »
According to an artist: “I’m a digital artist and I have been working day and night to create this collection of 100 digital portraits. I want to help Ukraine so I have decided to donate 50% of all revenues for this collection to Ukraine. The collection is a comment to celebrity culture in the NFT space and an increasing focus on the “Digital Self”” Continue reading »
Sho Shibuya is an artist, graphic designer and founder of the creative studio Placeholder. Born in Japan, he has lived in New York City since 2011. He has designed numerous brand identities for start-ups and established companies alike, and created the non-profit project Plastic Paper, which uses creativity as a platform for sustainability. Continue reading »
Scary but Touching Photos of Ukrainians with Their Pets Hiding from Russian Bombs in The Kyev Subway
War is scary. In war, not only people are victims, but also their pets. And no one can protect them except people. Continue reading »
From the artist’s statement: “This NFT collection was created to help and support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. With this collection you can get an interesting interactive memo about supporting Ukraine.” Continue reading »