Donbas Paradise


4.12.2019 – 20.01.2020

Roman Minin

Boryspil International Airport


This exhibition brings together several of his acclaimed and, in my opinion, particularly important works. For example, the painting The Carpet of Promises explores relationships between citizens and the state, ever changing yet depressingly similar around the world. The painting The Ukrainian Mantra presents a singular alternative state symbol of contemporary Ukraine, especially when accompanied by the music the author found for the concept. His Plan for Escaping the Donetsk Oblast is a particularly apt metaphor for the fact that one cannot escape from oneself, ironically encoded in the monumental canvas.