Visual artist Olga Kosheleva crea-tes sculptures in the form of eye-glasses.
“My works are emotive and ironic, philosophic and light at the same time. They bring to mind an endless flow of joy”, she has said.
Olga Kosheleva was born in 1986 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She studied at the Art Studio of the National House of Artists of Ukraine.
Her work explores the relation between happiness and consumer society, virtual reality...
Since the start of her career in 2011, Kosheleva has been working with oil and acrylic on canvas. In 2015, Olga moved on to the creation of art installations, always using unusual materials, such as wheels, baths, bicycles, telephones, etc.
Her artwork “Icebreakers” was awarded with a prize Leonardo da Vinci in Florence in January 2018. In 2017 Olga obtained the award from the Biennale del Be-lvedere di San Leucio in Italy.
Recently, Olga has devoted herself to creating a collection of internally lit sculptures. She creates over-sized wooden eye-glasses with miniature human figurines inside. Her works reflect the influence of technological progress upon a human-being and call for the technological progress to be put under moral and public control.
The artist’s works are held in private collections in France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Ukraine, Russia and other countries.
— Group exhibition “Art Winter Contemporary”, M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv
— Group exhibition “Art Autumn Contemporary”, M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv
— Biennale del Belvedere di San Leucio, Italy
— Group exhibition “Art Summer Contemporary”, M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv
— Solo exhibition “Art that moves”, Kyiv History Museum, Kyiv
— Group exhibition “What If Fest”, Lavra Gallery, Kyiv
— Group exhibition “Moving up”, Kyiv city administration, Kyiv
— Solo exhibition, gallery D12, Kyiv
— Solo exhibition “Ukrainian galaxy”, Palace of Congress, Bagnoles de l’Orne, France
— Art Monaco, Forum Grimaldi, Monaco
— Group exhibition “Ukraine and France: crossroad of cultures”, Ukrainian cultural center, Paris
— Autumn Salon 2012, Coubron, France
— Group exhibition “Summer’s memories”, museum of Ivan Kavaleridze, Kyiv
— Solo exhibition “Ukrainian Firework”, Gallery Mytets, Kyiv