When Faith Moves Mountains
Оптичні протези / Optical Prostheses, 2022
Continuing to work on a series devoted to the research of industrial design objects of the Soviet period, currently in the form of stained-glass windows of hospitals, military enlistment offices and fire departments, Galkint forms a holistic statement in the current wartime context. The black-and-white reproductions show stained-glass windows from the Dnipro region with smoky glass and smoky sky, either damaged by shock waves from missile strikes, or broken and dismantled as part of the current decommunization program in Ukraine. Also transferring fragments of stained-glass panels to the canvas, Galkin gives them not only a new meaning, but also the status of a work of art, which they never previously had.