"There are no tyrannies that would not try to limit art, because they can see the power of art. Art can tell the world things that cannot be shared otherwise. It is art that conveys feelings."

 - Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine 

When Faith Moves Mountains

© Danylo Galkin. Photo: Sergey Illin
Оптичні протези / Optical Prostheses, 2022
oil on canvas

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.