First Personal Exhibition by Bob Basset Art Studio Opens in Kyiv

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On March 16 Kyiv’s Bereznitsky Aesthetics gallery saw the opening of “Entity,” the first personal exhibition by Bob Basset in all 30 years of the studio’s operation.
Most art objects exhibited at the gallery have never been previously displayed all at once, and as such present a continuous history of Bob Basset Art Studio. The Techno-Romanticist things created during the 30-year history of the studio have been loaned by private collectors. Most of them arrived from abroad. Over the recent years, the art studio’s objects have been exhibited in Paris, Milano, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, London, and New York.
Now they have been brought to Ukraine through the efforts of the Bereznitsky Aesthetics gallery and its curator Vlad Zvarych. The exhibition comprises objects created in 2004–2017, including the celebrated Dragon Backpack, Makar the Pathfinder doll, the push-toy, the steampunk Dog, and others.
“They don’t imitate anything or anyone, they basically create their own alternative worlds similar to ours and then show the various ways they could develop,” says Bereznitsky Aesthetics director Yevhen Bereznitsky. “Their worlds are phantasmagorical and disturbing, but they are still similar to our one, even in their jarring but oh-so-familiar fusion of military technological aspects and an amazing lyricism. It’s an authentic—and, importantly, a perfectly executed—attempt to contemplate the relationship between humans and the world, simultaneously reasonable and utopian.”

On March 16 Kyiv’s Bereznitsky Aesthetics gallery saw the opening of “Entity,” the first personal exhibition by Bob Basset in all 30 years of the studio’s operation.
Most art objects exhibited at the gallery have never been previously displayed all at once, and as such present a continuous history of Bob Basset Art Studio. The Techno-Romanticist things created during the 30-year history of the studio have been loaned by private collectors. Most of them arrived from abroad. Over the recent years, the art studio’s objects have been exhibited in Paris, Milano, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, London, and New York.
Now they have been brought to Ukraine through the efforts of the Bereznitsky Aesthetics gallery and its curator Vlad Zvarych. The exhibition comprises objects created in 2004–2017, including the celebrated Dragon Backpack, Makar the Pathfinder doll, the push-toy, the steampunk Dog, and others.
“They don’t imitate anything or anyone, they basically create their own alternative worlds similar to ours and then show the various ways they could develop,” says Bereznitsky Aesthetics director Yevhen Bereznitsky. “Their worlds are phantasmagorical and disturbing, but they are still similar to our one, even in their jarring but oh-so-familiar fusion of military technological aspects and an amazing lyricism. It’s an authentic—and, importantly, a perfectly executed—attempt to contemplate the relationship between humans and the world, simultaneously reasonable and utopian.”
The exhibition is open until March 31 at Bereznitsky Aesthetics, 34 Vozdvizhenska vul., Kyiv, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., admission free.

Bob Basset Shows His Works at parfum büro
Kyiv’s parfum büro gallery will host an exhibition by Bob Basset art studio from January 23 to February 26, 2017. It will serve as a preview for an upcoming personal exhibition in Kyiv in March. The studio’s leather artworks will be displayed against the unique background of specially selected perfume fragrances.
The viewers will be treated to twenty unique showpieces in the style of Techno-Romanticism, which was created by Bob Basset, including masks from preview expositions provided by Bob Basset and private collectors, all of them genuine art objects made of different materials, such as leather, bone, metal, wood, stone, glass, etc.
While some of them will be shown to the studio’s loyal fans for the first time, others have already become famous around the world. Bob Basset’s subject matter and materials are a perfect match for the Oriental Lounge olfactory program currently shown at the parfum büro gallery.
“The parfum büro team has presented its new product, the Ukrainian Leather Set, which was created solely by Ukrainian perfumers. The olfactory compositions are based on leather. The unique synergy of leather in olfactory art and the art of creating designer masks will definitely impress the viewers and challenge the environmental visual codes,” says parfum büro founder Dmytro Slesarev.