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Beasty flowers on the red root 2020
Beasty flowers on the red root 2020

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The drawing from Nearmint comics 2018-2019
The drawing from Nearmint comics 2018-2019

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Jesus loves me 2011 ink on paper 21x29,5cm
Jesus loves me 2011 ink on paper 21x29,5cm

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Beasty flowers on the red root 2020
Beasty flowers on the red root 2020

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Antony Reznik

Visual art, comics, video games, sculpture, painting

Kharkiv, Ukraine

Antony is a visual artist from Kharkiv, Ukraine. In his art practice he tries to include different topics and depict them in varied techniques. Antony considers his art as an attempt to mix postmodern ideas of total joke, neglecting all «serious» issues and demolishing the notion of «high art» with religious, spiritual and traditional techniques. To reach his goals he often uses such an approach (or better – method) as «clash of opposite meanings» which means that numerous cultural and historical references, artistic styles and visual images are hard mixed together in unexpected and sometimes bizarre ways. It helps him to attain one of the most important tasks – creating new meaning, using the achievements of the whole art history as well as his own specific experience. Antony sees the point of his art in witty combination of these two aspects.

 

Antony is a highly craftive artist. He does design (posters, book covers, logos etc.), comics, video games, sculpture, painting, installation and graphic. He strongly believes in the idea that art is not only a privileged practice as it was during the whole human history but something adjusted to the «real» life needs and demands. That is the reason why he tries to combine or/and vanish the borders between «high» and «low» art and design in his practice.

 

Antony has over 6 years practice in art teaching at the art studio Aza Nizi Maza. Also he has great experience of participation in numerous art festivals and exhibitions. Antony also took part in the Venice Biennale 2022. His work was shown in a special pavilion dedicated to the war in Ukraine "Piazza Ucraina".