Ukrainian born, but living and working in Costa Rica for the past 10 years. Halashyn brings a cosmopolitan touch to his lushly dystopian paintings.
Andriy Halashyn's paintings recreate futuristic scenes that seem oddly familiar. His canvases reminisce a coexistence of different times, each with their own styles that create complex narrative scenes. In the quote "garbage series", the artist evokes the city of Venice as frame to images of children playing with waste, this to the indifference of tourists general public. The apparent elements that we can recognize are the ruins of certain classicism co-existing with more terrible images, generally related with photo journalism. the buildings, the channels, the bridges, they all remind us of Italian architecture, which has been an empiric way to educate our sensibility and suddenly we appreciate spectacular cultural landmarks of a luxurious past, unfold themselves in a progressive way, first becoming a tourism lot, and finally a garbage deposit.
Halashyn is an emerging global sensation. In the last year he has exhibited at the Los Angeles Art Show the Artes Americas (Miami), Red Dot Art Fair (Miami), and Arteahora Art Fair (Chicago) and the Hot art Fair (Switzerland).
In addition to winning awards in the Ukraine and Costa Rica He has had numerous solo shows and collective exhibitions around the globe.
Halyshians paintings are parasite strategies of the mass media, some sort of joint digitalization under televised supremacy, although here, the artist also combines hyper -realistic elements turned into abstract forms that reformulate previous artistic values at come together in a wider knowledge. Each painting is an exercise closer to writing than drawing.