Roman Barabakh

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It may sound odd, but my drawings resemble rather comic books than icons or classical easel paintings. I value the simplicity and the beauty of a single line. Somehow it turns out that in my artwork I inadvertently follow the tradition of naive folk art, though sometimes it is hard to achieve.
Typically, I use the technique of cyanotype. It's an old photo process of the nineteenth century, which is also a perfect combination of my big interests, namely — photography and illustration. This technique allows to reflect the real objects on the print or use such effects as blur (defocus) and shade. In several of my paintings, I've combined reflections of my body parts (and even an outline of my shadow) with a simple drawing line. Along with a blue resulted from solar exposure, all this gives the feeling of a work made without hands, which is perfectly suitable for the concept of sacred art.

Was born in 1990 in Lviv, Ukraine. In 2013 he completed his Master degree at Lviv National Academy of Arts, Graphic Design department. In 2012 - graduated from “Dominic” creative photography school.
In 2015 he visited “Radruzh” summer school of icon-painting


2014 – my first personal exhibition of photography and graphic art “Book of calmness”, Levandovskyy’s coffee shop, Lviv; coffee&book shop “Harms”, Kyiv (Ukraine)
2013 – “Galician Format” photography exhibition, Center of Bulgarian Culture, Odesa (Ukraine)
2012 – “Own Style” photography exhibition, Palace of Arts, Lviv (Ukraine)