Vladimir UmanetsAPPOY#47 (S9 Adult Pictures)2013 Collage16 x 23 cm6 5/16 x 9 1/16 in.© Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.Photo: © Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.

Vladimir Umanets
APPOY#47 (S9 Adult Pictures)
2013 
Collage
16 x 23 cm
6 5/16 x 9 1/16 in.

© Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.
Photo: © Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.

Extract from private journal of Vladimir UmanetsFebruary 2014London© Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.Photo: © Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.

Extract from private journal of Vladimir Umanets
February 2014
London

© Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.
Photo: © Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.

"I think there is no need to title works, individualize, and date them. There is need to unsign, merge, and to mess up with time of its production."

Vladimir Umanets

Vladimir UmanetsCeci n’est pas une pipe2014The title of this work translates as ‘This is not a pipe’ and refers directly to the famous ‘The Treachery of Images' (French: La trahison des images) – painting by surrealist René Magritte. Magritte was pointing that what is visible isn't necessarily real, that representation of pipe, painted by him, is just a representation and not an actual pipe. Magritte didn't paint a pipe, he has painted a painting. Vladimir Umanet's work doesn't represent any figurative scene. It's an abstract painting, made more in a style of American action painting. But with its title, the author suggests, that what is shown, is indeed a representation of a pipe (the same as Magritte has painted in 1928–1929) in the form of dripping black [paint] on the fragment of wooden architectural element. This kind of thinking derives from the idea of Yellowism, which concentrates on the possibility of reversing of meanings.© Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.Photo: © Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.

Vladimir Umanets
Ceci n’est pas une pipe
2014

The title of this work translates as ‘This is not a pipe’ and refers directly to the famous ‘The Treachery of Images' (French: La trahison des images) – painting by surrealist René Magritte. Magritte was pointing that what is visible isn't necessarily real, that representation of pipe, painted by him, is just a representation and not an actual pipe. Magritte didn't paint a pipe, he has painted a painting. Vladimir Umanet's work doesn't represent any figurative scene. It's an abstract painting, made more in a style of American action painting. But with its title, the author suggests, that what is shown, is indeed a representation of a pipe (the same as Magritte has painted in 1928–1929) in the form of dripping black [paint] on the fragment of wooden architectural element. This kind of thinking derives from the idea of Yellowism, which concentrates on the possibility of reversing of meanings.

© Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.
Photo: © Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.

Vladimir UmanetsMy heart and soul2014 Steel (fragment of car exhaust pipe)14.5 x 51.5 x 9.6 cm5 11/16 x 20 1/4 x 3 13/16 in.© Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.Photo: © Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.

Vladimir Umanets
My heart and soul
2014 
Steel (fragment of car exhaust pipe)
14.5 x 51.5 x 9.6 cm
5 11/16 x 20 1/4 x 3 13/16 in.

© Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.
Photo: © Vladimir Umanets. All rights reserved.