“Paradise Paradise” is a series of two large-scale paintings. It depicts elements of a landscape repeatedly until it becomes more or less abstract. Dima Mykytenko is inspired by the idea of a paradise in perpetual evolution, or the representations that each person may have of it, playing with the balanced, lively and attractive dimensions of these paintings.
For some, it may represent the biblical garden of Eden, abundant and satisfying; for others, it may resemble the glossy advertisement of a sunset on the beach. The one element common to all these variations is distance. Installed under the Besançon bridge, these paintings exude a sense of distance. The paradises floating on the Doubs appear both near and far.
Bien Urbain 11
2 weeks : June 9 to 25, 2023
27 invited artists : ABCDEF (DE) // Ama Split & Riky Kiwy (FR, IT) // Ampparito (ES) // Camille Bondon (FR) // Charlotte Beltzung (FR) // Christina Kubisch (DE) // Clown (FR) // Doa Oa (ES) // Dima Mykytenko (UKR) // Ella & Pitr (FR) // JOUBe (FR) // Ju Hyun LEE (KR) // Justine Caoudal (FR) // Lou Amoros Augustin (FR) // Mary et Jiem (FR) // Mujo Atelier (FR) // MZM Projects (UKR) // le collectif Ne Rougissez Pas (FR) // Red (FR) // Saturn (FR) // Simone Découpe (FR) // Vilx (FR)
Dima Mykytenko (1987) is a Ukrainian artist who works mainly in painting, but also in drawing, pyrography, installation and video.
In his wide-ranging artistic practice, Dima experiments in situ with the connection between abstract forms and the environment. He approaches the landscape as a modular construction, a standard set in which the horizon is the only stable element.
Since 2013, he has been working on how to produce a language through his constructed horizons. He operates in the mode of systematic repetition without exceeding defined limits. Drawing on his experience as a graffiti artist, he likes to play with predefined constraints and the demands of the site, nurturing a dialogue between the work and its environment.
Dima Mykytenko, Olivia Jacquot, Nicolas Waltefaugle
Thanks to the SNCF, owner of the site, for allowing us to put on this temporary exhibition.éphémère.