Daryna Tyshchenko

Wherever I go

Daryna Tyshchenko Wherever I go
Daryna Tyshchenko Wherever I go
Grief, mourning and memory are themes that emerge in Daryna Tyshchenko's work. For almost her entire adult life, she has lived in the shadow of Russian aggression. As a result of the present war, she had to leave her home in Ukraine. Her father lost his life in the war.

This project is an attempt to provide insight into the experiences of refugees and to suggest an alternative way of understanding the ongoing conflict. Tyshchenko’s collages are reminiscent of the hopeless struggle of Sisyphus, a character from Greek mythology who has to push a heavy stone up the mountain. Every time he is almost there, the stone rolls down and he has to start all over again.

In Tyshchenko’s work, the body is both a witness and a subconscious memory carrier, unable to function properly due to trauma. Like stones, the body parts form different patterns that reflect the artist’s frustrations, breakdowns and hopes. They represent both the obstacles we face and the baggage we carry with us.

Daryna Tyshchenko Wherever I go
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