On February 26, 2021, an opening of a personal
exhibition of graphic art by a member of the National Union of Artists
of Ukraine Fedir Lahno took place in O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum.
The exhibition is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the artist. Also,
a catalogue “Life power of Fedir Lahno’s creative work” was presented
within the art project “Laureates of the Regional Award in Fine Art and
Study of Art named after Oleksandr Osmerkin”.
Lahno Fedir Fedorovych was born on February 24, 1956,
in the village of Oleksandrivka, the Kirovohrad Oblast. Graduated from
Kharkiv State Art and Industrial Institute, now Kharkiv State Academy of
Design and Arts (1983). A member of the National Union of Artists of
Ukraine (1992). A painter, graphic artist. Tow0timw laureate of the
Regional Award in Fine Art and Study of Art named after Oleksandr
Osmerkin in the nomination “modern tendencies” (2011, 2019). A
participant of all-Ukrainian and international art exhibitions. The
works are kept in the museum, numerous private collections in Ukraine
and abroad. The areas of creative work – monumental art, painting,
graphic art, book illustration.
The series of the drawings “Fragments of vitality & morality”
by Fedir Lahno is displayed for the first time. The drawings were
presented by the author to the museum collection “Modern Ukrainian Fine
Art” in 2020.
The fans of the artist came to the exhibition opening and the
presentation of the scientific and art edition. Everyone was fascinated
by the phantasmagoric plots of Fedir Lahno’s graphic compositions and
shared their emotions after exploring life conflicts reproduced in the
The leading researcher of the museum, art historian, Merited
Artist of Ukraine Andrii Nadezhdin presented the catalogue of the
exhibition “Life power of Fedir Lahno’s creative work” and mentioned:
“28 drawings made with a simple graphic pencil in 2019 figuratively
convey the peculiarities of the history and everyday life of the present
time, marked by life and death limits. Fedir Lahno’s creative
compositions from the series “Fragments of vitality & morality” is a
great path from Biblical to cosmic through everyday”.
The head of the Department of Visual Art of the Regional
Universal Library named after D.I.Chyzhevskyi, by the way also the
laureate of the award, Svitlana Ushakova told about her visit to the
artist’s studio in the village of Oleksandrivka where he lives, about
its aesthetic atmosphere, as well as her work with Fedir Lahno on the
arranging of albums of the talented fellow-artists “Hryhorii Hnatiuk.
Nebel Pastorals” and “Volodymyr Kyrianov. Reality of the Unreal”.
Olena Kyrychenko, the Ph.D. in Art History, the associate
professor of the Subdepartment of Visual Art and Design of the
Department of Arts of the Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical
University named after V.Vynnychenko, who received the award in 2011 in
the nomination “study and history of art” together with Fedir Lahno,
described the characteristic features of the artist’s style, his appeal
to traditions of West European Modernism, American Abstract Art, and
Transavantgarde. She also introduced her student Kristina Nikonova, who
conducts art research on the creative work of the artist and is working
on a report for the all-Ukrainian student conference that is going to be
in Kyiv soon. According to Kristina Nikonova, the student and her thesis
tutor have been so much impressed by the exhibition so that they decided
to make additions to the presentation.
The gem of the vernissage and a musical gift for the visitors
was a performance by the student in the violin class in Kropyvnytskyi
Musical College Kateryna Misko. Together with her teacher Nataliia
Karaban and accompanist Svitlana Kontsedalova they performed romantic
music works by famous composers of the 19th and 20th centuries – Max
Bruch, Niccolò Paganini, and Grażyna Bacewicz which were consonant with
the philosophical drawings of Fedir Lahno “Fragments of vitality &