A personal online exhibition of graphic
works by Dmitry Mishyn “Visualization of Subconscious Adapted” presents the
original creative works of a well-known web-master.
Mishyn Dmitry Petrovych was born on June 8, 1951, in
the village of Yashkyno, the Orenburh Oblast in the family of exiled special
migrants. Has been living in Kirovograd (now Kropyvnytskyi) since 1961. Has
higher technical education, mechanic engineer. Graduated from Kirovograd
Institute of Agricultural Engineering, now Central Ukrainian National
Technical University in 1975.
Worked as a constructor engineer in Joint Stock Company
“Kirovograd Institute of Design and Engineering “Hruntposivmash”, as a
teacher in Kirovograd College of Agricultural Engineering (now Kropyvnytskyi
College of Engineering of Central Ukrainian National Technical University)
and in Kirovograd Institute of Agricultural Engineering, now Central
Ukrainian National Technical University. Was engaged in professional
research on agricultural engineering, fluid dynamics, building mechanics,
hydraulics, foundry, ecology, occupational safety and health. Has numerous
published scientific and methodological works.
Has been engaged in amateur cinema for almost twenty years –
as a freelance correspondent – cameraman in Kirovograd Regional Television,
headed the amateur production studios. Is a laureate and diploma winner of
all-Ukrainian competitions of amateur cinema.
Currently, is a webmaster. Has created and manages the
websites of the following institutions of culture and art – gallery “Elisavetgrad”,
O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum, Ivan Karpenko Kary Literature and Memorial
Museum, the People’s Memorial Museum of Heinrich Neuhaus, as well as
personal website of a famous chorus conductor, Merited Art Worker of Ukraine
Yurii Liubovych. In 2005, the web page of Kirovograd Regional Art Museum
(now the Museum of Arts) of the web site ELISAVET got 1st place in the
nomination “Museum Website” at all-Ukrainian Museum Festival “Museum of the
Third Millennium” in Dnipropetrovsk (now Dnipro).
The result of Dmitry Mishyn’s creative search in computer
graphics is the original author’s works that were presented for the first
time at the personal exhibition “Visualization of Subconscious” in
O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum in October 2006. A participant of the first
Biennale of Naïve Art and Primitivism “Velour Cat” named after Andrii
Lipatov to International Day of Cultural Workers and Folk Art Masters in
Kropyvnytskyi in 2020.
The exposition of the current exhibition consists of seventy
graphic works of the author’s art project “Visualization of Subconscious
Adapted”. “Behind the visualization of the images, the author’s used the
approach of Rorschach test with the further individual graphic
interpretation which gives them features of separate finished works. In this
case, inkblot is created by the author or another person and then with the
help of computer graphics images, which have meaning according to the
author, are derived from it. Dmytry Mishyn’s perfect compositions are
characterized by the aesthetics of lines and textures completed with colored
inclusions which concentrate the attention, as well as by the clear themes
and plots. Previously mysterious inkblots are deprived of abstraction and
are turned into specific symbols and signs that act as images of the
author’s personal experience and idiomatic messages of perception and
evaluation of modern where tragic and comic interlace and lose their natural
peculiarities, generating cynicism and irony. The titles of the works in
Russian, English, and Chinese, which is the consistent part of images,
accentuate the apocalyptic mood of mysteries of the informational net world.
It is a new special form of artistic self-expression of modern conceptual
art” – mentioned the leading researcher of the museum, art history expert,
Merited Artist of Ukraine Andrii Nadezhdin in the booklet to the exhibition.
For reference: The Rorschach test is a psychological test
to examine a person's personality; it was developed in 1921 by Swiss
psychologist Hermann Rorschach. A test subject is asked to interpret ten
inkblots. Each image serves as a stimulus to free associations – a test
subject must name any word, image, or idea he/she has. The test is based on
an assumption that what an individual sees in an inkblot is determined by
the characteristics of his own personality. By comparing the content of
associations-fantasies with what has already been known about the changes in
a personality and motivational sphere of the individual, Rorschach concluded
that these associations are equivalent to dreams. It turned out that
inkblots are able to reveal the deep desires or fears which are at the core
of longstanding unresolved personal conflicts. The important information
about the needs of a person, about things that make a person happy or sad,
things that bother her\him and things he\she has to put down and turn into
subconscious fantasies can be derived from the content or plot of the
association caused by inkblots.
Dmitry Mishyn presented the displayed graphic works to the
collection of O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum. Two graphic portraits of
Dmitry Mishyn created by his fellow artist Mykola Reshetniak in 1971, when
they were 20 years old, complete the exhibition. By the way, one of the
portraits depicts the future Dmitry Mishyn when he is 70 years old. These
portraits and several other drawings by the famous artist and completest
Mykola Reshetniak (1951-2018), who later emigrated to the USA, and while
living in New York had still exhibited a lot, Dmitry Mishyn also presented
to the museum collection.