A personal exhibition of graphic art by a member
of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine Fedir Lahno “Life power of Fedir
Lahno’s creative work” dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the artist is
presented within the art project “Laureates of the Regional Award in Fine
Art and Study of Art named after Oleksandr Osmerkin”. The project is aimed
at the popularization of the creative work of the artists – laureates of the
award in the nominations “national tradition” and “modern tendencies”. It
presupposes the organization of personal exhibitions and publication of
catalogs with articles about artists and with the reproductions of their
Lahno Fedir Fedorovych was born on February 24, 1956,
in the town settlement 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. A laureate of the Regional Award in Fine Art and
Study of Art named after Oleksandr Osmerkin in the nomination “modern
tendencies”: in 2011- for the creative works of different years,
in 2019 - for the illustrations to
the series of children’s books by Petro Melnyk “An amazing journey
of Sonia and Asia to Scandinavia” (2016), “An amazing journey of Sonia and
Asia to ancient Egypt” (2017), “An amazing journey of Sonia and Asia to
Cossack Sich” (2019), published by TOV “Imeks-LTD”, the town of
Kropyvnytskyi. A member of all-Ukrainian and international art exhibitions.
Works are kept in the Museum of Arts and O.O.Osmerkin Art-Memorial Museum
(Kropyvnytskyi), in many private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
Creative work areas – monumental art, painting, graphic art,
book illustration. Interest in plastics of things can be traced in the
works. On that basis, the artist builds compositional phantasmagoria of
life. The artist’s work can be characterized by the appeal to traditions of
Western European modernism, American abstract art, and Transavantgarde.
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.
“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. I consider art in all its
forms to be the basis of Fedir Lahno’s creative work, a stepping stone of
art searches. It is where forms of his aesthetic and art interests start.
Fedir Lahno’s creative compositions from the series “Fragments of vitality &
morality” is a great path from Biblical to cosmic through everyday” –
mentioned the leading researcher of the museum, art historian, Merited
Artist of Ukraine Andrii Nadezhdin in the introduction article to the