Ukrainian sculptor, born and works in Kyiv. Oleksii received his education at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv. In 2013 he was a participant of the residence at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England. Twice, in 2012 and 2016, he won the Kyiv Sculpture Project. Oleksii is a co-founder and member of the GAZ art group. The sculptor has participated in symposia and exhibitions in Croatia, Germany and Great Britain. Among the most famous projects in Ukraine: Great Sculpture Salon at the Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv, 2012), “Sculpture PRO sculpture” at the Yermilovcenter (Kharkiv, 2013), “Kylym” in the Lviv Palace of Arts (Lviv, 2016). Oleksii Zolotarev’s personal exhibitions are regularly held at the leading exhibition centers in Kyiv. Oleksii is the artist of such objects in public space as “Pear”, “Rose of Wind” and “The Movement of Suprematism”, all in Kyiv.
The sculpture “Ear” refers to the textbook theme, which is embodied in the works of Salvador Dali, Hieronymus Bosch, Van Gogh. The artist emphasizes the importance of listening to the world, which is at the stage of physical war, emotional outburst, ruthless absorption. How important it is to distinguish the main thing for yourself and to be aware of true values. The sculpture, which originated from a failed selfie, is embodied in the park in an eight-meter metal structure amidst the incredible landscape and other works by contemporary artists.