"The window" 

30Х30 cm, canvas, Acrylic

6.11.2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression.After the first wave of Covid-19, after the quarantine, the first exhibitions in museums and galleries opened. My family and I came to the exhibition of Ukrainian artist Oleksandr Roytburd. In the background of one of his works stood my youngest son and wife. And this picture came out - my reflection on getting out of quarantine. Colored balls are a reference to my bright childhood, where there were many colored candies, and to the childhood of my children, where we played in the pool, where instead of water there were colored plastic balls.

2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression. The boy by the window in the car. The world is colorful even in the dark. Colored balls are a reference to my bright childhood, where there were many colored candies, and to the childhood of my children, where we played in the pool, where instead of water there were colored plastic balls.

"Two looking at the picture"

55Х70 cm, canvas, Acrylic

Bubble dreams

impressions

"Three scenes from the performances"

60Х80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

18.11.2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression.Three of my favorite performances of one of the Lviv theaters. The quarantine ended and the theaters came out of a coma. My family and I started going to the theater. Impressions from "Alice in Wonderland", "Deer King", "Pentecost" (Pentecost) formed the basis of this work. Colored balls are a reference to my bright childhood, where there were many colored candies, and to the childhood of my children, where we played in the pool, where instead of water there were colored plastic balls.

"Mother" 

30Х30 cm, canvas, Acrylic

2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression.Mother with son. A work reminiscent of ancient icons. Colored balls are a reference to my bright childhood, where there were many colored candies, and to the childhood of my children, where we played in the pool, where instead of water there were colored plastic balls.

"I love Lucy " 

50Х70 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"Carmen"

60x70 cm, оil, canvas,

"Cleaning the nose " 

30Х35 cm, canvas, Acrylic

2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression. My wife took a picture of me with a finger in my nose during a trip to China. England and the United States are the countries I dream to visit. But to get there, you need to work, not cleaning your nose.

"Get out of the car" 

  30Х30 cm, canvas, Acrylic

2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression. 

"Pink hippopotamus" 

30Х30 cm, canvas, Acrylic

2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression. I was returning home late at night by bus. In front of me sat a young couple in love. They slept sweetly in the cold cabin of the bus. What did they dream about? Maybe a pink hippopotamus?

"Stairway to Heaven" 

30Х30 cm, canvas, Acrylic

2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression. Sometimes wonderful thoughts come at the toilet, sometimes all sorts of nonsense comes to mind, and sometimes we can feel like in heaven.

"Decommunization  " 

60Х70 cm, canvas, Acrylic

2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression. In 2014, I witnessed the beginning of the total decommunization of Ukraine. Lenin's monuments flew off their pedestals so fast that the birds did not have time to shit on the head of the leader of the world proletariat.

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"Formula of love" 

65Х80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

City of love. When my wife and I were in Paris, it never came to love, because our older friend was with us in our hostel room. Therefore, love in Paris for me is associated with something black and white, surrounded by colorful dreams, in which I look for a formula for love in Paris.

"Light" 

45Х40 cm, canvas, Acrylic

Naive art. Primitivism.  Sometimes we see in black and white what is colored. And vice versa…

"Entrance exit"

50x65 cm, canvas, ACRYLIC

Entrance exit. Everything is relative. You leave the house and for you it is an exit to the outside, but for a person who enters the house from the street at the same moment, it is an entrance. These are two different, and at the same time identical halves of the same thing. Two inseparable parts that are so easily separated from each other.

"NY taxi"

60x80 cm, canvas, acrylic

Naive art. Primitivism.  New York. The city I dream of visiting. I feel the rhythm of the city, I hear the noise of the streets, I see yellow taxis and I feel the insecurity of the city. Insecurity from violence, from pandemics, from environmental threats, man-made disasters. This city is like a man without underwear.

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. My childhood memories of Soviet cartoons, the 1980 Olympic games and the first Disney cartoons I saw. Then a jump in time and the beginning of decommunization in 2014. Everything was mixed in one tangle of memories and emotions.

"Decommunization, Number one"

60x70 cm, canvas, acrylic

"Alice in Wonderland"

100x100 cm, canvas, acrylic

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. One of my favorite books in my childhood. Then, as an adult, I saw the play "Alice in Wonderland" in the theater. It's so wonderful to return to childhood at least for a moment.

"2021 storming of the United States Capitol. orgasm"

60x70 cm, canvas, acrylic

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. These were shocking footage of the storming of the United States Capitol. The horned shaman in supernatural ecstasy, which will now be included in textbooks of US history, reminded me of Herostratus, who smokes not the temple of Artemis, but modern democracy.

"Sweet dreams in Egypt"

60x80 cm, canvas, acrylic

My friend was vacationing in Egypt this year and constantly posted photos from this wonderful country on social media. About a year ago my wife and I were in France and visited the Louvre. History of Egypt in the Louvre a year ago, the photo can be found this year. This layering gave the idea to create this work.

"Sasha and Dasha  looking at balloon"

30x30 cm, canvas,  acrylic

3.02.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. I like animals very much especially cats. What else can I say?

2.02.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. I like animals very much especially cats. What else can I say?

"Sasha and Dasha  looking at abstract painting"

40x45 cm, canvas, acrylic

Dancing woman

60Х70 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"Lesya Ukrainka reads "Forest Song""

60x80 cm, canvas, acrylic

                                  15.02.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. In this 2021 we celebrate 150 years since the birth of the writer Lesya Ukrainka. I decided to paint a portrait of her with admirers of her work. 

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest song.

mavka and lukash"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"Lesya Ukrainka - charming Mavka"

 60x80 cm, canvas, acrylic

                                  18.02.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. In this 2021 we celebrate 150 years since the birth of the writer Lesya Ukrainka. I decided to paint a portrait of her with admirers of her work. Painting was exhibited at Ukrainian House as a part of project "Lesya Ukrainka. 150 names". I used to write the work colors that have local birds and butterflies that live in Ukraine. For me, it is a symbol of freedom, unlike us, they are not limited in movement and fly where they want. The girl in my picture reaches out to us with a bright universe and seems to want to say something, but someone's hand squeezes her throat. For me, this work is a comprehension of the image of the main hero of the play Mavka, which reflects the life of Lesya Ukrainka herself.

"Lesya Ukrainka - faces"

 20x30 cm, canvas, acrylic

"Cat and dreams"

60x70 cm, canvas, acrylic

6.01.2021  Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. My reflection on one of my favorite operas. Georges Bizet, Carmen

"Yellow flowers"

 30x35 cm, oil, canvas. 2020

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. My first experiment, as for a naive artist, with oil painting of my favorite bubbles.

4.11.2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression. The boy by the window in the car. The world is colorful even in the dark. Colored balls are a reference to my bright childhood, where there were many colored candies, and to the childhood of my children, where we played in the pool, where instead of water there were colored plastic balls.

2.11.2020. Naive art. Acrylic Impression. The boy by the window in the car. The world is colorful even in the dark. Colored balls are a reference to my bright childhood, where there were many colored candies, and to the childhood of my children, where we played in the pool, where instead of water there were colored plastic balls.

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. What can a red cat dream of in February? Maybe colored dreams about spring?

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest song.

He Who Dwells in Rock and Mavka"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

11.03.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. Lesya Ukrainka and her world-famous work "Forest Song". I decided to draw one of the characters.

He Who Rends the Dikes.

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest song.

He Who Rends the Dikes"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

20.03.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. Lesya Ukrainka and her world-famous work "Forest Song". I decided to draw the heroes of this world-famous work.

He Who Dwells in Rock and Mavka.

22.02.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. Lesya Ukrainka and her world-famous work "Forest Song". I decided to draw one of the characters.

Mavka and Lukash.

"Portrait of a man similar to Serhiy Zhadan"

30x20 cm, canvas, acrylic

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IN PRIVATE COLLECTION 

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Song. Mother of Lukash and Kilina"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

28.03.2021.

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. . Work from a series dedicated to the poetic play "Forest Song" by the famous Ukrainian writer Lesya Ukrainka.  I painted the mother of Lukash and Kilina, the heroes of Lesya Ukrainka's work, using the image of the famous monument " Worker and Kolkhoznitza Woman", because at one time Lesya Ukrainka was portrayed not as an example of an intelligent, educated woman, but as a countryside woman who could only work in the field. My painting tells about the erroneous values of those times, and I see it now, when the culture in our country is pushed to the background. The first thing that makes people think is about consumption and a full stomach.

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Song.

Water Goblin and Rusalkas"

60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

03.04.2021.

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. Lesya Ukrainka and her world-famous work "Forest Song".

 I decided to draw the heroes of this world-famous work.

Water Goblin and Rusalkas.

"Stanislaw Lem - Oceans of Solaris"

60x80 cm, canvas,  acrylic

09.04.2021.

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.  In 2021 the whole world celebrates 100 years since the birth of writer Stanislav Lem. One of his most famous works is Solaris. I imagined Stanislav Lem, created by the Oceans of Solaris.

news publications

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Song.

Kilina`s children and Starvelings." 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

15.04.2021.

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. I have a 14-year-old son who had also to decrease contacts with friends and get an online education during quarantine. The work depicts children from the play of Lesya Ukrainka, behind which are mythical heroes - Starvellings, eternally hungry, evil creatures who can swallow our children in the dark world of ignorant, untalented and poor. Today it is happening because of a pandemic, once caused by political and economic problems in Ukraine, restrictions on the rights of the countryside population. Children have empty plates and smart toys, but with an empty stomach and, in my opinion, due to lack of knowledge, an empty head, there are no opportunities to develop, learn, become better.

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Song.

Werewolf"

60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

21.04.2021.

Оutsider art. Art Brut.Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.  Lesya Ukrainka and her world-famous work "Forest Song". According to the plot, one of the heroes of the "Forest Song" was turned into a werewolf. I saw the transformation of a wolf from a Soviet-era cartoon into the hero of one of the Disney cartoon characters, Goofy the dog. By the way, I once read that the image of a wolf in a Soviet cartoon was written off from a character in one of the Disney cartoons. The Soviet Union collapsed into separate states. Western culture and its heroes began to enter the post-Soviet space.

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Song.

forest elf"

60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

31.04.2021.

Оutsider art. Art Brut.Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.  Lesya Ukrainka and her world-famous work "Forest Song". My friend, a writer, when he was visiting my home and sit under a Christmas tree, reminded me of the good Forest Elf, who paints a magical forest with his colored fingers. It is he who paints trees and grass in the colors of the four seasons. Now it`s spring, so forest behind him is blooming and bright.

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 First the art of walking and talking, then kindergarten, then the trepanation of the skull after a bad play in the playground, resuscitation, six months in neurosurgery, then school, five or six concussions. All this was wrapped up in life in the USSR: my father was a party member, a experienced communist, my mother hated the communism. Then the dream of studying the theater and entering the Kharkiv Polytechnic by order of the party and parents: "You will walk in a jacket and tie, like a normal person, and not thump around the corner, like those drunken artists and actors." Then my student years, work on building works (I am a self-taught painter-plasterer), Barabashovo market, where I worked as a salesman and loader. During breaks, film photography, then digital photography, then video, then marriage and two children. Again camera and camera, home video and a lots of ​​family photos and videos. Then the beginning of the war with Russia in 2014, then the death of my father, the rude coroners who threw in a UAZ with an open board my father`s body, at the "one-two-three" and my family looked at this. Then moving to Lviv and constant negative pictures before my eyes. To get rid of them, I picked up a camera and started shooting videos in Lviv with my wife. Then documentaries. Some of them have won awards at foreign film festivals. The Ukrainian film community  did not accept our film art, considering us amateurs, although we are amateurs, because we have no specialized education in film production. Of all the Ukrainian film festivals, us only at the Kaniv Film Festival we were happily accepted. Then our own audio-visual projects, which we presented in Ukraine and abroad. In between filming and editing the video, I wrote poems for adults and children, wrote a few songs. Then Pavlo Gudimov with the architectural festival "Tower", the project "Angels", Levynsky… Then covid 19 and quarantine. The events are over, there is nothing to remove, I have started to lose my mind, so I turned to a psychologist. Finally, a slight relaxation of quarantine and again Pavlo Gudimov with the "Festival of Naive Art", where my wife Darina and I were members of the film crew… Shooting and communicating with naive artists was a magic kick that prompted me to paint. I realized that you can not be afraid to draw and show your work to the public, even if you do not have an art education and you are almost 50 years old. I started painting on November 1, 2020. Now more than 60 works with acrylic and oil paintings are being completed.

Hello, my name is Sahko Balabai and I am a naive artist from Ukraine. I am 49 years old, I started drawing at the age of 49,

I have been doing art since birth.

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Song. Reload of the dream.

Kutz, a malicious imp"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

29.05.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut.Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. Lesya Ukrainka and her world-famous work "Forest Song". One of the heroes is Kutz, a malicious imp.. In Soviet times, magazines and newspapers were flooded with articles about the band Kiss. The double letters "SS" were presented to the Soviet reader as SS and Nazi symbols. Propaganda talked about anti-Soviet, anti-social and aggressively stupid lyrics of these "demons". Such were the times of lies and propaganda ...)

Fish-money

money ART(Ukrainian hryvnias),

30х40 cm, canvas, acrylic

Fish-money

money ART (Ukrainian hryvnias),

30х40 cm, canvas, acrylic

                           12.05.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. 

                                 12.05.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. 

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"Sweet dreams in Egypt"

60x80 cm, canvas, acrylic

12.05.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.

My dreams of a beach, a sunny day and a charming woman nearby. Although a charming woman is always there, she is my wife. Then I will dream of the beach and the sun.

10.05.2021.

Оutsider art. Art Brut.Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Song.

Uncle Lev and Mara"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

20.05.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.Lesya Ukrainka and her world-famous work "Forest Song". The heroes of this work in one of the episodes had a conflict during the meeting. I saw this conflict as a chess game with unintelligible phrases that people involved in the digital world can easily read, like the WTF. 

"Sweet dreams in Egypt"

60x80 cm, cardboard, acrylic

"Sweet dreams in Egypt"

60x80 cm, cardboard, acrylic

12.05.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.

My dreams of a beach, a sunny day and a charming woman nearby. Although a charming woman is always there, she is my wife. Then I will dream of the beach and the sun.

12.05.2021

Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.

My dreams of a beach, a sunny day and a charming woman nearby. Although a charming woman is always there, she is my wife. Then I will dream of the beach and the sun.

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"solomiya krushelnitska. madam butterfly"

 65x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"solomiya krushelnitska. madam butterfly"

 40x30 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Song. 

Will-o’-the-Wisp, a fire spirite (ignis fatuus)"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

15.06.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. Solomiya Krushelnitska - famous Ukrainian Opera singer.

06.06.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.Solomiya Krushelnitska - famous Ukrainian Opera singer.

10.06.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.Lesya Ukrainka and her world-famous work "Forest Song". Will-o’-the-Wisp, a fire sprite (ignis fatuus) is a symbol of freedom and passion. He appears suddenly, his speech and movements unrestrained. Will-o’-the-Wisp, a fire sprite (ignis fatuus) is a kind of heartthrob, a fire guy who can seduce a girl and burn the house of evil people. I saw him in the image of a welder.

"Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Song. 

reload of the dreams. fate"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

28.06.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. People are constantly looking for a better fate and often give up what they have. Sometimes fate plays evil, very evil jokes with us. Such is the fate of a criminal, which we would love to shoot.

"Lesya Ukrainka. drawing"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"Lesya Ukrainka. lost children"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

28.06.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. In Soviet times, we were given a kind of sacred image of Lesya Ukrainka, a drawing developed by the Communist Party and Soviet leaders ...

28.06.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. Lost children. In today's digital world, children are often lost in reality, not physically but mentally. They are detached from reality and can only be found in the digital world. In my opinion, this is a very bad trend. If you take a child's smartphone, the child feels like naked, without protection.

"Lesya Ukrainka. reload of the dreams. triasovytsia. propasnytsia"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"Lesya Ukrainka. reload of the dreams. still life"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"mirror"

 30x40 cm, canvas on cardboard, Acrylic

17.08.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.

 

28.06.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.

I think that in "Forest Song" there was a still life from which I drew this work.

03.08.2021

Tryasovitsa, or Propasnytsia, is such a mythical creature that brought people fever or death. In what image can it be represented? Maybe in the image of a seductive woman, from whom you do not expect danger and who can lead to a fever of love?

Transformation

 money ART (Hryvnia ART),

30х40 cm,  canvas, Acrylic

10.05.2021.

Оutsider art. Art Brut.Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. My own transformation. I used to stand in the market and sell various trifles for little money. Over time, I became an artist at the age of almost 50.

money fish

 money ART (Hryvnia ART)

 30х40 cm, canvas, Acrylic

10.05.2021.

Оutsider art. Art Brut.Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art. Ordinary fish from money. I like exotic fish.

Chess game

 money ART (Hryvnia ART)

 30х40 cm, canvas, Acrylic

10.05.2021.

Оutsider art. Art Brut.Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.The famous chess party Ivanchuk - Kasparov (Linares, 1991)

10.05.2021.

Оutsider art. Art Brut.Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.

10.05.2021.

Оutsider art. Art Brut.Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.

"Berlin. Spree river band"

 60х80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"Lesya Ukrainka. reload of the dreams. lullaby cat"

 60x80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

17.08.2021

Оutsider art. Art Brut. Naive art. Primitivism.  Pop art.

A cat has always been present in Ukrainian folklore. Cats sang lullabies, cats caught mice in the house, cats were and are a symbol of peace, tranquility and comfort in the Ukrainian family. I'm sure there was a cat in The Forest Song, too.

"still life with blue vase"

 60х80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"louvre"

 60х80 cm, canvas, Acrylic

"paris. seine river band"

 60х80 cm, canvas, Acrylic