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Mykola Anatoliovitch Kirichenko, MAKO, was born in Mt Clemens, Michigan on October 29th, 1952 to Ukrainian parents who immigrated to the United States after surviving the Stalinist purges in Eastern Europe and the Second World War's Nazi work camps. His father Anatol was a college professor and his mother Nadia was a school teacher. Mykola carved his first sculpture in gray sandstone when he was ten years old it was a bust of George Washington. Mykola graduated from Romeo, Michigan District Schools in 1970. He participated in the student art guild and was influenced by his stepfather a master in stainless-steel metalsmithing and blacksmithing who worked in forced labor camps on German V2 missile systems. After his graduation from high school Mykola attended Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan where he studied 3-D conceptual art designing and building plastic domes based on Buckmaster Fullerian models. He continued his formal education at Oakland University where he studied fine art including figure drawing and landscape painting and Biological Sciences. He graduated from Oakland University in 1975 with a Bachelors degree in the Arts. In 1978 he submitted oil paintings to a juried show at the Detroit Institute of Art, none were shown.
In the early 1980's through the mid 1980's Mykola studied and worked in Japan at Hanga '80 founded by his sensei (teacher) Ryoko Utsumi formerly of the Atelier 17 of Paris founded by an English artist Stanley W. Hayter. Stanley's studio, Atelier 17, later moved to New York City. While still in Paris, Hayter established the importance of multi viscosity etching and many of the contemporary artists of Europe and the United States became part of the Hayter print revitalization studio period. Picasso, Miro, Man Ray, Dali, Calder were also some of the many artists who came to Atelier 17 to learn and exchange ideas. It was from this vast well spring of revitalized print making that Ryoko Utsumi carried back with her to her Hanga Studio in Japan a treasure of knowledge which began to inspire yet another generation of etchers, printmakers, and artists at her atelier, Hanga Hachi, in Hamadera Koen, Sakai a Suburb of Southern Osaka.
Mykola studied and experimented with the multiple viscosity etching techniques and became part of the Hanga Hachi Etching society and exhibited his works in the financial and gallery districts of Osaka, Japan, population, eight million people. He returned to the United States and continued to produce etchings and mezzotints printing them on an small studio etching press in his atelier. In 1986 he studied illustration and computer graphics. He has pursued incorporating a fine arts expression in his life including computer graphics, corporate transportation design, television broadcasting, figure drawing, painting, the casting of bronze sculpture, and subtractive alabaster carving.
The tumultuous 1990s were spent in automotive design studios and art studios. Mykola honed his skills in etching and print making and expanded to casting bronze sculpture he continued working on expanding his theory of Geometrics in his sketches and drawings. Mykola studied at private and public studios in Detroit at the Michigan Gallery, the Center for Creative Studies, The Ray Macdonald studio’s, The Scarab Club, the Swann Gallery of Detroit. Between the years of 1996 and 1998 while living in the Seattle area Mykola studied and worked from his studio overlooking Puget Sound, he was active with the University of Washington’s art and design center on the campus of U of W, he also studied and worked at the Lyle Silver Studio on Eighth and Steward downtown Seattle and worked with the Patel Family Bronze foundry in Sultan Washington. 1999 In Greensboro North Carolina he became affiliated with the Art O Mat organization directed by Clark Whittington an artist entrepreneur who markets small works of art available to the general public nationally through mass retail media.
His thematic style ranges from 3D conceptual cast metal work to his 2D invention which he calls Geometrics. Geometrics was initiated and has its roots in Cubism by abstracting figurative gesture and expressions from simplifying geometric shapes and using abstracted colors from figurative forms, usually nudes, using 2D variations. He defines as his art form as Geometrics.
Geometrics for the Millennium
Artist Statement for Mykola Kirichenko
up with the idea and a new definition of the word Geometrics In the 1980s. It is related to cubism. Those who are familiar with works of Picasso
and Braque have seen and understand cubism. Cubism is the 3D representation
of a 3D object on a 2D plane or flat surface. My definition of Geometrics is
the abstract 2D representation of a 3D object on 2D surfaces. Instead of
using spheres, and pyramids, and cubes, I use abstracted circles, triangles,
and squares. Color is the primary representative in describing the 3D
subject along with the freedom and abstraction of the form. That is how I
came up with the name Geometric Colorism initially or more simply,
Geometrics. Geometrics is a dynamic way to lay out a 3D object while finding
new exuberant expressive combinations of form and configuration while
exploring the possibilities. I think of it as an expressive, abstracting
method of illuminating the 3D study in a different light filtered only by
your imagination. Geometrics transform common forms like water changes a
desert. Geometrics allows new, and vitally modern art forms. Geometrics
allow us to abstract and create from mood and gesture. It is a wonderfully
expressive non restrictive art form paralleling itself with total freedom and
simplified form. To begin I stay focused and flexible, and move rapidly and try to use only
abstracted circles, triangles and squares. Draw or paint or sketch as the
forms as they are seen. All
drawing is from ones inner energy and intuitive feeling. The more distorted the circles,
triangles, and squares the less restricted the composition. This are a no
rules for this art form just pure creativity and expressive dynamic energy.
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