Drawings – The study of the line in itself

Dear Visitors and Art Lovers,

Welcome to the grafisch-studio!

Allow me. Ryn Shaparenko, artist.
I cordially invite you to browse through my gallery – here you will find a selection of of my drawings.
Sincerely greets you
Ryn Shaparenko

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About me

1968 Born in Kiev, Ukraine.
1989 – 1995 Studies at the State Academy for Applied Arts in St. Petersburg. Graduation: Diploma in Design.
1995 – 2002 Freelance artist and graphic designer in St. Petersburg (RU) and Krakow (PL).
Since 2003 Freelance artist and graphic designer in Berlin.
Since 2010 Member of the professional association of visual artists Berlin.


About my Drawings

I began to draw with ink and feather during my studies in the nineties. I soon began to ask myself important questions in reference to some of the drawings which I tried to comprehend. I have still not been able to give a satisfactory answer to these questions. I have named the search for these answers: „The study of the line in itself“. (philosophy is a hobby of mine and so the name is therefore dose to me…)

The Questions:

What dissects the line? The space. And then what…? Is it now two spaces or still one – but split? And when the space consist of more lines, what is there to see: lines or spaces? Are they separated or do they belong together? Besides that a line can be thick or thin. If it is thick is it then still a line or does it transform into a space? Questions, questions…
Meanwhile I continue to draw…

All my drawings are the „results“ of my „The study of the line in itself“ – so I call my art way. I arrange them in some sections, witch I’m trying to discover, like „Organoids“, „Mechanoids“, „Field Studies“, „Stonegardens“, „Networks“, „Plain“ or „Components“.

When I draw, I try to create the abstract structures witch are free from fixed semantic meanings or references – and make so the interpretation of this artwork depending of the viewer of the drawing. It is my intention – this sematic ambiguity gives the observer the posibility to decide about the meanning of the artwork, to make an own personal interpretation and on this way to take part in the creative process.

I prefer to use very reduced medium, mostly only black and red ink on white paper and pen and my drawings are looking through this technique very clear and accurate. In our rashly wold it is always a nice view and good for a change and relaxing.


Select Exhibitions and Events

2021   Group Exhibition „Non-issue 5“, KunstHaus Potsdam e.V., Potsdam, DE
2020   Exhibition „Semantic voyages“, Burg Stargard, DE
2016   Exhibition „the mechanics of drawing“, Alte Pumpe, Berlin, DE
2014   Exhibition „error in reasoning“, Galerie Kunst Projekt Forma:t, Berlin, DE
2013   Exhibition „ARTGESCHOSS“, Wolfenbüttel, DE
2012   Exhibition, G11 am Funkhaus, Berlin, DE
2009   Exhibition „Field Studies and Ferry Passages“, with Ulrike Kirchner, Gallery F92, Berlin, DE
2007   Group Exhibition „Ichthyophilia and other Temptations“ Gallery „Oko“, Berlin, DE
2005   Exhibition in context of the „SOHO in Ottakring“-festival, Vienna, AT
1998   Solo Exhibition „Cosmology of the Line“, St Petersburg, RU
1997   Group Exhibition „PROJECTUS – a message to posterity“, Russian artist’s federation, St Petersburg, RU
1996   „Steps“, arts centre „Art Clinic“, St Petersburg, RU

2021   „artspring berlin“ Festival, Berlin, DE
2002   „Charms somewhere else“, a literary performance, Krakow, PL
2001   „The virtual swimming-pool“, an artistic performance, Krakow, PL

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