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Rafal Milach - Black Sea of Concrete




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One of 300 copies signed and numbered + signed print 21×26.5 cm in blue clam shell box.

The first thing you notice by the sea is the concrete. Kilometers of grey blocks sometimes painted with blue and yellow, the national colors of Ukraine. You can feel the soviet past at once. It looks surreal and it doesn't match the beautiful landscape that surrounds you. Industrial zones and the iron waste by the sea don't remind harmonic idyll between nature and man. People have changed the landscape in a very brutal way here. But the sea fights back for its natural shape and territory. Local people seem to respect the power of the sea. Nevertheless at he same time they thoughtlessly devastate it. This wired symbiosis makes this piece of land fascinating. I went to the Ukrainian Black Sea coast to explore this mutual influence and relation between the man and sea. Ukraine is the country in transition and for the last few years has been looking for its new identity. In my opinion so has the Black Sea coast.

As of writing available at anzenbergergallery-bookshop or direct from the artist

Pages: 76
Place: Warsaw
Year: 2013
Publisher: Self published
Size: 32 x 26 cm (approx.)

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