Artist Kateryna Ocheredko reflected Lefkara craft, Cypriot folk dances, guard of traditions, Cyprus-specific chair and wicker basket motifs on canvas through monotype printing and color pencil technique during the Covid-19 quarantine days for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts.
According to the information provided by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, artist Kateryna Ocheredko reflected the women of Cyprus while making the lefkara work which is one of the traditional Cypriot handcrafts (Lefkara Craft), the traditional Cypriot folk dances and clothes of folk dances, Guard of the Traditions aiming to preserve and convey the monumental olive trees to the next generations, handmade chairs made with traditional reeds in Cyprus (Iskemle) and the handmade flat wicker basket, which is the symbol of the traditional Cypriot culture, on the canvas with monotype printing and color pencil technique.
Who is Tetiana Ocheredko?
She was born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1985. In 2010, she graduated from the Igor Sikorsky Graphic Faculty of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute. She is a member of the National Artists Association of Ukraine. In 2012, she received scholarships given to gifted young people by the Municipality of Kyiv City for their personal creative contribution to the development of the city and their high success in social life. In 2012, she was given a scholarship by the Kiev Mayor for her personal creative contribution to the development of the city and high achievements in social life. Since 2007, she has participated in more than 15 national and 25 international painting and graphic exhibitions and outdoor painting. Between 2008 and 2018, she created more than 15 paintings for children and adult books published in Ukraine and abroad. In 2016, she worked as an animator of the world’s first feature-length animated film, “Loving Vincent”, about the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh. In 2018, the movie “Loving Vincent” was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe Awards. In 2018, she was awarded at the exhibition titled “Engravings of the World”, an engraving and sculpture exhibition held by the Greek Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Diseases Association in collaboration with the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. In 2011, she won the “Green Wave” art competition held at the Artist Gallery in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2019, she opened her solo art exhibition “Repin’s places” in Kiev. She also organized the personal engraving exhibition “Different and similar”. In 2015, she opened her personal engraving exhibition “Our World” in Minsk, Belarus. In 2011, she opened her solo engraving exhibition titled “My Kiev” at the Kiev Cultural Artists Museum. She participated in exhibitions in Belarus, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Egypt, Spain and participated in the international open-air exhibition in China. Her works take place in museums and private collections in Ukraine, Egypt, Poland, Latvia, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Australia, Egypt, USA, Greece and China.