Exhibitions

summer 2022


Men. Heroes. Gods.

exhibition by Volodymyr & Tetiana Bakhtovs
supported by Greek Cultural Fund

info of date and venue of the exhibition coming soon


Ancient civilization created the cult of a Hero – a mortal man who, through exceptional courage and victory, as well as wisdom and talent, performed feats that only gods were capable of, destroying monsters and establishing new standards of human existence.

The reward was eternal glory and in some cases the apotheosis – acceptance into the host of the gods.

Such was Hercules who after his death joined the Pantheon on Mount Olympus.

Achilles also became a god whose cult was widespread among the Greeks of the Northern Black Sea and Crimea, and his sanctuary and oracle in ancient times were located on the island of Λευκή, or Ἀχιλλέως νῆσος, the Isle of Achilles – these days known worldwide as the Snake Island of Ukraine.

The values ​​of ancient heroism are reaffirmed in the context of the many challenges facing society and each of us today.

The formula of ancient myths, Men-Heroes-Gods, is being put into practice again today, because personal sacrifice, the ability to overpower when ordinary people become heroes and go to immortality like God-Men, are the realities of the modern world and Ukraine.

A modern Hero is born and, just like the heroes of ancient times, is set up to fight chaos and monsters, restoring the social norms of human existence.

Such heroes are created by Volodymyr and Tetyana Bakhtovs in their projects “Portal of Heroes”, “Temple of Heroes”, “Farewell to the Hero”, “Heroes and Teacher”, and emphasize the symbolism of fire and plastic expression of the human body.

The works are performed in a combination of two author techniques: heliograffiti (see the section “Heliograffiti. Revival by fire.“) and “terra-theatre” (see the section “Terra-theatre”).


Large scale photo prints / fabric, PVC, photo paper
150х220 / 80х120 / 40х60


BIRTH. 2013

220 х 425 cm, fabric……. €1200
60 х 120 cm, PVC…………. €600
30 х 60 cm, paper………… €300

LIFE. 2013

220 х 425 cm, fabric……. €1200
60 х 120 cm, PVC…………. €600
30 х 60 cm, paper………… €300

LIFE. 220х450

DEATH. 2013

220 х 425 cm, fabric……. €1200
60 х 120 cm, PVC…………. €600
30 х 60 cm, paper………… €300

MOUND OF SKYLAS

160 х 218 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 80 cm, PVC…………… €600
30 х 60 cm, paper………… €300

PORTAL OF HEROES

160 х 218 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 80 cm, PVC…………… €600
30 х 60 cm, paper………… €300

MOUND OF ACHILLEAS

160 х 218 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 80 cm, PVC…………… €600
30 х 60 cm, paper………… €300

DOME OF DESYATYNNA CHURCH

160 х 218 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 80 cm, PVC…………… €600
30 х 60 cm, paper………… €300

TEMPLE OF HEROES

160 х 218 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 80 cm, PVC…………… €600
30 х 60 cm, paper………… €300

BASILICA

160 х 218 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 80 cm, PVC…………… €600
30 х 60 cm, paper………… €300

FAREWELL TO HERO I


160 х 182 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 68 cm, PVC…………… €500
30 х 34 cm, paper………… €250

FAREWELL TO HERO II


160 х 182 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 68 cm, PVC…………… €500
30 х 34 cm, paper………… €250

FAREWELL TO HERO III


160 х 182 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 68 cm, PVC…………… €500
30 х 34 cm, paper………… €250

FAREWELL TO HERO IV


160 х 182 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 68 cm, PVC…………… €500
30 х 34 cm, paper………… €250

FAREWELL TO HERO V


160 х 182 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 68 cm, PVC…………… €500
30 х 34 cm, paper………… €250

FAREWELL TO HERO VI


160 х 182 cm, fabric……. €900
60 х 68 cm, PVC…………… €500
30 х 34 cm, paper………… €250