Project Room: ANDRIY HALASHYIN | Rich and Famous Mar 13 - Apr 3, 2010
The fifteen minutes of fame that we could have had are not coming. Life’s red carpet is not as radiant as seen on TV.
At some point we thought our existence was meant to do something, to take us far. We thought beauty would last forever, we thought fame was an imminent thing, and we thought – eventually - we would be in the spotlight. But existence teaches that only a few make it and many perish only accomplishing the ordinary. But what happens when we realize that we are part of the “ordinary crowd”? All that made sense in our existence is no longer a possibility. We can: 1. die; 2. look for the real sense of our lives; or 3. hang on to this delusional and obsolete idea.
Originally from Ukraine where he studied art, Andriy Halashyn has lived in Costa Rica since 2001. His artwork has been exhibited in Ukraine and Costa Rica, as well as Panama, Colombia, Switzerland and the United States.