Lot #233 | Bucha by Elena Kambina. Triptych #1. Protectress

The City of Bucha. March, 2022

● 21,5″x31,1″ (54,5×79 cm) Pastel, Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Pencil, Cotton Drawing Paper
● This Artwork Comes With a Wall Plaque of the Good Samaritan
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The history of the creation of these paintings by Elena Kambina:

Elena wrote: “All my works were made during the war in Kyiv, in the first months of 2022, when people were killed in Bucha, I felt it physically on myself… every night as if they beat me… I took a sheet of paper and, under the howling of sirens – there was nowhere to hide – and the sounds of explosions, I drew and drew… it saved my brain and my soul…”

Experience the emotional and gripping history behind the stunning paintings created by the incredibly talented artist, Elena Kambina. These works of art were brought to life during a time of unimaginable turmoil and chaos, the war in Kyiv in the first months of 2022. In the face of the devastation and tragedy that surrounded her, Elena poured her heart and soul onto paper, capturing the raw emotion and pain of those dark days. Every stroke of her brush was a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, a defiant act of creation amidst destruction. As the sounds of explosions and the howling of sirens echoed in the background, Elena’s art served as a lifeline, saving her brain and soul from the darkness that threatened to consume her. These paintings are a true testament to the power of art, and a stunning reminder of the strength and beauty that can emerge from the depths of even the darkest of times. Don’t miss your chance to experience these breathtaking works of art firsthand.

About the Author:

Elena Kambina

Painter, graphic artist, curator, and organizer of exhibitions.

Born in Uzbekistan.
In 1993 she graduated from the Tashkent State Pedagogical University named after Nizami, art and graphic faculty.
Since 2002, a member of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan.
Member of the Association of Franco–Chinese Artists.
From 2008 to 2018 she lived and worked in Beijing.
Since 2018 lived in Kyiv. Ukraine.


2023 – Exhibition at SAP. Walldorf, Germany.
2021 – Nord Art. A special project from Central Asia “Identity.” Budelsdorf, Germany.
2021 – “Dialogue with time.” Bonum Factum Gallery. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
2020 – Author’s project “Creating play spaces for children.” Amosov Institute in Kyiv, Ukraine.
2019 –2020 – “Born of the Earth.” Sholom Aleichem Museum. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2019 – “The planet is one – the Earth. Ukraine – Moldova.” Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2019 – “Lady from the Middle Kingdom.” Center for Contemporary Art SOVIART. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2017 – Exhibition of paintings in the Birch Gallery. Panzin, China.
2017 – International curatorial project: an exhibition of painting and sculpture in the private museum Ural. Beijing, China.
2016 – “Conversation.” Exhibition of painting and graphics. Art cafe Red brick. Beijing, China.
2015 – The 20th Guangzhou International Art Fair. Guangzhou, China.
2014 – Curator’s project “Journey of the avant–garde. Beijing Station. Beijing, China.
2013 – “Art Capital.” Paris, France
2013 – “ART Beijing 2013.” Beijing, China.
2012 – China Art Industry Expo 2012. Beijing, China.
2010 – International exhibition “Signs of the times: moment and eternity.” Archaeological site Ming Uruk. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
2009 – “Circles on the water.” Center for Contemporary Art SOVIART. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2008 – 2010 – International exhibition “Signs of the times: Moment and Eternity.” Archaeological site Ming Uruk. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
2007 – Thessaloniki biennale. 1 of Contemporary Art. “Of other Spaces. Heterotopias.” Thessaloniki, Greece.
2007 – 52nd Venice Biennale. Central Asian pavilion. Venice, Italy.
2007 – The 69th exhibition of the Mookwohoe Fine Artist Association. Seoul, Korea.
2005 – III Tashkent Biennale 2005. Central Exhibition Hall. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
2004 – International Video Art Festival VIDEIDENTITY: Sacred Places of Central Asia. Almaty, Kazakhstan.
2004 – Exhibition 38 Parallel – Horizon, dedicated to the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
2004 – Retrospective exhibition. Theater Ilkhom. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
2003 – II Tashkent Biennale 2003. Central Exhibition Hall. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
1998 – 1999 – In the Central House of Artists on Krymsky Val. Moscow, Russia.
1997 – “Unit of measurement.” Master Gallery. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
1994 – “Masters of Images.” Gallery in Cork Street. London, Great Britain.

Also, many works of Elena Kambina are in private collections and in museums in several countries: Great Britain, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, China, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine.

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