Kraynyk’s aesthetic searches the limits of form, constructing a symbolism that defies categorical reference. The meticulous details circulate and intertwine within a non-space in which light and shadow appear to exist.
His work vigorous and striking, Vladimir Kraynyk paints like a seasoned artist despite still being a burgeoning young Canadian talent. Kraynyk’s process originates in digitally sculpting surrealistic structures, a technologically driven practice of chance-based mark making. He then realizes the forms in paint, in doing so producing lavish, twisting orgies of baroque design that allude as readily to street art as they do to Italian Futurism. The undulating intersecting surfaces of metallic liquid, fabric, gas and colour evoke a materialistic byproduct of the digital age. To this effect, Kraynyk’s visions are like virtual collisions of imagery and information, blended together and submitted to the equalizing vortex of digital space.
Rife with tension, Kraynyk simultaneously expresses through his process and results the burst of creative chaos played against meticulous rational rendering. The forms deviate and coalesce in every direction at once, a tangible immaterial thing searching in zero gravity space, having no beginning or end. A satellite of information that orbits any particular meaning, the absence comes to express something fundamentally abstract; that in the precision of vagueness, the work seeks to transcend the physical and become an intermediary state of reality – a representation of pure energy, the essence of boundless potential.