As the recipient of the 2009 Joseph Plaskett Award and the inaugural Winsor Award at Concordia University, MFA candidate Vitaly Medvedovsky is gaining national recognition. Born in the former USSR, the artist draws on fractured memories of the Soviet Union to illustrate a childhood home that fell apart only months after he left. Medvedovsky resists staying rooted in pure nostalgia by combining historic references with elements of fantasy; as his country of origin is nowhere to be found, he takes the liberty to fill in the blanks.
oil on canvas
122 x 183 cm / 48 x 72 in