Kalen Iwamoto, 2022
"Negative Act" is a reinterpretation of Olexander Arkhipenko’s “Act”. It pays homage to Arkhipenko, the artist of “negative space”, by drawing out and focusing on the negative space of the reclined figure’s legs, which forms the letter “a” — “a" for Arkhipenko, “a" for alternative, “a" for art. This work, inspired by one of the museum’s classical pieces, was created on the occasion of "Alternative Dimensions", the first NFT Collection with the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv, curated by Eleonora Brizi for V-Art. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the functioning of Ukrainian museums, to aid preservation at the National Museum in Lviv, to rebuild the Chernihiv Regional Art Museum, and the Kharkiv Art Museum, which suffered great damage during the hostilities.
Kalen Iwamoto is a conceptual crypto writer and artist exploring the intersection of art and language on the blockchain.