The Dropped-Out Fragments is a series of oil paintings by Ukrainian artist Dmitry Savchenko. Each painting seems highly metaphorical, with allusions to philosophical concepts. They are surreal, populated by grotesque creatures and not-quite-human figures. These people have either exaggerated or obscured features, and some appear more like angels or androids. In Chess Players, two bandage-wrapped mummies move chess pieces with forks. Communism shows a massive red creature covered in ants. Trains spin through the air, without visible tracks or supports, in Amnesia.
From the artist’s statement (translated by Google): “The world around us is filled with incidents and situations that we cling to the core, causing unusual feelings and emotions of happiness and anxiety, hatred and shaky like jam love, depression and crazy, not having boundaries and obstacles of freedom.All of these feelings can snatch you out of reality and open up a whole other facets of consciousness. At these moments, it becomes quite different than usual and you are no longer you, and the world to which you are accustomed to suddenly rolled over and people lost their masks. These conditions are necessary in order to understand more clearly what is happening around us. Happening through the fallen fragments of reality.”