Selected paintings

Combining different visual technics and overlapping different types of images (quoted from chronicles of Ukrainian social life, from past and current political propaganda and from art history) Nikita Kadan describes complicated relations between post-Soviet rethinking of XX century experiences and zones of collective amnesia, between internationalism and nationalism, between historical and contemporary. One of central questions posed by his 'The Beautiful Colonizer' is whether one can speak about the Soviet period of Ukrainian history as 'colonization' and how relevant is to look at the post-Soviet contemporaniety of the country through post-colonial lenses.
According to Katerina Gregos 'Nikita Kadan's work poignantly navigates the complicated terrain between different political ideologies, transcending their one-dimensional definitions of utopia or dystopia in order to examine the repercussions of their practices with a more objective eye. At the same time, his practice exercises a critique of the neocapitalist order that has come to replace socialist ideals and values in former Soviet countries – however flawed – that left behind a social vacuum that still remains to be filled'

The Mask, 2021
oil on canvas, 140X105 cm

Nadia Bogdanova (Paul Klee), 2021
oil on canvas, 60X50 cm
private collection

Zina Portnova (Oscar Schlemmer), 2021
oil on canvas, 60X50 cm
private collection

Lyonia Golikov (Paul Klee), 2021
oil on canvas, 140X95 cm
private collection

Poet II (Vasyl Yermilov), 2020
oil on canvas, 190X150 cm

Poet I (Vasyl Yermilov), 2020
oil on canvas, 190X150 cm
private collection

The Beautiful Colonizer, 2020
oil on canvas, 120X100
collection M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

Lenin (Mykhailo Boychuk), 2017
oil and craphite on canvas, 60X50 cm
collection of Kherson Museum of Contemporary Art

'Poland' magazine, 2015
oil on canvas, 200X150 cm

The Square II, 2011
oil on canvas, 150X200
private collection

The Square I, 2011
oil on canvas, 150X200
private collection

Model I, 2012
oil on canvas, 150X200 cm

Model II, 2012
oil on canvas, 200X150 cm
private collection

Model III, 2012
oil on canvas, 200X150 cm
private collection

Model IV, 2012
150X200 cm

Model V, 2012
oil on canvas, 200X300 cm

Untitled, 2011
oil on canvas, 145X145 cm

The Stairs, 2011
oil on canvas, 135X200 cm

Untitled (White acacia), 2011
oil on canvas, 35X75 cm

Untitled (the Seagull), 2011
oil on canvas, 30X40 cm

Untitled (The Boat), 2011
oil on canvas, 60X50 cm

oil on canvas, 140X105 cm oil on canvas, 60X50 cm oil on canvas, 60X50 cm oil on canvas, 140X95 cm oil on canvas, 120X100 cm oil on canvas, 190X150 cm oil on canvas, 190X150 cm oil on canvas, 120X100 oil and graphite on canvas, 60X50 oil on canvas, 200X150 cm oil on canvas, 200X150 cm oil on canvas, 150X200 cm 150X200 cm 150X200 cm 200X300 cm 145X145 cm 135X200 cm 60X50 cm