On 8 December 2016 Asters jointly with the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council held a reception within the ArtAsters project presenting exhibition of Aleksey And, a well-known Ukrainian artist who promotes ‘associative symbolism’ as a special art philosophy and style.
At the opening ceremony Asters' Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan emphasized: "With its very selective approach to visual art ArtAsters is happy to host Aleksey And's art works which leave a distinct footprint on the vast Ukrainian art land. By all counts Aleksey is different – his style embraces various techniques, materials, and symbols, his creativity always sends a message, but never conclusion. His artistic credo is three dots instead of a period. This open-ended approach to reality seems to be the most adequate reflection of life challenging its stereotypes and provoking dialectical cognitive thinking. After all this is the only way to a true self-comprehension which is timeless and therefore extremely timely."
Morgan Williams, USUBC President, comments: "Such project as ArtAsters is something Ukraine really needs as this initiative has a very special mission introducing Ukrainian art to business as spiritual and creative ground for inspirational business solutions and socializing. In his spectacular artworks Aleksey And deviates from traditional art templates and this is something we might all need in our own life patterns."
The event was traditionally held in Asters' office with near a hundred guests attending, including business managers, diplomats, governmental officers and public figures.
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Aleksey And is a Ukrainian artist who originated the concept of "associative symbolism" in the context of contemporary painting. Aleksey is named among the top-20 best painters of Ukraine according to the experts of the 4th and 5th International festivals (Kyiv). Mr. And lives and works in Kyiv. Aleksey's works are owned by the National Reserve Bank (Kyiv, Ukraine), Ukrainian Renaissance Charitable Foundation (Kyiv, Ukraine), the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve (Kyiv, Ukraine), as well as by galleries and private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Western Europe and Americas.
ArtAsters is Asters' CSR project established in 2009 dedicated to supporting, showcasing, promoting and popularizing the contemporary Ukrainian art and providing opportunity to artists for exhibiting their works in the spectacular Asters' office for the enjoyment of the firm's employees, clients and guests.
The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is a private, non-profit trade association representing the interests of the U.S. businesses active in Ukraine and Ukraine businesses active in or somehow connected to the U.S. markets. USUBC is headquartered in Washington, DC. USUBC is the largest business trade association for Ukraine which is not locally headquartered. USUBC has been promoting Ukraine as a place to do business since 1995.