Zorsah

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Zorsah was born in a small town in the eastern part of Ukraine on November 5, 1962.
He  has a twin sister, who now lives in
Sweden. He was raised in quite a creative family - his mother works as an
actress in the theater and his father is an artist, who’s been creating theater
decorations for more than 40 years already. They noticed his talent and
encouraged him on his way of becoming an artist.

Creating art has been his
passion since the first years of life.

“I remember when all the
children outside were playing in the yard and he was sitting on the ground and
drawing dogs and people with the multicolor crayons, I cannot say that he was
gifted since the early childhood, but there was something in the way he held
these crayons while drawing and in the way his face changed at those moments” –
his mom says.  

University years

He studied at Art School, Art
College in Ukraine and at the age of 22 he entered one of the most prestigious
art schools in the world — the St. Petersburg Academy of Art.

Universities
are always about rules and specific techniques and most of the time you must
follow them all unconditionally. It was quite a tough period as he wanted to
find his own way to paint, the art language that will be able to speak to the
world about who he is and what he wants to share!

“I was doing it myself. Every
day after finishing home assignment on academic disciplines, I grabbed my
canvas and paints and went outside to do this research, to find out what my
personal style was, then I went home and stayed up all night, end I enjoyed it.
I did different styles and techniques and was trying to feel if this or that
one resonated in me. I did small “home exhibitions” and invited my university
colleagues and professors to receive a feedback. I`m happy that I was
surrounded by people who gave me honest feedback.”

Travelling and discovering

After graduation from
university he just took his backpack, sketchbook, brushes and started his
adventure. He traveled for almost 6 months and visited Georgia, Spain, Italy,
France, Germany, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland.

“It was kinda spontaneous
trip. When I studied at the university I collected some money, as I had part
time job in local art gallery as a guide and also created people`s portraits to
order. It was demanded then, I had a plenty of work. I loved creating people`s
portraits and then see their reaction to the result, it was amazing.”

Zorsah went to Georgia to his
university friend Davit, who lived there in a small picturesque village. Zorsah
stayed there for 1 month, far from hustle of a big city. He used this time to
get rid of rules in his art which were 
imposed to him while studying at the university.

“At some point I realized that
these rules interfered me from making art with my own inner feelings, all my
artworks were too “neat” and I couldn`t say that I was excited when looking at
them.”

Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris
always inspired Zorsah, that`s why he headed to Spain, the motherland of these
great artists.

“I just wanted to immense
myself into the life pace of this country and talk to local artists to learn
these secrets of “free art” from them. I went to Malaga, where Picasso was
born. It was such a nice place and I was lucky to meet famous local artist from
Madrid, who traveled to there at the same time. He invited me to Madrid to the
art exhibition of newcomers in the world of art and one of my works created in
Georgia was exhibited there, it was a great honor for me”

The artworks A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE, FRIDA KAHLO, INNER CIRCLE
were born there.

Zorsah was invited to Italy by
his friend from Madrid, and they spent 1 month there.

“I love Italian art, but their
style was a bit far from what I was looking for me. Still what I love about
classic Italian art the most is color scheme, all the paintings have such an
“appropriate” color scheme, they look very holistic, and I will not afraid to
use this modern word, they have that “vibe” of Italy. That`s what I wanted to
comprehend, when living there, the art of colors.”

The desire to experiment with colors gave birth to the paintings: BOUQUET OF
FLOWERS, HAPPINESS EXISTS and COLORFUL SCENE

Zorsah recalls about life in Switzerland with a big excitement. He lived
in old house of his aunt high in the mountains. The artist doesn`t want to
share the details of his experience there as it was that intimate time of life
in tandem with nature. 

This painter is a true talent
of Ukrainian contemporary art, who works in abstract modern art. He thoroughly
explores painting and color as an independent entity through a combination of
multiple techniques. The core feature of his style of painting is the depth of
his masterpieces.

“Abstract art for me is
detached from reality”

Exhibitions and Events

2011 - Plein Air in Carpathian
region (Ukraine).

2014 - Plein Air in Art
Village (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2014 - Art Exhibition in Art
Village Gallery (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2017 - All-Ukrainian
Exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Artist, National Union of Artists of
Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2017 – Exhibition of
applicants to the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2017–
Personal Exhibition "Dethatched from reality" Museum of Ukrainian
Culture Outstanding Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2018 - Members of National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

2019 - Plein Air in Kyiv.

Helen Lamb

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Helen was
born in year 1970. Since her first art attempts in 6 years when she drew
landscapes she could see through the window she dreamed to be a great artist.
When she attended school, she felt really bored during all the classes except
of art ones. One of the main things on her table was a sketchbook which she
filled in with small sketches of everything what surrounded her. Teachers tried
to do something with this but then just reconciled.

Helen`s
parents supported her and hired personal teacher of arts to help her with
preparations to the entering examination to the Art Lyceum in Kyiv. All the
days round she studied academic painting, but she new that her goal was
different.

Art influence

She was not
a person of academic art, she always preferred modern artists with their brave
ideas and she had her own ones.  At the
age of 15 she got acquainted with Paul Klee, and one of his famous artworks
Senecio. Helen was amazed by the bright color scheme and composition as well as
simple forms which create something grandiose, the artwork she could admire for
hours. One of the most important artworks for Helen is Fidelity of love, which
is inspired by Klee`s Senecio.

Helen was
born in a big busy city, in Kharkiv. The busy lifestyle of this city had a huge
impact on her artworks. They are full of energy and motions, as well as color
combinations based on the contra version of nature and city scape.

University years

For many
artists who prefer working in abstract techniques the university years may look
tough, as academic painting gives you completely different knowledge about art:

“It makes
you create the artworks according to the rules, but abstract artists love ruining
these rules.” 

As for
Helen, she remembers university years with warmth, as she found a lot of people
who supported her direction. The professors at the university gave her a space
for making her all style rather than established restrictions. Also, Helen
found many friends who were addicted to modern art their creativeness and
unique outlook inspired her a lot. Among these friends is Kladov and Solo L.
who now are the members of TrendGallery team as well.

Italy

At the age
of 22, when she got her bachelor`s, she traveled with her parents to Italy,
where they lived more than 5 years. These years changed the direction of her
artworks to landscapes

“ When you
sit near the sea, you realize that it`s such a powerful, even more powerful
than any human being in this world”

 At the time when she lived
in Italy, she started to experiment with color scheme of her paintings. As the
artist says herself “It`s impossible to remain indifferent to the colors in
this multicolor country. They are literally everywhere: in the reflection of
sunrise in the sea waters, the colors of houses and tablecloth in restaurants,
even people`s aura is so colorful”.

The artist started to catch interest in yoga and meditation, she read a
lot of books about Buddhist way of life as she believed that only inner
stability would bring her to her own way of making art. She found her personal
interest in “walking meditation”, when you immense into trance state while
walking outside.

“This type
of meditation is about self-control, when your eyes are open and you are moving
your body parts while walking, but still can concentrate on your inner feelings
rather than outer factors.”

Helen
managed to comprehend how to stay focused on your feelings while being
disturbed by all the objects and sound outside. She did it through the
concentration on colors of everything outside and her personal attitude and
feelings from these colors.

Helen says
that the ideas of below paintings was born in the trance states of mind.

Travelling to the
Carpathians

Helen left
Italy when she was 27, and it was caused by her desire to go back to the
homeland and create her art there.

“It was my
last ingredient in the recip of my own art, the feeling of home. I felt that I
would never have this feeling of home anywhere, even in sunny Italy. Ukraine
was in my heart”

The artist
moved to western part of Ukraine and dedicated herself to travelling around
this beautiful region. The next stage of her inspiration was hiking and
Mountaiscape admiring. “The more I was thinking about my perception of the
world the more I realized that I take inspiration in something big and
powerful. Mountains, sea, skyscrapers ets. And in my works, I tried to describe
inner feelings from all the objects of my admiration”. After her hiking experience,
she was staying a lot of time at home and was just trying to recall the
impressions over the Mountains she saw.

She brought
a small notebook everywhere with her , she wrote down the emotions she felt at
this or that time during her trips as well as made tiny sketches of the views.

Paris

As a fan of big and powerful things Helen
traveled to Paris, as this is absolutely a city of huge size landmarks. She was
in love with Paris and she haven`t made mistake when she came to there.

“Louvre and Versalle were awesome, but have you
ever noticed how big all the landmarks are? These people knew what to build to
impress the tourists” Helen realized that a weekend in Paris is nothing to get
to know this city and to dive into it`s tiniest cultural aspects. She went back
there in several month and lived 1 month in Paris, studying all the landmarks
and streets accurately. No details were missed.

“It was
exciting experience, I felt myself in another world, very unknown one, but the
one which was getting more and more familiar to me with every next day.”

List of Exhibitions

2015 - All-Ukrainian
Exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Artist, National Union of Artists of
Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2016 - Plein
Air in Art Village (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2016 - Social
eco project within Ukrainian Fashion Bazaar (Uzhhorod, Ukraine).

2017 -
Members of National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

2017 - Open
contest in painting "Silver Easel (autumn)" (Uzhhorod, Khust,
Transcarpathian region, Ukraine).

2018 – Art
Exhibition "Magic of colour" Historical and Architectural
Conservation Area of Zhovkva (Lviv region, Ukraine).

2018 - Art
Residence within Cinemaway fest ( Zhovkva, Lviv region, Ukraine).

2019 –
Personal Exhibition in Kharkiv Exhibitions center

2019 -
All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition "Charming and eternal", National Union
of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2019 - All-Ukrainian
Exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Artist, National Union of Artists of
Ukraine, Kharkiv.

Khudakova Anastasia

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“I'm a
Ukranian modern artist with my personal vision of abstract painting. In creating process I use images-symbols of men and women in their own outer space
to convey the inner impulses and light of human heart.
Calm colors, dynamic stripes and lines and portraits make my paintings deep and
full of inner sense.”

Early years

Anastasia
was born in 1996 year, despite her young age she already well-known artist in Ukraine, who took part in many public exhibitions and had 2 private ones in
Kyiv and Kharkiv.

The artist was born in a small city Bila Tserkva near Kyiv, she spent her childhood there
with her family and friends. Anastasia was always an openminded and outgoing
person, she could find friends easily. Her parents were breeding horses, that`s
why she spent a lot of time with these friendly animals and had the one which she called her best friend. The horse, which name was Lili is depicted in
painting IVORY. The artist loved people and loved animals. In future they became a great inspiration for her artworks. She used to see only good traits
in people and made her artworks in warm bright color scheme mainly, it shows
that her attitude to people was positive.

She finished school in her home city and was preparing to the entering exams hardly
with personal teacher, who was also a family friend and a professor in a local
art school.

University years

Anastasia entered the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture and it was a turning
point in her becoming an artist. It was a period of research, she knew that she would not create landscapes and portraits in classic style, she was studying
the art of impressionists and expressionist as well as cubism.

At that point she was into impressionism, she loved the way the artists of this
movement showed their impression from outer world rather than made their
artworks academically neat.

Anastasia used to take inspiration in local people and painted outside a lot. Anastasia
was a good student and was sincerely interested in studying process

“ I could see the fire of interest in her eyes when she started working on her art, she
loved colors, and sometimes she was criticized for being too “extra”. She used
a lot of red and orange and loved creating abstract portraits. That was
something she was really good at. ” – her groupmate and friend recalls.

The artist has 15 fully filled with small drawings sketchbooks, mainly passersby and
people in metro or in cafes. She loved depicting emotions and her personal
impression of these people, of their hairstyle, face expression or outfit.

“In spite of lack of details, she could depict people`s character through their eyes or
their posture.” – Anastasia`s professor says.

She was a
really hardworking. She knew that being a good artist doesn`t mean being gifted
or talented, but it means being hardworking and purposeful. Anastasia spent
hours with a brush in her hand to find a personal style which would show the inner impulses of people whom she depicted on canvas.

Travel to the USA

After graduation the artist traveled to the USA, in order to meet another, unfamiliar
culture, and to get to know people who rose in completely different historical
background. Anastasia visited New York and was impressed by people there, they
looked busy, and she could see a bunch of emotions on their faces. She went to Florida then to see the contrast between busy lifestyle and relaxed one. This
trip had a big impact on her art, Anastasia met new culture and the representatives of this culture. It was a push for a new stage of her art life.
When having come back to Kyiv she rented a flat and prepared herself for a period of recalling all her experience and creating an outstanding style, that
would characterize her as an independent artist. She created a bunch of canvas where she combined her experience, color feeling and skills and finally created something special, that pleased her a lot.

All the artworks were made on the basis of real people characters, she got to know when
studying at the university or when travelling to the USA.

“My favorite artwork is SOUL MATES, it means a lot to me. It is me in this painting
and the guy who I met in Florida. He showed me the best sunset on the bank of
the ocean and I used the relevant colors in my artwork. The title is also
rather symbolic. This impressed me how I managed to find a soulmate on the
other side of the Earth globe.”

Exhibitions and Events

2017 - Art
Exhibition in Art Village Gallery (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2017 - Art
Twins Message project. Leonid Kuchma Presidential Foundation Ukraine. Taras
Shevchenko National Museum (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2018-
Members of National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

2018 – Art
Exhibition "Inside" Historical and Architectural Conservation Area of
Zhovkva (Lviv region, Ukraine).

2018 -
All-Ukrainian Exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Artist, National Union of
Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2018 Personal
Exhibition "Levitating" Art Village Gallery (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv
region, Ukraine)

2019 Personal
Exhibition "Space in you" Museum of Ukrainian Culture Outstanding
Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Nora

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Nora was born in Kharkiv

When she
was a child, she was into music. She attended piano and chorus classes and had
dreams to become a great musician. 

When Nora was in high school, she started getting interested in art. She began to think
about the possibility of making her favorite hobby her profession as well.

Initially,
Nora was going to become a designer, as it was a relevant profession associated
with using colors and shapes. Nora was trying to create her own small production of hand-made clothes with unique designs, which she created by hand.
However, the artist realized that this activity was not enough to make all her
ideas come true.

Having visited the exhibition "Ambivalence" in 2014, arranged by the
Ukrainian art dealer Aleksandr Kuzminetsky, the artist realized that she saw
the only way for herself - abstract art.

"Abstract art has no boundaries, it is not burdened with rules. Standing in front of a
blank canvas, I realize that I will never run out of ideas. As soon as I dip my
brush in paint, ideas will pour out on their own."

Then the
artist joined the Ukrainian Association of Artists, where she met a huge number
of talented and creative people who helped her understand what it means to
create paintings based on emotional impulses or emotions associated with
positive or negative experiences.

Start of career

She started
her career while getting education at the university. She took part in her
first contest in 2016 and since then has been a regular participant of plain
airs and Ukrainian art exhibitions.

In the year
2019 Nora presented to the audience her first personal exhibition “Feelings”
which received many good reviews from art critics as well as was warmly
received by the visitors.  She has been a member of the Union of Artists
since 2014.

After
finishing high school, Nora entered Kharkiv Lyceum of Arts (2013-2015)

Nora also
received a formal education in Kyiv National Academy of Fine Arts at the
Architecture Department of Painting and Composition, where she got a Bachelor’s
degree. (2015-2017)

The artist
herself admits that although she received a formal education, she considers
herself to be self-educated.

"I remember that when I graduated from university, I was able to paint landscapes
and portraits, paintings that require technical skills. However, later I
realized that classical art does not give me the space for imagination that I
need… then I found myself in abstract art."

Inspiration and
artistic techniques

Nora mainly
uses recursive techniques, as well as acrylic painting techniques. Her artworks
are full of energy. She creates a new space on the surface of the canvas,
adding wide brushstrokes layer by layer. The color palette of the paintings is
varied. Nora's artworks are distinguished by wide brushstrokes and inner
dynamics.

Nora creates paintings in two steps. The first step is getting inspiration. It can
appear at any time of the day, and its main source is Spanish music, which is
full of feelings and real genuine emotions, or sounds of nature. Nora usually
jots down her thoughts, goes to bed thinking about her future piece of art, and
then wakes up early in the morning to get to work as soon as possible. The
second stage is the process of creating the artwork itself.

“I have no
time frame for the second stage. The painting process can take one day or two
weeks. I'm a perfectionist at heart, so I won't stop until I get the best
result.”- the artist admits.

Nora is driven by emotions. Her state of mind is perfectly reflected in the paintings.
Her trick is that she draws not only when she is in a cheerful mood.

“The art should show the artist`s real state of mind, without idealizing.” – Nora
claims

The history of
formation as an artist

The artist
admits that one of her goals is to acquaint as many people as possible with the
world of art.

"I'm
used to the fact that many people perceive abstraction as random strokes on the
canvas that do not make sense. But I do not give up trying to show people that
abstract paintings are an explosion of emotions and feelings."

In 2017,
the artist took part in the Art Twins Unity project (Leonid Kuchma Presidential
Foundation in Ukraine), which was held in the Museum of Outstanding
Personalities in the Ukrainian Culture. The artist decided that she wanted more
people to know about her art and this exhibition was an excellent debut. Nora
got her own admirers and a large number of people wanted to purchase the
“abstract explosion of feelings” created by Nora on canvas for their homes.

After that,
the artist began to be invited to take part in many Ukrainian exhibitions:

2019 -
All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition "Charming and eternal", National Union
of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2018 - Art
Exhibition in Art Village Gallery (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2018 - Art
Exhibition "Magic of color" Historical and Architectural Conservation
Area of Zhovkva (Lviv region, Ukraine).

2018 - Art
Exhibition during the Cinemaway fest (Zhovkva, Lviv region, Ukraine).

Nora has
never limited herself to creating paintings only for Ukrainian buyers. Due to
her friendly nature, the artist made a large number of friends in Europe even
before the beginning of her creative career. European houses also began to
gradually fill with the artist's paintings, and more and more positive reviews
were coming to her address.

Nora has
always had a dream to cover more countries with her art and at this stage she
is a member of the Trend Gallery team. Here the artist has learned to work with
huge canvases, is inspired by the ideas of her colleagues and is not going to
stop at the achieved point.

“At the
next stage of my development as an independent artist, I will conquer
exhibitions all over the world,” the artist says smiling.

Kladov

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“I chose abstract painting because it allows me to concentrate as much as possible on the creative process and be in the moment here and now. Nature scenes are the
source of inspiration for my artworks. It could be waves rolling ashore, fog in
the park, dawn in the mountains and many other impressions from my travels.”

Kladov was born in a small village near Lviv. He has always been a person of nature. Since
childhood he spent hours in the fresh air and admired the views of the Carpathians. As he grew up he started to go hiking and sometimes disappeared in
mountains for days.

He left the home early. When he was 16 he entered the Lyceum of Art and moved to a flat which
they rented with his friend, who was a local musician. Together they continued
their way of becoming important people in the world of art. 

School and early years

Kladov didn`t like school, he missed the classes and ran away from school just to enjoy time with books or friends. At the age of 13 he started to catch interest
in painting. His family was not rich that`s why he got part time jobs to earn some money to buy needed tools and canvas. He was interested in painting
mountains and still has a plenty of sketches and unfinished paintings of the
mountains. In the high school Kladov realized that he wanted to receive formal
Art education as well, as he believed that he could make this hobby his
profession as well.

 The artist`s mother recalls that she “has
never tried to judge his decision”. She trusted her child and knew that he
would choose his way in this life by himself. Kladov`s father was a trucker, he
worked hard and sometimes was absent for month. Father was not a big fan of his
son`s choice, as he always considered him as a future surgeon. They had a
plenty of quarrels and misunderstandings regarding the Kladov`s future, but at
the end of the day father accepted his choice and even helped him to enter the
Lyceum of his dream.

“My dad was
strict, but even he felt that I was mature enough even at my young age to take
my own decisions”

University years

After finishing the school Kladov spent 3 years in the Art Lyceum in Lviv.

Lviv is a very picturesque city in the Western Part of Ukraine. It`s a city of musicians
and painters, a perfect place to give birth to a new talent. Kladov was very hard working, his teachers remember him as an “always optimistic person, who
was never afraid of implementing new ideas”

The artist
recalls the time in Lviv with warmth, as he met a lot of good-natured and
talented people there. Kladov avoids using word “talented” as for him it sounds
rather offensive.

“I met
people who were pro in Art, but none of them was born “gifted” or something.
The secret of their success was long hours of work and self-discipline.”

At the
second year of education Kladov started to practice his skills outdoors, He
painted people for symbolic amount of money, and he got a lot of attention from
locals. Initially the artist took inspiration only in nature but later he
realized that people`s emotion were giving him not less energy for creating. The artist continued his studies at Kyiv National university of Fine
Arts. Admission office
representatives were surprised by his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn new
things. At that time his works were far from real masterpieces, as the artist
claims himself, but they had energy, that`s why Kladov was enrolled at the
university.

“I have
been to Kyiv several times before I entered the university there. I can say,
that travelling to there and living there are two different things. You are
becoming addicted to these wide streets and busy pase of life. Despite the busy
lifestyle people there are openminded and active, they never stay at one place,
the live their life in movement and this way of life is close to my personal
ideology.

The best inspiration
for the artist

After 4 years at the university Kladov moved to Kharkiv. “ I did it a bit late as
Kharkiv is literally a student city, but still I enjoy living here”

Throughout
the study years the artist travelled around Ukraine, he set personal record and
visited all the big cities of Ukraine and discovered carefully all the scenic
spots in Western part of Ukraine.

“I never
wanted to go abroad, I knew that it makes no sense to go far away and search
for beauty abroad, when we have our own beauty here in our homeland.

In his
artworks he captured local fauna of western Ukraine, for example in paintings
BIGHORN SHEEP and OX as well as PROUD DEER, LONE PREDATOR and RED POWER. All
the paintings he made can be classified into categories in accordance with his
travels.

“My
favorite work is THE SUN OVER UKRAINE . It shows how happy I am to be born here
in this wonderful country. When you sit into the train and look out the window
you realize that you need nothing but these endless yellow fields and blue
peaceful sky.

Exhibitions and Events

2012 -
Plein Air in Carpathian region (Ukraine).

2014 – Art
Exhibition "Tradition and modernity" Historical and Architectural
Conservation Area of Zhovkva (Lviv region, Ukraine).

2016 – Art
Exhibition during the Cinemaway fest (Zhovkva, Lviv region, Ukraine).

2017 -
All-Ukrainian contest in painting "Silver Easel (spring)" (Uzhhorod,
Ukraine).

2017 –
Exhibition of applicants to the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2018 -
All-Ukrainian Exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Artist, National Union of
Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2018 -
Member of National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

Anna Clark

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“Creating art objects, I
worked in lot of techniques until I found something that helped my imagination
to reflect on the canvas. This is an impasto technique. I paint the image in
large strokes adding volume to the surface of the canvas.”

Early years and school

Anna was born in Georgia
and spent the earliest years there, surrounded by warm sunlight and clean
beaches. Unlike the other girls in her age she was asking her parents to buy
her a boat and a fishing rod, as the sea itself and marine creatures always
amazed her. She used to go fishing with her dad but once he caught a fish she
begged him to let it go, and he did. When Anna was 10, her parents moved to
Ukraine, to the suburbs of Odessa city.

As the artist says, she
never noticed a difference. The same sea and pretty fish, the same openminded
people with good sense of humor. Anna enjoyed her childhood and her parents
called her “mermaid” as she spent the days long on the beach, made sand castles
and observed people around. Since childhood she noticed the slightest details,
that people usually not pay attention to. She loved discovering the closest to
the house beach, and found some ancient fossils and an ammonite there. They
were a pearl of her collection of sea treasures.

Anna went to the private
school in Odessa and enjoyed her schoolyears. It was a school specialized in
English and French language. Anna was into French, and studied it deeply even
with a home teacher. She ended up reading the books in French and watching French
series easily. Together with French Anna was interested in history of French
art. Her home teacher had a bachelor`s in Theoretical art as well, that`s why
he told her a lot of interesting things about artists form France. The girl
started to catch interest in Paul Gauguin`s art.

“I love the colors, they
are so juicy I would say. I mean when you look at his paintings it looks like
he took the richest and deepest colors and put them on canvas. His artworks
became a big inspiration for me as well as a push to become an artist. I
started from Acrylic paints. I used to paint our home, our garden and our
vineyards. The latest I loved the most, as each grape has its own unique color
reflected with the rays of sun.

At the very beginning I
was a bit afraid of making my art in public, it was something intimate for me,
I didn`t want another people to follow the movements of my brush, but then I
let these thoughts go and went back to what I loved in childhood: the sea, and
the marine creatures, that`s why I was taking canvas and doing my art on the
beach.  I dreamed of studying art and I
worked hard to pass the entrance examination and I entered Kyiv Academy
of Arts and Design by Mikhail Boychuk”

University and adulthood

It was a big stress for
Anna to leave her home and her family and move to another city. “It was a pity
for me to know that they don`t have any Art education institutions in Odessa.”
But now the artist recalls university years with excitement. It was an important
experience for Anna, she got an opportunity to rely on herself and to find the
ways out of difficult situations by herself.

Anna was interested in
history of art and was reading a lot of literature about impressionist and
expressionist schools of art. She was practicing a lot in creating paintings
with watercolor and acrylic paints and didn`t like graphics classes. She loved
to play with colors and she was looking for the most saturated colors in color
palette. This research led her to oil paints. “It was a crucial moment in ,y
life, I realized that I found the colors I enjoyed. I loved everything about
oils: texture, volume, color saturation. It took me a long to master this
technique”.

The artist graduated and
got her bachelor’s. The first thing she did – travelled back to the place she
was born to refresh the old child memories and see her relatives. She spent 3
months there and wend to Odessa. “My mom was asking me to make her portrait and
I was always postponing this, as I was not sure in my skills, but finally I
managed to do a good portrait for her and for dad, they were pleased.”

Then in Odessa anna met a
soulmate on one of the exhibitions. This meeting was a turning point in her
life, they both ended up in Kharkiv. Anna never considered this city as the one
where she could live happily, but her opinion changed as she came there.

“I was happy to find a
place where I could feel happy and safe as well as create my art and share it
with people all over the world.”

The artist had a plenty
of travel experience, but still she says, that the best places she ever knew
are her home in Georgia and her home in Odessa. She always recalls these places
with warmth.

Exhibitions and events

2017 – Exhibition of applicants to the
National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2017 - Members of National Union of Artists of
Ukraine.

2018 – Art Exhibition of participants of
Silver Easel Open Contest. (Uzhhorod, Ukraine).

2018 – Exhibition Art Twins Unity. Museum of
Ukrainian Culture Outstanding Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2018 – Personal Exhibition "Marine
perfection" Museum of Ukrainian Culture Outstanding Personalities (Kyiv,
Ukraine).

2019 - Plein Air in Art Village (Artyuhivka,
Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

Solo L.

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Young, modern and so energetic! This is how
the popular abstract painter Solo L. is known in the galleries of modern art in
Ukraine. His artworks are dynamic, original and convey the author's style. Now
you can buy them in our gallery

“Black and white color paintings can also be
very attractive”

Lisa is a young and prospective artist, who is
in love with creating modern minimalist painting in black and white color. She creates the artworks like a
musician and the brush in her hands is like a conductor`s tool. You can
literally admire her paintings for hours as after black and white color scheme
she hides a plenty of shades, bluish, greenish or pinkish ones.

 

Early years

Lisa Solo
was born in a family of intelligentsia, her father was a math professor at the
university and mom was a scientist. They considered Lisa as a future scientist
too, and since the early childhood she was taught by home teachers. She loved
the science, but not as a scientist but as an artist. All these chemistry
molecules looked exciting for a little girl as she considered them as small
beautiful pictures in textbooks rather than objects for a deep study.

Actually,
the first artworks by Lisa included microorganisms and molecules. Parents
disrespected this attitude towards science and were rather strict to her. Lisa
recalls that her parents forbade teachers to let her draw a lot during the
lessons, that`s why being a child she already had to consume boring scientific
dry information without visual support. Still Lisa was rather optimistic
person, and parents` strictness didn`t interfere her from making her art late
at night under the blanket. She hid her little drawings under the pillow and
was waiting for the time when he could leave the house and drop this boring to
her science and immense herself in painting process.

School years

Lisa was
studying in a public school in Kyiv, she was a smart girl and could literally
handle any discipline at school. Moreover, she had private lessons with piano
teacher. She had schedule for every day and it was full, no time for personal
life at all. But this lasted only until teenager years hit her, and she started
her small rebellion.

When she
was 14 she used to miss some of the classes at school and just escape to her
granny house where she could just paint as much as she wanted. Her granny
supported Lisa a lot.

After
finishing school Lisa was supposed to enter Engineer studies faculty and even
passed all the exams on a high grade, but then she abandoned this idea. Parents
were desperate but Lisa realized that it was a high time for her to build her
own way. “It was a difficult decision for me, I didn`t want to make my parents
upset, as I knew they loved me a lot, just wanted the best future for me, but I
couldn`t just waste 4 years of my life at the university I didn`t like”. Lisa
decided to take a gap year and take a decision regarding your future. She temporarily
moved to her granny and started her search.

University years and
adulthood

She knew
that the main area of her interest was Art, that`s why with the help of her
granny, she got the opportunity to attend private classes with Art teacher who
prepared her for entering the university.

She passed
the exam and entered  Kyiv State
Institute of Decorative Arts and Design. M. Boychuk.

“I tried to
use these 4 years of study to make up for the lost, as all I did as a school
child is learned all the school subjects perfectly. Also, I had a part time job
after university to pay for piano classes, as I`m still in love with this
instrument and many of my paintings are inspired by piano melodies”.

Lisa
confess, that she stopped doing one thing that wouldn’t let her enjoy her life
fully. She stopped being perfect in everything.

“That
helped me to make my art as you can see it now. It`s an art of imperfection, I
mainly use abstract shapes and figures, avoid academism and never ever create
my works without piano sounds on the background. Actually, all of my black and
white artworks are the piano melodies, which I put on canvas in the way I imagine
them, the more shades the paintings have, the more complicated and ear caching
song is.”

 Lisa moved to Kharkiv when she was 22 and made
several successful exhibitions there, and caught the attention of art lovers.
“I understand that the paintings I create and sell will most likely hang in
someone`s home or office. And I enjoy this feeling that people will have not
just a painting on their wall, but a melody, a melody, which is like a sunlight
reflected through the prism, reflected through my personal emotions and set on
canvas”.

Exhibitions and events

2017 -
Plein Air in Art Village (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2017 -
Members of National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

2018-
All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition "Charming and eternal", National Union
of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2018 –
Personal Exhibition "Melody" Museum of Ukrainian Culture Outstanding
Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2019 - Art
Exhibition in Art Village Gallery (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

Vitaliy Ladovskiiy

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Vitaliy Ladovskiiy is a young Ukrainian painter who completely devoted
himself to modern abstract art. In his work, he uses different techniques and
motives. Often the source of his inspiration is landscapes, which are
transformed into abstract painting. Vitaly also finds inspiration in his inner
space. His works emerge from emotions, impressions and memories, which the
author expresses with the help of colors.

“ I don`t like being
in public and always do my art alone in my studio. But I really happy that I
can share my art with the world.”

Early years

Vitaliy was born in
1991 year. His mom was a babysitter and dad – auto mechanic. His parents worked
a lot and sometimes he didn`t see them for days. “I knew that they were working
and never blamed them for a lack of attention or something. I was rather
independent child, and at 10 years I already could cook a worthy dinner for my
tired parents, I was proud of myself”.

Vitaliy has been
rather introverted person and as a child he enjoyed time by himself. He had a
bike, which he rode around the city meanwhile exploring surroundings. “I hade a
close friend Max, he was such a lively and extraverted person, had a plenty of
friends and played football in a school team. But I was not into this
lifestyle, I just loved playing vid games with him, it was funny”. Ladovskiiy
was into computer science as a child and dreamed to be a game developer. “I
loved vintage games and even persuaded my parents to by an oldschool Nintendo,
it was quite expensive, but they gifted it to me for my birthday. I went to the
library to study information about videogames, and I was a big fun of them. As
I switched to high school, my parents bought me a laptop, and I started to try
myself in game developing, you know these simple games like Tetris”.

University and adulthood

Vitaliy had rather
good grades at school and then entered the university easily, He chose Kyiv
Polytechnic Institute, where he even was getting a scholarship. In parallel
with the computer sciences, he started to catch interest in arts, mostly because
of his university friend who used to create modern paintings. He engaged him in
painting creation process and Ladovsky decided to try something new. “I never
wanted to limit myself only with one area, and I never new that this my
decision would change everything about my future plans and future career.”
Vitaliy who is naturally close person, was involved into the meetings of the
local artists. “They all are really friendly and nice people, by talking to
them I changed my outlook a bit”. He graduated from the university, but his
next steps were rather unpredictable.

The artist rented a
flat in Kyiv, bought paints and canvas and started to create. His friends were
helping him a lot and they even persuaded one of their teachers in the Art
academy to let him join the classes, to get to know the theory and basics of
Art. “I worked at office then and did small errands to earn money, visited the
lectures in Art school and painted the artworks at home. It took me 3 years to
get to this point where I am now, I had many struggles with finding out my
personal style. Also, I realized that being abstract artist means to know
academic painting, but avoid it in your work. It`s like improvisation in music,
you should know the basics to do nice improvisation, otherwise you cannot sit
at the piano and just start playing, it`s impossible.

Vitaliy knew that he
had to do something with the lack of academic knowledge in Art, that`s why he
entered Art Lyceum in Kyiv. And finished it successfully. Besides this formal
education he took private lessons and worked hard to reach this success. “I
believe that it`s never late to change your directions. Life is like a video
game, every decision you make will change your life crucially”.

The artist believes
that without his friends` help and support he wouldn`t dare to make this
decision. “I`m a bold person when it comes to creating paintings, but not
decision-making process”. The artist recalls his way of becoming an artist as
not the smoothest one. But at the end of the day he found inspiration in nature
and in people, as well as in video games. “Some of my artworks are straight
references to video games, for example BIZARRE SIGN, ORANGE LABYRINTH, SILENT
SHAPES, UNKNOWN FORCE”. I love what I do and I glad to share my art with the
world. Also, I believe that everything in live happens for a reason and we all
should listen to our soul carefully. 

Exhibitions and events

2015 All-Ukrainian Art
Exhibition "New talents", National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kyiv.

2016 - Social eco
project within Ukrainian Fashion Bazaar (Uzhhorod, Ukraine).

2016 – Exhibition Art
Twins Message. Taras Shevchenko National Museum (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2017 - Plein Air in
Art Village (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2017 - Art Exhibition
in Art Village Gallery (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2017 – Personal
Exhibition "My way" Museum of Ukrainian Culture Outstanding
Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Sergio

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"I think big cities is a great way to explore your creativity. I love traveling
and collect memories that I can later recreate in my artworks. I encourage
everyone to experiment with new colors and texture"

Childhood and early
years

Sergio was
born in Kyiv; his father is Spanish and mom is Ukrainian. Since childhood
parents brought Sergio to their trips. “They are people who never sit still. We
went to a backpack trip once, I was 10 then and I hardly remember anything. I
just know it was beautiful.” Sergio`s father was a musician and the boy often
spent time with his dad on concerts. Besides, his dad was a big fan of modern
art, he told a lot to his son about the history of art and even introduced him
to the local Spanish and Ukrainian modern artists. Initially Sergio wanted to
follow his father`s steps and learned to play the piano. “I imagined myself on
a stage then, and I knew that I would never sit in the boring office to earn
money for living. I remember as a child I made performances for my family and
neighbors, kinda concerts when people just gathered in the yard of our house
and enjoyed their time when listen to the melodies I played on piano.”

It was just
one stage in his life, and then something changed in his outlook after all the
trips. “I remember this time accurately. We started our travel from Spain than
traveled around the Europe and ended up in the USA. I remember Grand Canyon and
those tall buildings in NYC, everything looked so grandiose and huge, I was 15
then and I can say that as a teenager I lost my mind in these places. All these
emotions hit me and after our returning I asked my dad to buy art tools to me.
I chose watercolor and canvas and started to paint these tall skyscrapers I saw
in NYC. One of my favorite artworks COLOR SENSATIONS is based on one of my
earliest paintings. And it reflects the way a big and crowded city looks in
imagination of a little child. The painting IN MY MIND also recreates my
feelings and overwhelming state of mind after a long trip.

University years

When Sergio
turned 17 he entered Art university in Kyiv. “What I remember about the
university is that I didn`t like their way of teaching, I didn`t want my mind
to be restricted by the rules of classic art, that`s why I tried my best to
create abstract painting in a spare time. My favorite lesson was the History of
Art. I still remember the professor who was a big fan of what he did and his
eyes were sparkling when he showed us each new presentation about an artist or
a school of art.”

Sergio was
stubborn and tried to protest against the university rules, as he believed that
so many talents can fade away, if they are burdened with academism.

“He always
had the things his own way, we all got used to his behavior at the end of the
day, and also we all knew that it was something right about his protest. Some
professors who strongly prefer classic art could not accept Sergio`s  point, and they were sincerely surprised that
this rebel managed to finish the university, but others knew that he bore
something unique in his outlook” – says one of his professors

 

The huge influence of
animals on art

Sergio has
a big heart as well, as a university student he started to donate money to
local animal shelters, often visited those poor animals and started his own
page on Facebook which was devoted to the topic of “giving home to abandoned
animals”. Some of his current artworks depict the animals (mostly dog) at the
exact moment they got to know that they were adopted.

“People
contacted me via Facebook and arranged the day to come to the shelter to adopt
a dog or a cat. I came there as well with my sketchbook and did a small sketch
at the exact moment when the animal left its cage to enjoy free life full of
love and care. I sold those artworks and sent the earned money for charity, to
animals shelters mostly. Sometimes I even visited the people who adopted an
animal from a shelter, in 1-2 month after adoption and again made the paintings
of these happy and carefree animals who knew that all their problems and stress
were behind. I still use the images of animals in my paintings and I love
playing with colors. The idea is to show the animal and a range of emotions it
feels at the moment of getting a new family. I could really see all these
colors in their eyes which I use in my animal paintings.

After this
my idea of selling artworks to give the earned money for charity, I realized
that the art can also be kind.”

Sergio has
always tried to share emotions rather than pictures on canvas. That`s why he
tries to recreate real feelings of real people or animals on the canvas.

 

Exhibitions and events

2016 -
Plein Air in Art Village (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2017 - Art
Residence within Cinemaway fest ( Zhovkva, Lviv region, Ukraine).

2017 -
Members of National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

2018 -
Social eco project within Ukrainian Fashion Bazaar.

2018 - Open
contest in painting "Silver Easel (autumn)" (Uzhhorod, Khust,
Transcarpathian region, Ukraine).

2018 -
All-Ukrainian contest in painting "Clarity".

2019 - Art
Twins Unity project. Leonid Kuchma Presidential Foundation Ukraine. Museum of
Ukrainian Culture Outstanding Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2019 - Art
Twins Message project. Leonid Kuchma Presidential Foundation Ukraine. Taras
Shevchenko National Museum (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2019 -
Plein Air in Art Village (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2020 -
Plein Air in Carpathian region (Ukraine).

2019-2020 -
All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition "Charming and eternal", National Union
of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

Kryvonos

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Many people call their  paintings a
storm or a hurricane on canvas. Someone might think that the images that they
embody in their canvases are crazy, and they will be right! Sisters Kryvonos
create emotionally charged paintings that play on the feelings and emotions of
the audience. If you look at their works for a long time, you will see trees,
rivers, landscapes in them, or perhaps your deep thoughts hidden from the
people around you. Don`t be afraid of playing with your imagination.

Twins Kryvonos were born in Kharkiv in
1990. Elena Kryvonos is now a professor of Arts in Kharkiv Art Lyceum And her
sister Alina is a nurse and they both work as independent artists. 

Elena`s head has always been full of
ideas, and she took the main inspiration in Pollock's artworks. “I love the way
he uses paints on the canvas, I can see something extremely crazy in his works,
and a plenty of layers makes his works three dimensional, as if you watch a
cartoon and all the movements of the heroes are captured on one canvas.”

And Alina was a fan of classic art. The
sister`s mother was an artist herself and she was consistently introducing her
daughters to he world of art. 

Early years and study at school

Kryvonos studied at a private
school. 

Elena knew that neither technical studies
nor humanities attracted her a lot. The mother allowed the girls to choose
their own way and never forced them to do the things they didn`t like.

As for Alina, since school years she loved
natural studies and loved helping people. She was into Biology and she knew
that she would work as a nurse. 

The girls were raised in the atmosphere of
trust and support. 

This made them a very open-minded
people. 

“My mom used to work a lot and I rarely
saw her at home. I would miss her but at the same time I was aware of having
enough personal space for me and for my art. You know, just a few artists can
show their art at the very beginning of their way of becoming, and I am a
person who would never share my art with the world without understanding that
it is perfect enough.” – says Elena

“I knew that it would be difficult to do
art and to help people at the same time. The profession of nurse takes a lot of
time and energy, but I`m a person who always finds time for hobby. Later I
managed to combine both my passions into one and opened Art therapy courses,
where I still work as a coach.” – says Alina

Elena recalls her first job as a unique
experience. She got it when she was in her second year of receiving education.
It was a small private Art school for beginners and she was hired there as a
teacher. “I was happy then as I had been keeping my childhood dream to become a
teacher in mind. And I have not mistaken.”

Alina had been studying at the university
and receiving her medical education when her sister had been working as a
teacher at school. “I`m proud of her, and I was wondering how twins can choose
so different ways in life. But still one thing has always been in common for us
– the Art and strong desire to widespread it among people.”

“My sister was always busy making the
notes for classes at the college, but we agreed to leave at least 1 hour every
day for making art. I remember she was so afraid of losing skills in Art, but
she never did.” – says Elena

At the end of the day we both do the
things we like. I work as a nurse and also as an artist in TrendGallery and my
sister works as a professor at Art college and as an independent artist as
well. Our mother is proud of us a lot!” says Alina

Nicolas

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Zorsah was born in a small town in the eastern part of Ukraine on November 5, 1962.
He  has a twin sister, who now lives in
Sweden. He was raised in quite a creative family - his mother works as an
actress in the theater and his father is an artist, who’s been creating theater
decorations for more than 40 years already. They noticed his talent and
encouraged him on his way of becoming an artist.

Creating art has been his
passion since the first years of life.

“I remember when all the
children outside were playing in the yard and he was sitting on the ground and
drawing dogs and people with the multicolor crayons, I cannot say that he was
gifted since the early childhood, but there was something in the way he held
these crayons while drawing and in the way his face changed at those moments” –
his mom says.  

University years

He studied at Art School, Art
College in Ukraine and at the age of 22 he entered one of the most prestigious
art schools in the world — the St. Petersburg Academy of Art.

Universities
are always about rules and specific techniques and most of the time you must
follow them all unconditionally. It was quite a tough period as he wanted to
find his own way to paint, the art language that will be able to speak to the
world about who he is and what he wants to share!

“I was doing it myself. Every
day after finishing home assignment on academic disciplines, I grabbed my
canvas and paints and went outside to do this research, to find out what my
personal style was, then I went home and stayed up all night, end I enjoyed it.
I did different styles and techniques and was trying to feel if this or that
one resonated in me. I did small “home exhibitions” and invited my university
colleagues and professors to receive a feedback. I`m happy that I was
surrounded by people who gave me honest feedback.”

Travelling and discovering

After graduation from
university he just took his backpack, sketchbook, brushes and started his
adventure. He traveled for almost 6 months and visited Georgia, Spain, Italy,
France, Germany, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland.

“It was kinda spontaneous
trip. When I studied at the university I collected some money, as I had part
time job in local art gallery as a guide and also created people`s portraits to
order. It was demanded then, I had a plenty of work. I loved creating people`s
portraits and then see their reaction to the result, it was amazing.”

Zorsah went to Georgia to his
university friend Davit, who lived there in a small picturesque village. Zorsah
stayed there for 1 month, far from hustle of a big city. He used this time to
get rid of rules in his art which were 
imposed to him while studying at the university.

“At some point I realized that
these rules interfered me from making art with my own inner feelings, all my
artworks were too “neat” and I couldn`t say that I was excited when looking at
them.”

Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris
always inspired Zorsah, that`s why he headed to Spain, the motherland of these
great artists.

“I just wanted to immense
myself into the life pace of this country and talk to local artists to learn
these secrets of “free art” from them. I went to Malaga, where Picasso was
born. It was such a nice place and I was lucky to meet famous local artist from
Madrid, who traveled to there at the same time. He invited me to Madrid to the
art exhibition of newcomers in the world of art and one of my works created in
Georgia was exhibited there, it was a great honor for me”

The artworks A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE, FRIDA KAHLO, INNER CIRCLE
were born there.

Zorsah was invited to Italy by
his friend from Madrid, and they spent 1 month there.

“I love Italian art, but their
style was a bit far from what I was looking for me. Still what I love about
classic Italian art the most is color scheme, all the paintings have such an
“appropriate” color scheme, they look very holistic, and I will not afraid to
use this modern word, they have that “vibe” of Italy. That`s what I wanted to
comprehend, when living there, the art of colors.”

The desire to experiment with colors gave birth to the paintings: BOUQUET OF
FLOWERS, HAPPINESS EXISTS and COLORFUL SCENE

Zorsah recalls about life in Switzerland with a big excitement. He lived
in old house of his aunt high in the mountains. The artist doesn`t want to
share the details of his experience there as it was that intimate time of life
in tandem with nature. 

This painter is a true talent
of Ukrainian contemporary art, who works in abstract modern art. He thoroughly
explores painting and color as an independent entity through a combination of
multiple techniques. The core feature of his style of painting is the depth of
his masterpieces.

“Abstract art for me is
detached from reality”

Exhibitions and Events

2011 - Plein Air in Carpathian
region (Ukraine).

2014 - Plein Air in Art
Village (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2014 - Art Exhibition in Art
Village Gallery (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2017 - All-Ukrainian
Exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Artist, National Union of Artists of
Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2017 – Exhibition of
applicants to the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2017–
Personal Exhibition "Dethatched from reality" Museum of Ukrainian
Culture Outstanding Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2018 - Members of National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

2019 - Plein Air in Kyiv.

Potapova

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My artworks are inspired by nature. However, you will not find detailed images of trees or grass in my paintings. With the help of muted and explosive shades on the canvas, I want to evoke emotion in the audience. Each of the artworks is inspired by the view that I saw with my own eyes. As soon as my brush touches the canvas, I only listen to my senses and feelings to create the perfect landscape painting.

-I have always been a person of nature. Even now I prefer living in a small town far from traffic and crowds. I`m not a sociopath, I love people, but still I prefer living on my own. Actually not alone, but with 3 dogs and a cat. I think the most exciting event that happened to me and influenced my outlook was a long trip by motorhome. The biggest struggle was to find the right size motorhome to accommodate me and my pets, but I managed to do this.  

Can you imagine yourself waking up early in the morning and seeing a picturesque landscape from a height which is 2000 meters above sea level? I had this experience and I cannot even describe how valuable life seems to be at those moments. 

Potapova was born in Uzhgorod, a small city in the West of Ukraine. Her parents were farmers and had family business. They believed that Potapova would inherit this business and will develop it, but the girl had completely different dreams. “I will not say that I dreamed of becoming an artist since childhood, I just dreamed of having 3 dogs and living my best life. Sometimes this dream seemed a bit unreaching for me, as my parents never supported my direction and wouldn't allow me to receive my education somewhere far from home. 

I had a friend in my abandoned village, whose father was an artist and he introduced us both to the world of art when we were 9 years old. I painted my first artworks secretly from my parents as I didn't want to argue with them on my choice” Then when the question about my future arose as I got older, I was rather unshakable and had a serious conversation with my parents. At the end of the day they agreed to send me to the university I wanted. I failed my first attempt to pass the exam as I never had appropriate preparation for entering exams, unlike other abiturients, whose skills were rather impressive. I never gave up and in a year of hard work I took my second attempt successfully. There were people in the commision, who recalled me and expressed their respect to my strong desire. I was happy then” 

Potapova received her bachelors and masters at Lviv Academy of Fine Arts. “When I graduated I still criticized my art a lot. I was not excited about what I did, but I worked hard every day to reach this point of self acceptance and self proudness. I found a job  in a local museum. And in summer I worked as a guide to earn for life. I rented a small flat far from the center and later my parents helped me to buy my own flat-studio, and I managed to buy my dogs. I was missing my old days near the mountains, which I spent enjoying scenic views and counting the sheep of our neighbors. That's why I came up with the idea to make a trip throughout the most scenic places in Europe. 

It worked for me, and after my return I became closer to the current style of my art. I remember that I created MAGIC lANDSCAPE, RAGING STORM, PINE FOREST, GREEN LAWN paintings and I love them a lot.” After that I was obsessed with the art by Basquiat art and I took inspiration in some of his artworks. I set a new goal to go on an expedition to some tribe in jungles and immerse myself into their lifestyle for at least a week. I watched plenty of videos thom the expeditions to jungles and I was so excited about the way these people can interact with nature. Maybe interaction is a wrong word, I would say that they can live in tandem with nature. 

I think that would be a valuable experience for me, but I don't want it to last too long as I cannot imagine my life without everyday showers and taking care of myself.”

Potapova recreates her life experience on canvas and never stops experimenting with her style and learning new information about the history of Art. “I have been to many famous museums and art exhibitions and you know what I got, all those paintings are made to be beholden and my art is made to interact with real people in their real dwellings.” 

Exhibitions and events

2012 – Art Exhibition of participants of Silver Easel Open Contest. (Uzhhorod, Ukraine).

2014 – Exhibition within All - Ukrainian contest Kyiv VDNH.

2014 – Exhibition Art Twins Unity. Museum of Ukrainian Culture Outstanding Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2016 - All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition "Natural contexts", National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2017 – Personal Exhibition "This feels different" Museum of Ukrainian Culture Outstanding Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2017 - All-Ukrainian Exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Artist, National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2019 - 2015 All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition "New faces", National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kyiv.

2019 - All-Ukrainian Exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Artist, National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

Lemesheva

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You will be absolutely impressed by the vibrant palette which she uses in her paintings. Katyrina uses bold combinations, and experiments with incompatible at first sight colors to evoke feelings of joy in those people who choose her artworks for their space. Her paintings become the center of attention in any room.

Konstantin Kip

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Energy makes our world move. While creating a new artwork I always try to depict how movements, which might seem chaotic at first, form vivid images inspiring us to move to new achievements and never give up. Wide brushstrokes are preferred as they fully render the great power of the human mind and soul that I try to embody on a canvas.

Nazarii

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Zorsah was born in a small town in the eastern part of Ukraine on November 5, 1962.
He  has a twin sister, who now lives in
Sweden. He was raised in quite a creative family - his mother works as an
actress in the theater and his father is an artist, who’s been creating theater
decorations for more than 40 years already. They noticed his talent and
encouraged him on his way of becoming an artist.

Creating art has been his
passion since the first years of life.

“I remember when all the
children outside were playing in the yard and he was sitting on the ground and
drawing dogs and people with the multicolor crayons, I cannot say that he was
gifted since the early childhood, but there was something in the way he held
these crayons while drawing and in the way his face changed at those moments” –
his mom says.  

University years

He studied at Art School, Art
College in Ukraine and at the age of 22 he entered one of the most prestigious
art schools in the world — the St. Petersburg Academy of Art.

Universities
are always about rules and specific techniques and most of the time you must
follow them all unconditionally. It was quite a tough period as he wanted to
find his own way to paint, the art language that will be able to speak to the
world about who he is and what he wants to share!

“I was doing it myself. Every
day after finishing home assignment on academic disciplines, I grabbed my
canvas and paints and went outside to do this research, to find out what my
personal style was, then I went home and stayed up all night, end I enjoyed it.
I did different styles and techniques and was trying to feel if this or that
one resonated in me. I did small “home exhibitions” and invited my university
colleagues and professors to receive a feedback. I`m happy that I was
surrounded by people who gave me honest feedback.”

Travelling and discovering

After graduation from
university he just took his backpack, sketchbook, brushes and started his
adventure. He traveled for almost 6 months and visited Georgia, Spain, Italy,
France, Germany, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland.

“It was kinda spontaneous
trip. When I studied at the university I collected some money, as I had part
time job in local art gallery as a guide and also created people`s portraits to
order. It was demanded then, I had a plenty of work. I loved creating people`s
portraits and then see their reaction to the result, it was amazing.”

Zorsah went to Georgia to his
university friend Davit, who lived there in a small picturesque village. Zorsah
stayed there for 1 month, far from hustle of a big city. He used this time to
get rid of rules in his art which were 
imposed to him while studying at the university.

“At some point I realized that
these rules interfered me from making art with my own inner feelings, all my
artworks were too “neat” and I couldn`t say that I was excited when looking at
them.”

Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris
always inspired Zorsah, that`s why he headed to Spain, the motherland of these
great artists.

“I just wanted to immense
myself into the life pace of this country and talk to local artists to learn
these secrets of “free art” from them. I went to Malaga, where Picasso was
born. It was such a nice place and I was lucky to meet famous local artist from
Madrid, who traveled to there at the same time. He invited me to Madrid to the
art exhibition of newcomers in the world of art and one of my works created in
Georgia was exhibited there, it was a great honor for me”

The artworks A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE, FRIDA KAHLO, INNER CIRCLE
were born there.

Zorsah was invited to Italy by
his friend from Madrid, and they spent 1 month there.

“I love Italian art, but their
style was a bit far from what I was looking for me. Still what I love about
classic Italian art the most is color scheme, all the paintings have such an
“appropriate” color scheme, they look very holistic, and I will not afraid to
use this modern word, they have that “vibe” of Italy. That`s what I wanted to
comprehend, when living there, the art of colors.”

The desire to experiment with colors gave birth to the paintings: BOUQUET OF
FLOWERS, HAPPINESS EXISTS and COLORFUL SCENE

Zorsah recalls about life in Switzerland with a big excitement. He lived
in old house of his aunt high in the mountains. The artist doesn`t want to
share the details of his experience there as it was that intimate time of life
in tandem with nature. 

This painter is a true talent
of Ukrainian contemporary art, who works in abstract modern art. He thoroughly
explores painting and color as an independent entity through a combination of
multiple techniques. The core feature of his style of painting is the depth of
his masterpieces.

“Abstract art for me is
detached from reality”

Exhibitions and Events

2011 - Plein Air in Carpathian
region (Ukraine).

2014 - Plein Air in Art
Village (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2014 - Art Exhibition in Art
Village Gallery (Artyuhivka, Kharkiv region, Ukraine).

2017 - All-Ukrainian
Exhibition dedicated to the Day of the Artist, National Union of Artists of
Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2017 – Exhibition of
applicants to the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv.

2017–
Personal Exhibition "Dethatched from reality" Museum of Ukrainian
Culture Outstanding Personalities (Kyiv, Ukraine).

2018 - Members of National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

2019 - Plein Air in Kyiv.

Serge B.

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2012,"Welcome to Ukraine"
49 Linden Garden, London."Happenstance Gallery
"Ukrainian Art Week 2012"-"Two sides of a single"
November Kyiv.Ukraine/Cenral House of Artists
"Ukrainian Art Week 2011-International Exhibition & Сompetition of Contemporary Art"
The work "Revelation" was awarded first place in the nomination Abstract Art
2011 Ukraine/Kiev.
Museum of Contemporary Arts of Ukraine

Petro

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The main directions of artistic interests: modern sculpture, installation, experimental artistic metal, kinetic objects.
Date of birth: June 17, 1992
Place o birth: Prutuk, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine. Lives in Lviv, Ukraine
EDUCATION:
 2011 - graduated from Kosiv college of applied and decorative art LNAA, the department of artistic metal processing.
 2011-2017 – The Lviv National Academy of Arts (the Department of Art Metal).
 2016 - studied on the Erasmus program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (Poland).
 From 2017 – PhD-student of Lviv National Academy of Arts. The theme of the scientific work: "Metal art of the late 20th century of the XXI century: from easel to monumentalise".
ART EXPERIENCE. Main projects, awards
• Prize-winner of the "Silver Easel" painting contest (Uzhhorod, 2017);
• The winner in the First Prize of Anatolii Kryvolap in the nomination "Plastic art" for the metal panel "Marathon" (Kyiv, 2017)
• Solo exhibition "WRITTEN", art metal, painting (LNAA gallery, Lviv, 2017)
• Plein air "Great Transportation", curator Tamara Babak (Poltava region, 2017)
• Exhibition of the Art Residence "Great Carriage". Museum of Folk Architecture and Life (Zakarpattia Oblast, Uzhhorod, 2017)
• "Modern decorative art. Young Generation "(LNAA Gallery, Lviv, 2018)
• International Festival II Encuentro Internacional De Forjadores_Castalla 2018 (Spain, 2018)
• “Lviv Art Days”. Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (2018)
• Exhibition "Contemporary Decorative Art. Borders and meanings". The National Museum in Lviv named A.Sheptytskyi (2018)
• Prize-winner of contemporary visual art competition. Nathan Altman (Vinnytsia, 2018), the II prize for the experimental project "Tunnels".
• The winner of the competition in the category of sculpture “Objects art prize” 202
Other projects in which participated:
• The Festival of Blacksmiths (Ivano-Frankivsk, 2011, 2013, 2015);
• "Exhibition of Student Works" (Ivano-Frankivsk, 2013);
• "Lviv with the eyes of youth" (Lviv, 2013, 2014, 2015);
• "Autumn of Texture" (2014, Lviv); "Lyubordov" (Wroclaw, Poland, 2014);
• "In One Boat" (Lodz, Poland, 2015);
• Erasmus (ASP Lodz, Poland, 2015)
• "Silence" (Lviv, Museum of Ideas Museum, 2014)
• "POSE" (Lviv, LNAA Gallery, 2016)
• Exhibition of Sketches (Museum of Ukrainian Painting, Dnipropetrovsk, 2016)
• "The roofs of the Roman Catholic Churches" (gallery "Izenthauza", Grodno, Belarus, 2016)
• All-Ukrainian Exhibition to the Day of the Artist "(Kyiv, 2016)
• Art project «Wonder " (Kyiv, 2016)
• "Exhibition to the Day of the Artist" (Kyiv, 2016)
• "Under the Lion" (Lviv, 2017)
• "We have the only destiny - the name of her Ukraine" (Lviv, 2017)
• Artistic plein air at "Edem Resort Medical & Spa" (Lviv region, 2019)
• ‘’Alchemy of motivation’’ Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (Kyiv 2019)
• "Manifesto" Lavra Gallery (Kyiv 2020)
• Personal exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art (Ivano-Frankivsk 2020)
From 2017 - works at series of kinetic installations, experiments with visual effects, textures and plastic capabilities of metal. About 30 objects were created in the material. A series of virtual projects were built into public and exhibition spaces have also been developed.

Selda

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Selda (Epice) Ozudogru

A little girl who opened her eyes to the world in 1979. I started living with my grandmother when I was 2 years old. I have loved painting since I was a child. My grandmother always
bought me paints and told me that I would make the world beautiful with them.
My family used to say, "This girl will be a painter when she grows
up" :). I was proud of myself as every picture I made in elementary school
was hung on the school board. My art teacher always supported me and believed
that I could do more.

 I started my high school education in Kalaba Girls Vocational High School in
1994. I was learning art. :) I graduated in 1997. It should have been at the academy now. I worked,
I studied, I studied, I was drawing patterns as if I was crazy.

               In 2001,
I won the Gazi University Vocational Education Faculty Painting Department with
the 2nd place. During this period, I met many artists. I graduated from the
faculty in 2005 and was then
an educator at the same time.

               Between
2001 and 2003, while continuing my education, I gave painting lessons to young
people who were going to take the special talent exams at the faculty of fine
arts. Many of my students have achieved the success they wanted.

               In 2007,
I started working at the Antigone Art workshop. While I was continuing my
painting studies here, I had many students and teaching children and young
people how to paint was the best moment. At the end of the academic year, we
opened workshop exhibitions. Many of my students, like me, passed the fine arts
academy exams and started their education. A few of my students have been
qualified to study art in the countries
such as Denmark, the Netherlands, and Canada.

               It is a
project that started with the idea of ??“Art for All” by the University Society
Association, founded by Middle East Technical University in 2011-2013. It aims
to meet children who cannot reach art with art. In this project, it was our
first duty to paint with children and teach them how to paint.

               In 2013,
within the framework of the AbbVie initiative, I took part in the project of
exporting the emotions
experienced by the patients by bringing together ?M?H patients with artists
from all over the world. Each piece tells the journey of a person with their illness. My mystery was
chosen by the jury of AbbVie representatives for this project as the most
effective expression of emotions
and was exhibited all over the world in 2014 and further. It was also used as poster
images.

               In 2013,
the Ankara Bar Association launched the “Gelincik” project to support all women
who were pushed, beaten, oppressed, subjected to psychological and sociological
violence. I took part in this project, in which many artists participated, and
our works became the symbol of violence experienced by all women.

               After
the accident that killed 301 workers in Soma in 2014, I took part in the art
solidarity for the workers. The revenues of the works we produced were donated
to the children of 301 workers.

               I worked
as a Visual Arts teacher at Art College
(Private Arif Gürler Anatolian High School) in 2014-2015. During my tenure, I
established an Art Club at the school so that children could be intertwined
with art. In addition, by opening an art workshop in the school nursery, I also
helped little hands to get involved in paints.

               In my
painting works, each figure has a meaning and the color I emphasize in each
figure has a feeling. I take them to different worlds in places and create new
stories. Colors and textures gain a new dimension every day.

 

               WORKSHOP:

2013 Friendship and Art Meeting                                                                              Zonguldak-Ere?li Turkey

2017 Ardahan University 1st Art Workshop                                                                             Ardahan Turkey

               FAIRS:

2009 Ça?sav-Ankart Art Meeting                                                                                                   Ankara Turkey

2009 Artform Art Fair                                                                                                         Ankara Turkey

2012 Ça?sav-Ankart Art Meeting                                                                                                      Ankara Turkey

2016 Artform Art Fair            Ankara
Turkey

 

               EXHIBITIONS:

2011 'Transformation' Personal painting exhibition                                        ANSE MDM Ankara Turkey

2012 Solo painting exhibition,                         Hülya
K?rm?z?o?lu Art Gallery, Istanbul Turkey

2012 'Violence Against Women' group exhibition                             Turkish British Cultural Association                                          Ankara Turkey

2012 'International Women's Day' Group Exhibition        Transparent Art Gallery Ankara Turkey

2014 '41 Dreams' group exhibition                                           Ordu
Cultural Center Ordu Turkey

2017 Mixed Exhibition                                                     
State Fine Arts Gallery Antalya Turkey

Orkun B.

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Orkun
Boragan was born on March 24, 1983 in Ankara, Turkey. He combined daily life with
philosophy in his mind and painted, he used human, portraits, organic and
inorganic forms in his paintings. Orkun Boragan works intensively to maintain
and improve this style. He uses mixed
technique on canvas.

Considering
the paintings of Orkun Boragan, one can easily notice the fact that he raises
many questions to those glancing at his workings. The difference between
creating and painting makes itself exhibited at the time of getting involved
with the painting. The uneasiness’s inside the artist, his ties between the
individual and society, the reflection of these to the societal life, we can
get to a synthesis through internalising the discrepancies emerging by the
time. In his works, he proceeds from the thought of ‘inexperienced lives’ as
his initial point. He strives to describe beyond the day after tomorrow of the
missing dreams of people before their eyes; hopes, expectations so far from
realising and wishes seemingly impossible to be accommodated. In his paintings,
the thought has become distinguished that ‘the art is unique to, for and made
by human’. Within the course of the creation, Orkun Boragan attaches himself to
the view to place human to the front of the life and puts democratic elements
right into the centre of the administration. In his works, one can see the
self-components of the entireness within. The entireness composed out of these
components can also be observed. That teaches us view holistically. It is the
term of new world realised on the basis of the abstractedness of the material
and tempus; the abstract cosmos. His aim is to draw the design of abstract and
relate the abstract – proceeding from pure energy – by generating new
arrangements through microbiologic forms. 

 

Education:

Following his high school education, he was graduated
from the faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Izmir Dokuz Eylül in 2004.
In 2008, he studied M.A. Degree in Painting at the South
Ukrainian International Pedagogical State University in Odessa, Ukraine.
As of 2008, he has composed his workings at his art atelier and participated in
national and international mixed exhibitions since then.





Exhibitions:

          •         Art
Gallery of the Ministry of Youth-2008, Munster/GERMANY

          •         Art
Gallery held at the City Theatre of Munster-2008, Munster/GERMANY

          •         Polat
Atelier Art Gallery, Caddebostan Culture Centre-2009, Istanbul/TURKEY

          •         Art
Gallery of the Ministry of Youth-2009, Munster/GERMANY

          •         Ahmet
Göğüş Art Gallery of the Hacettepe University; 1st Inter-Universities

          •         Osman
Polat Art Symposium Exhibition in Ankara-2009, Ankara/TURKEY

          •         Radio
Cactus Art Exhibition Munster-2009, Munster/GERMANY

          •         Exhibition
of the Antalya Archaeological Museum-2010, Antalya/TURKEY

          •         Bunter
Hund Berlin Gallery-2017, Berlin/GERMANY

          •         Anima
Mundi International Art Festival-2017, Venice/ITALY

•Müjdat Gezen
Art Center-2018, Ankara, TURKEY

Rick

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Architect - The University of Melbourne Australia and designer - Lisbon Portugal Antonio
Arroio School of the arts. He has worked in several projects through the world, solo and
inserted in a team. He draws dinosaurs since he is 2 years old, comics since he was 17
(Metal Urlant - BD Magazine amongst other publications). He loves to paint since as far as
he can remember, mainly his works are spread amongst private collections of friends. He is
both Australian and Portuguese and he lived in Cape Town South Africa, London, Alabama
USA, Malaga Spain and Melbourne Australia where he worked with different companies.
Actually he is living in Antalya in the Turkish Riviera where he has his studio in the city
centre. He loves Tango, and reading, also a addicted on StarWars. “My imagination is the
limit” as he uses to say, and he endeavours one day to project his own residence. He has a
Calico cat named Mika.

Assim

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The
art of today, where the meaning and limits are intermixed, is for me an
unlimited horizon of fantastic gorgeousness. My searching for images is in the
alternating world of nature and the blank of the horizon screen.

Early Years
The artist
was born in Sheki, one of the heavenly parts of Azerbaijan, and hues remembered
from his early years bound him the world of secret. He would paint high
mountains towering over, the emerald green of the lakes. He learned the basics
of the art at the Arts College in Baku. He carried on with the studies at the
monumental arts department of the academy of Arts in Minsk, Belarus.

The first
notable achievement that the young artist who returned to Baku to go on as one
made in his career was the gold medal won at the international contest of
artists in Japan in 1987.The artist who worshipped Tintoretto and Masaccio,
took from Kandinsky that unparalleled harmony of color and spirit.

The main
purpose Assim Rasuloglu has in his works is to search for harmony of shapes in
combination of colors and lines. When harmony is achieved, the artist uses
those twisted lines to try to explain the space, the length and the infinity.
He uses sings and symbols to show the concealed depths of being. The artist,
who moved to Turkey in 1996, took part in the establishment of the Fine Arts
Faculty at the Mediterranean University in Akdeniz he worked there for five
years.

Themes of
his art during his stay in Antalya were the misunderstandings he lived and
things he could not tell. Far from forms, contented with the being, colors full
with love of life, crying and let feeling their existence denying all the
known, are set on their places with marks and paintings are finished however
with the limits of the unbreakable inner-world.

“Assim
is an exceptional artist managed this difficulty very well.”

Features of Art
When you
follow his Works, the strength of his allegorical way of telling can be seen.
While being observed, the proportion between the small one and the big one, and
the big one to the whole. The Artist`s design power is creating an effective
impression in the position of drawing. The canvas excursion, starting from here
passes from light and from there through shadows. While the abstract coverage
and conception of the object appears, light and shadow are understandable.

As human
and artist, although the artist is living his emotions very intensive, he is
able to build good relations in social life. He nears to his friendships with
the same sensibility, as to his art.

“Art is for me a never-ending lookout. When
details I observed in my daily life, turn into an imaginary motif, but first of
all humanistic relationships are for me most valuable. Some artists think, that
the name of their work is very important. My opinion is, that the name is just
a reason to approach the canvas. Art is a life with no ending. In my Works, I
find the analysis of content in the color-variety because no color is identical
with one another.”

The
color-variety is the window that opens the artist's heart to the world.

First impression
The first
impression of these works is the fire that you feel in the colors, the
neighborhood of contrasting coating in the brush strokes, and the extraordinary
rhythm. The spread topic "subject" is endless and colorful. His
unlimited ability to wonder causes his verity. The significant specialty of his
works is that they create an impression of steady, mobile expression of life
that a moment in life is no way dull. The artist has already renewed the
traditional rules in his works that are sometimes considered obligatory. He has
assured his viewers that this is the way to love, hate, even to make them
curious or puzzle their minds.

Art is
music for me

It can be
said that this Assim and his newly created reality has very well been believed
by the audience. Thus, the artist who is always in search, catches up with his
true goal, and so he achieves his creative mission that travels in his very
soul in his half a century life with honor His paintings full of questions
asked to his era making us think, turns into pride samples like valuable
spiritual fortune, and for the real art this is a very natural consequence.

Exhibitions and Events

1984 Member of the Union of soviet artists.

Exhibition of Modern arts of Azerbaijan organized by Bakinsky Centre of
Arts,

Exhibition of young Painters of Azerbaijan Budapest, Hungary 1991
Personal Exhibition in the Gallery "Alexander", Paris

1994 International Exhibition of German and Azerbaijan Artists, Cologne,
Germany 1995 International Exhibition of Danish and Soviet Artists
"7+7", Baku, Azerbaijan

1996 Solo Exhibition, Orkun Ozan Art Gallery, Antalya, Turkey 1996 Solo
Exhibition, Baku, Azerbaijan

1997 Solo Exhibition, Ilayda Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey

2000 Group Exhibition, Kolding Kunstforening, Denmark

2004 Solo Exhibition, Nefertiti Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey

2005 Solo Exhibition, Orkun Ozan Art Gallery, Antalya, Turkey

Artist's paintings are
kept in

 

Alexandre Gallery, Paris, France

Okun Ozan Art Gallery, Antalya Turkey 5- Incesenet Museum, Baku,
Azerbaijan

Martin Luther King Library, New York, Usa

Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, Vilnus 13- Odense Amt and Oslo in some
private collections.

Krzysztof

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Krzysztof is a painter, draftsman and sculptor. Horses are the main theme of his work. He is fascinated by movement, his works are characterized by dynamism and lightness at the same time. The artist has had many solo exhibitions with a live painting show. Traditionally, it organizes exhibitions at the Horse Race Tracks during the most important races of the season and in Janów Podlaski during the Arabian horse auction.

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