Modern Ukrainian painters and sculptors

Top artists
  • Oleksii Apollonov
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 2174 to € 2174

    Kyiv

    3 paintings

    Apollonov is Ukrainian Picasso. Just as unpredictable and as good – no matter what he does. Yesterday, it was the Crimean plein air, which took our breath away. Today – The Dancers, a la Larionov, another planet (don’t you find that Apollonov-Priduvalova couple resembles Larionov-Goncharova duet?).

    The Dancers is our “Bachelorette” and all those girls with pumped lips. Primary and secondary, look, not enough of cars. Apollonov, paint a car!

    The X-ray artist. Later, philosophers will come to reflect on “longreads” being no longer relevant. Indeed, those “rares” will soon be burned – see “Fahrenheit 451”. If Apollonov will survive – he will be taken to the museum.

  • Akhra Adzhyndzhal
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 696 to € 1565

    Kyiv

    9 paintings

    Akhra’s flowers are smelling of Abkhazia. He has been living in Kyiv for years now – but they keep smelling. Of that very Abkhazia – before the war, as we remember it. Got out at Sukhumi bus station and went crazy about aromas, about colors – we simply have no such rich, deep, tannic colors.

    Ahra must be dreaming of those flowers. And he paints not the flowers bought at Otradnensky market, but those from Sukhumi of his youth. He paints dreams – about being young and happy. Like Gauguin, who once sent his Tahitian dreams sailing to Europe, tired of its dullness.

    His landscapes are even more magical – you just feel immersing into them. Abkhazia? Ukraine? The country where you were happy. However, there is a kind of mystery, something hidden behind the picture. Metaphysical landscapes – they have something “beyond the physics laws”.

  • Petro Bevza
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 2609 to € 10435

    Kyiv region

    7 paintings

    A one-man band. An architect by training, he’s written film scripts, edited the first Ukrainian magazines on contemporary art, held Ukrainian-French meetings, built the first art objects/installations in Ukraine.

    And painting, painting, painting – his passion, thirst, mania. He has been awarded numerous international prizes. One of the leading Ukrainian artists. He is looking for a purely Ukrainian dimension in the contemporary art space.

    Petro Bevza: “Our task is to find a Ukrainian sector of transcendent values images, expressed in the contemporary art language.”

  • Oleksii Beliusenko
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 801 to € 3114

    Kyiv

    31 painting

    The night sky over Kyiv by Beliusenko is the sky where Bulgakov’s Margarita used to fly. Kyiv is the city of Viy. The enchanting city.

    The pines by Beliusenko are the pines Gokusai. Kyiv Tokaido – from Darnitsa to Svyatoshino. Incredibly light, incredibly free – a couple of brushstrokes and the canvas begin to breathe. The Tao breath.

    A little bit more of Crimea. How much have we drunk there, under the fabulous walls of the Genoese fortress in the Cozy-Zatyshny, where Beliusenko used to live! Streams of paint, through which emerges a rigid silhouette of the Sudak Bay – when he forms the space like a demiurge.

    Demiurge also lectures on the art of the 20-21st centuries. About the art of the future. When the painting comes back again. Beliusenko has already started to pave the way.

  • Matvii Vaisberg
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 2174 to € 7391

    Kyiv

    4 paintings

    Matvii Vaisberg is an absolutely museum artist. In autumn 2020, he exhibited at the Khanenko Museum – he felt at home there, next to Velasquez and Zurbaran. Is it good or bad? Basquiat, for example, is an absolutely street artist. Vaisberg, on the contrary, a museum one.

    In today’s apocalyptic times, when we see everything collapsing, Vaisberg is becoming the most on-trend artist – it’s important to preserve what European culture consists of. Even his tiniest sketches are seen as fragments of the large European tradition – from Cimabue and Giotto to Pollock and Kiefer. It’s not by chance that he’s so fond of “dialogues” with the great – for him, they are artist brothers, to whom he talks the language of painting.

    When it comes to painting, the surest indicator is a brushstroke. It’s a kind of a cardiogram. Vaisberg’s brushstroke is like Tarkovsky’s stalker: throws a nut into space and stares there, groping after the only right path. Take a closer look at Vaisberg – it looks like this stalker will yank us out of the desert.

    Besides, Vaisberg is one of the few Ukrainian artists whose paintings are sold at the famous London auctions.

  • Borys Yeghiazaryan
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 261 to € 26087

    Kyiv

    14 paintings

    Yeghiazaryan is Ukrainian Matisse. Armenian Matisse? The creator of happiness. He draws a line, and it sings! Apply a color, and it sparkles like precious stones.

    He studied at the famous Mukhinsky in St. Petersburg – but ran away to sunny Kyiv; he felt bored in gray Petersburg. He has been living with us for thirty years now, got married, and exhibited in the best galleries, from Kyiv to Switzerland. Indeed, he escapes to war from time to time – he’s fought in the first Karabakh campaign, took part in both Maydans – Matisse fights for the truth!

    Kyiv loves Borys – there’s no room to swing a cat when he opens his exhibitions. They can’t but love him? If you have at least a “small Yeghiazarian” at home, you have a bit of real Armenian warmth. Borys is also a believer, with his works glowing with “uncreated” light – just like ancient icons and mosaics.

  • Mykola Zhuravel
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 7826 to € 34783

    Kyiv

    12 paintings

    Whom does Nikolay Zhuravel resemble? He resembles an angel or Carlson – moreover, he has his studio almost on the roof in the very center of Kyiv. During the first and the second Maydan, everyone gathered at his place – Zhuravel fed the young. It was not for nothing – among all the modern Ukrainian artists, Zhuravel is perhaps one of the most convertible – many Western galleries collaborate with him. He’s even among the world-famous London Saatchi’s favorites.

    Why? He creates his world, the Zhuravel universe – one can spend eternity looking into it. And almost always little angels are flying there – helping, supporting, saving. They are like sweet music for the exhausted and desperate humankind during the endless pandemics.

    Whom does he resemble? Giotto? Chagall? Himself. He has even invented his own, Zhuravel’s technique. He spends a long time building some intricate structure of wood and metal – a kind of Zhuravel’s salvific ark. Then, covers everything with iconic, Byzantine levkas, finishes the painting, scratches – and the ark acquires the mystical power.

    It floats into a cold contemporary interior and makes it warm and humane.

  • Petro Lebedynets
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 4348 to € 15652

    Kyiv

    12 paintings

    Lebedynets is a magician, a wizard of color. He makes a person happy with colors only. There are two traditions of the unfigured painting. The warm one – by Kandinsky, and the cold one – by Mondrian. Lebedynets is the warmest of the warm. His smallest painting can warm the coldest interior – perhaps, that’s the reason why architects are so much fond of working with him.

    Lebedynets keeps his large studio in perfect order – there are no bohemian bottles and naked women. Calm and focused, every morning he sits down in front of the canvas – like a composer at a piano. Another minute and the music will burst forth.

    Lebedynets hardly manages to arrange it. Over the years, he has learned extraordinary skills.

  • Oleksandr Levych
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 778 to € 5977

    Kyiv

    11 paintings

    You can spend eternity watching Levych’s paintings. One would feel like living in his painting’s space. The sea, the gulls, even the “cold north wind” – let’s turn up the collar. But its beauty takes our breath away. And no superfluous details – a kind if a Hokku of the North.

    Levych’s paintings take you back to the childhood when you read shabby books with Aleksandr Green’s novels instead of stock exchange quotations. Running on waves – running on the waves created by Levych.

    In the last century, the painting was repeatedly proclaimed dead; everyone expected photography and cinema killing painting at last. But it’s still living, as you can see. And how! You don’t have to be a professional art expert to see: it relies on photos. But does it look like a coloring book? It’s pure poetry.

  • Oleksii Malykh
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 3478 to € 4348

    Kyiv

    34 paintings, 1 sculpture

    Malykh has a house in the Carpathians. Once we celebrated the New Year there. Wolves were howling all around, and the snow was waist-deep. You felt like having been brought to the ancient times by a time-machine, and the “shadows of forgotten ancestors” were wandering around you. Perhaps, it was this place that shaped him as an artist.

    He grew up in Kyiv, studied in Moscow, but when you look at what he does – molfar! He gathers various boards, twigs, and paints them with secret signs – molfar. Even when he uses decent canvas/oil, he still creates magic!

    Once, art was born as magic. Malykh continues the tradition, covering the canvas with secret signs only he knows. And since he’s an “innate” colorist and has an animal sense of color, the result is splendid. I’ve seen his works in modern cottages over fireplaces – the cottages turned into fairy-tale castles at once.

  • Olena Pryduvalova
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 2174 to € 2174

    Kyiv

    3 paintings

    Painting is my job. When I draw, I feel calm and free. I need privacy and silence in the studio, then everything concentrates in my head and hands.

    My main topic is Kyiv: the “portraits” of streets, houses, arches, corners, caryatids, the game of light and shadow. I see it through color: the utmost intensity of color and light. Life is full of surprises. The main thing is to be still able to be taken by surprise. Nature already exists – it is perfect, it can’t be painted, you can only be surprised by it and imagine it as you feel it. Then, any house, any street, any tree, or face will capture and lead you... and you’ll feel the inspiration. My work should bring a feeling of peace and joy.

  • Vladyslav Shereshevskyi
    Prices of paintings and sculptures

    from € 2094 to € 10469

    Kyiv

    3 paintings

    On the door of Shereshevskyi’s studio, the word “Genius” is written in large letters. We knock on the genius’s door respectfully and go in: the maestro is working at an easel, surrounded by friends and admirers. I think that this is how Louis XIV was drawing the schemes of Versailles surrounded by his courtiers.

    Sherik, as his friends call him, is submerged with orders. And it’s not for nothing. Among too serious (read – too provincial) modern Ukrainian artists, Sherik is almost the only one who laughs. The artist #1 for a corporate gift!

    However, sometimes, this laughter makes you feel sick, just look at the masterfully, Rembrandt-style painted homeless man in a sweat jacket – Olympics-80.

    Those who are far from art are captured by the plot, and those who are well-versed in the painting are crazy about painting.

Adzhyndzhal Akhra
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 696 to € 1565

Kyiv

9 paintings

Akhra’s flowers are smelling of Abkhazia. He has been living in Kyiv for years now – but they keep smelling. Of that very Abkhazia – before the war, as we remember it. Got out at Sukhumi bus station and went crazy about aromas, about colors – we simply have no such rich, deep, tannic colors.

Ahra must be dreaming of those flowers. And he paints not the flowers bought at Otradnensky market, but those from Sukhumi of his youth. He paints dreams – about being young and happy. Like Gauguin, who once sent his Tahitian dreams sailing to Europe, tired of its dullness.

His landscapes are even more magical – you just feel immersing into them. Abkhazia? Ukraine? The country where you were happy. However, there is a kind of mystery, something hidden behind the picture. Metaphysical landscapes – they have something “beyond the physics laws”.

Agasian Roman
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 1063 to € 2658

Kharkiv

7 paintings

Roman Aghasyan is a real reformer of the still life genre, he radically changed its status in the genre palette of modern painting and renewed the place of the analytical approach of figurative composition as a part of modern art. His still lifes are strong, approved on a holistic mimetic concept of painting, based on a balanced and projection-based compositional system, juicy in color and stylistically recognizable. The object in the plane of the canvas acquires not only its reproductive character, but becomes a demonstrative element of the language of painting itself. The artist's attentive attitude to the texture, material, and internal logic of the structure of the painting composition gives the works completeness, integrity, and symbolic sound. Playing with the inner geometry of the canvas, nuanced color combinations, successful juxtaposition of planes and volumes form a whimsical mosaic of the genre, bringing the composition into the realm of polysemantic interpretation of the objective world, giving the figurative composition the weight it receives not only in a reproductive manner.

Still life is Agasyan's favorite genre in recent years. In it, the artist demonstrates himself as an extraordinary interpreter of "dead nature", which in his performance acquires a vivid fullness of life and emotionality. Skillfully mastering the techniques of pasty painting, Aghasyan gives sonic juiciness to colors, reveals the fullness of forms, sensual texture of his favorite "characters": pomegranates, grapes, apples, ceramic, glass, metal utensils.

The transfer of mood is a leading task and its landscape compositions, in which the impressionistic lightness, mobility of the painting system does not violate the internal architecture of forms.

Interestingly, Roman Aghasyan does not focus on the reflection of modern or neo-modern - in his compositions finds its imprint and Cezanne, and Fauvist plastic play, and constructivist projection, and postmodern citation, and free stylization.

Meanwhile, it is here, in our own painting system, represented by the submitted works, that we see the prospects for the development of the genre of still life, landscape, portrait, their inter-genre connections, and painting itself, behind which there is an organic sense of color, composition and drawing. according to which - the original creative method.

Apollonov Oleksii
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 2174 to € 2174

Kyiv

3 paintings

Apollonov is Ukrainian Picasso. Just as unpredictable and as good – no matter what he does. Yesterday, it was the Crimean plein air, which took our breath away. Today – The Dancers, a la Larionov, another planet (don’t you find that Apollonov-Priduvalova couple resembles Larionov-Goncharova duet?).

The Dancers is our “Bachelorette” and all those girls with pumped lips. Primary and secondary, look, not enough of cars. Apollonov, paint a car!

The X-ray artist. Later, philosophers will come to reflect on “longreads” being no longer relevant. Indeed, those “rares” will soon be burned – see “Fahrenheit 451”. If Apollonov will survive – he will be taken to the museum.

Bahatska Nataliia
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 65 to € 3300

Kyiv

104 paintings

  I live in Kiivi, Ukraine.
Profession Artist. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.
Material specialization: Acrylic painting
Repertoire: Objects, people, hyperrealism, photorealism, realism, semi-abstraction. Historical oil painting techniques embodied in acrylic.
Plots: Still life, nature, environment, people.
A little more about me.
I spend over 11 hours a day at my easel.
I can see at a glance whether the plot or composition will look on the canvas.
I know what global trends are, what prestigious galleries at Art Basel offer and what is trending for modern interiors.
And this is not fortune-telling. This is knowledge and experience!
Once I realized that making money on "Popular Subjects" is certainly good, but it is much more pleasant for me to give people not just beauty, but also originality, meanings, style, delight!
To create one picture, I take more than a hundred photographs in order to choose the best one.
But these efforts are more than justified by the Wow effect from the contemplation of the picture.
My first education and long practice was a fashion designer. Fashion and style is built-in. There are no exes in this case!
I myself earn and value money! And not only their own, but also their collectors. I confidently call myself a PROS in painting and constantly keep my knowledge in good shape and develop, develop, develop.
Artist's statement.
I share my surprise at nature in painting, based in large part on her experience in fashion and design. In every work I try to comprehend the world, to portray the subject more realistically than it really is. And I do not just draw a beautiful picture, but in my works I reflect. Inspired by pop culture, politics, icons and modern trends, the idea behind my work remains the same - to create simple and understandable messages delivered in a clean and visually satisfying manner. In my acrylics, I compete with the camera, trying to prove to myself that humans can compete with technology. I love hyperrealism because it's a very complex style and people like it.
I paint hyperrealism with acrylics because it's even harder than oils. Every time I start a new job, I think that it is impossible to do it. And every time at the end of the work I get pleasure - WOW I did it! ..

Belaschuk Tetiana
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 174 to € 235

Rivne Region

5 paintings

I'm Tanbelia (Tetiana Belashchuk) a professional artist from Ukraine. I was born in the city Rivne, Ukraine, 1998. I working in the author's slime technique and watercolor. I'm a member of the Bukovinian Watercolor Association, Ukraine. I created a series of paintings on the theme ‘Nature is a workshop an
eternal exemplar of art’ where I depicted the value of nature in our life. I use the liquid slime paint technique and watercolor are unpredictable paints because every smear and the detail are blurred in the process of creating and give the artwork a unique character. My task is to curb this unpredictable.

Beliusenko Oleksii
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 801 to € 3114

Kyiv

31 painting

The night sky over Kyiv by Beliusenko is the sky where Bulgakov’s Margarita used to fly. Kyiv is the city of Viy. The enchanting city.

The pines by Beliusenko are the pines Gokusai. Kyiv Tokaido – from Darnitsa to Svyatoshino. Incredibly light, incredibly free – a couple of brushstrokes and the canvas begin to breathe. The Tao breath.

A little bit more of Crimea. How much have we drunk there, under the fabulous walls of the Genoese fortress in the Cozy-Zatyshny, where Beliusenko used to live! Streams of paint, through which emerges a rigid silhouette of the Sudak Bay – when he forms the space like a demiurge.

Demiurge also lectures on the art of the 20-21st centuries. About the art of the future. When the painting comes back again. Beliusenko has already started to pave the way.

Betliiemska Liudmyla
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 1304 to € 3913

Kharkiv

4 sculptures

Ukrainian sculptro Liudmyla Betliiemska works in the field of easel sculpture.

Small-sized genres, animated compositions, portraits, embodied in bronze and wood, feature chamber character.

Bevza Petro
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 2609 to € 10435

Kyiv region

7 paintings

A one-man band. An architect by training, he’s written film scripts, edited the first Ukrainian magazines on contemporary art, held Ukrainian-French meetings, built the first art objects/installations in Ukraine.

And painting, painting, painting – his passion, thirst, mania. He has been awarded numerous international prizes. One of the leading Ukrainian artists. He is looking for a purely Ukrainian dimension in the contemporary art space.

Petro Bevza: “Our task is to find a Ukrainian sector of transcendent values images, expressed in the contemporary art language.”

Bohuslavska Liudmyla
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 261 to € 1565

Lviv

5 paintings
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I embody creative ideas in painting and ceramics. I work in various painting techniques. The works are characterized by conciseness of the composition, the desire for purity of color, local planes. The free use of elements of different styles, inherent in both modernism and avant-garde, makes it possible to create new images, where the selection of painting techniques is subject to the general mood of the canvas. Realistic works are characterized by a certain abstraction from details. I am interested in tracing the transition from reality to abstraction, the different gradations of these concepts. focusing on the main sound of the picture. The use of textures makes it possible to enhance the feeling of space, to create a special shimmer that changes under different lighting. Consecutive application of paint in layers enhances the sound of color, creates the effect of depth

Boliukh Mykola
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 146 to € 783

Poltava

22 paintings

Ukrainian artist Mykola Boliukh has a distinct individual style.

The paintings reflect multidimensional subjects in which real events are interwoven with other, parallel realities. In artist's paintings, as in the kaleidoscope, characters of different eras are inflicted, but in this contrast we often see permanence of human nature. The world of his paintings is associative and metaphysical.

The direction of Mykola Boliukh creativity, its concept is a romantic philosophy.

Bordun Nestor
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 652 to € 783

Lviv

9 paintings

The color factor for painting is unconditional. Unconditionality can not be achieved by conditional means.

Brazhnyk Olena
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 52 to € 783

Kyiv

25 paintings

The art of Van Gogh, Monet, Bonnard, Mashkov and Korovin, Shishko and Glushchenko always admired Olena Brazhnyk. This tradition became the basis which the artist has not changed for a long time and which is palpable in her artworks. We can say that the artist very early and for a long time found her style, her circle of motifs and picturesque passion.

Bulkina Anna
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 104 to € 1565

Lviv

61 painting

Anna Bulkina's painting - is the approach of light to the body. Light, observed by the skin to density and soft textures - so it would be perceived through the gap between eavy eyelids, in the evening languor under the cooled down sun.

Chamata Ihor
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 457 to € 1452

Kyiv

23 paintings

Exquisite colorful style, warm lyricism - the defining features of the creative manner of artist Ihor Chamata.

The artist's paintings' living love to the world of nature, the desire to comprehend the inner world of the portrayed man attract the viewer.

Chaus Dmytro
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 348 to € 1043

Kharkiv

7 paintings

Dmytro Chaus is a master of the thematic painting.

Teacher of drawing, painting and composition. Genres in which the artist works - portrait, still life, landscape, thematic painting. The constant participant of regional, all-ukrainian, foreign and international exhibitions.

Cherednychenko Veronika
Prices of paintings and sculptures

from € 46 to € 3913

Lviv

26 paintings

Ukrainian painters and sculptors

The current Ukrainian sphere of art and painting is rich in many names that are heard throughout and outside the country. KyivGallery will help you get to know them closer and consider the most inspiring stories. Here you can find a description of significant schools of Ukrainian painting, awards and titles of creators. For each author, KyivGallery prepared a full creative biography with a photograph, significant exhibitions, awards and titles, such as “Honored” or “Distinguished Artist of Ukraine”, “Honored Art Worker of Ukraine”. The biography also indicates whether the author is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine or a member of other art organizations. Each artist and sculptor has developed his own unique style over the years, recognizable techniques for working with materials, and exclusive authoring techniques.

Ukrainian schools of painting and artists of Ukraine

The uniqueness of each school depends on the characteristics of a particular area, on its history. Our gallery presents contemporary artists of all significant Ukrainian schools of painting. There are well-known representatives of the Kyiv school in KyivGallery – they are distinguished by national themes and drama. There are masters from Kharkiv, whose teachers were the founders of the Kharkiv school of painting. There are also strong representatives of Transcarpathian, Odessa, Lviv and Crimean schools of painting.

Kyiv school of painting

The Kyiv school of painting began its activity only in the last decades of the XXI century, when the industrial development of the city reached its climax. Historians note that already at the end of the 19th century Kyiv was formed as a graphic center with its own, which has no analogues, originality. Art education has reached a high level thanks to the activities of prominent persons and teachers of the Academy of Arts, famous artists of Ukraine: George Narbut, Mykola Boichuk, Alexandra Exter. Among the significant names, Oleksandr Murashko stands out, in 1913 he founded a private art studio. Since 1920, various creative associations and groups have gained popularity in Kyiv, exhibitions are becoming relevant. At that time, the direction of socialist realism prevailed – the USSR thwarted any attempts to go beyond the boundaries of this style. After the era of Stalinism, the authors again entered the arena, whose activities had previously been banned. Ukrainian impressionism, graphic and folk art, the spirit of freedom and the theme of village life flourish.

The pictures of representatives of the Kyiv school are distinguished from others by a powerful national base, a combination of innovation and professionalism. On the canvases you can see a lot of drama and alienation, abstractionism. Kyiv masters are able to display picturesqueness not only in painting. In priority, and color, and spots.

Kharkiv school of painting

In 1869, the first private art school was opened in Kharkiv – this moment is considered the birth of Kharkiv painting. Ancient traditions are preserved here, which are harmoniously combined with innovation. From 1919 to 1934, the avant-garde style reigned in Kharkiv – the exact opposite of the classics. Artists from the capital of the Ukrainian SSR went to study in Munich and Paris. This period is considered a point of progress in the cultural sphere. Creative personalities turned to such areas as constructivism, expressionism, impressionism, post-impressionism, modern, cubofuturism.

A distinctive feature of Kharkiv artists is that they are able to combine realism with unrealistic trends.

Transcarpathian school of painting

The Transcarpathian school has a special atmosphere in Europe – it borrowed many ideas from Paris of the 19th century. Transcarpathian authors more often than others received European education in Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Munich, Rome. Political independence left its mark in history – it was precisely this moment that provoked the development of individuality and originality in the field of creativity. Post-impressionism, expressionism, modernism, symbolism and realism are relevant here.

Distinctive features: painting in this region attracts attention with notes of folk art and centuries-old traditions. Positive attitudes and devotion to one’s beliefs are inherent. Artists of the Transcarpathian school are able to subtly convey the beauty of the surrounding nature of Transcarpathia in their paintings.

Lviv school of painting

The beginning of the birth of the Lviv school dates from the first half of the 20th century. An important role was played by the museum, which was opened by Andrey Sheptytsky – exhibitions and shows were regularly held here. Until 1930, Art Nouveau and avant-garde were in use. Artists from the Paris group had a significant influence on Lviv – most Lviv citizens also received education abroad.
Lviv specialists are distinguished from others by the individuality of the palette, color, colorfulness and originality with notes of Western Europe. After 1960, it was this region that became the central link in the field of artistic activity. Painters are based on the ideas of impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism and surrealism. The paintings of the artists of the Lviv school are characterized by emotionality, love of life and respect for national traditions.

Odessa school of painting

A specific style is attributed to the Odessa school due to the geography of the region itself – painters borrowed ideas from both the East and the West. The ideology of cosmopolitanism is relevant. A special atmosphere reigns in Odessa – humor, kindness and marine themes are manifested in the painting. Painters often painted in the open air, which helps to accurately convey lighting, shadows and color palette. Odessa school is based on impressionism and the forefront. Thanks to the special southern flavor and respect for the traditions of the people, Odessa residents amaze with the ability to convey a sense of space and air.

Crimean school of painting

The formation of the Crimean school took place from 1940 to 1980. Impressionism and an epic style are characteristic. This region is distinguished by the ability to convey the spirit of heroism and exploits. In painting, the influence of other regions of Ukraine and Russia is noticeable. Peninsula artists prefer painting rather than drawing. The color spot dominates the lines. The French impressionists influenced Crimea – thanks to them, in the painting of the peninsula, one can notice the transfer not of images of the real world, but of feelings and impressions of it. The priority is saturated colors, sketch style and dimensional canvases.

Contemporary and emerging sculptors of Ukraine

In KyivGallery are collected sculptures of very creative young professionals, each of which has its own individual style. A large assortment is selected so that each of the connoisseurs will find "his" work of art for the soul.

Nazar Symotiuk is an innovative Ukrainian sculptor and artist who graduated from the Lviv Academy of Arts in 2018. It uses a mounting dowel as the main working tool – in this way it achieves the effect of flickering and optical illusions in its work. Nazar teaches at the Department of Art Tree at LNAM and opens up new possibilities for wood. Decorative reliefs are displayed in styles such as pop art and Suprematism. The activity clearly shows abstractionism. Feelings are conveyed in geometric shapes with a colorful futuristic atmosphere.

Bohdan Korzh – member of the National Union of Artists since 1985. Boghan – laureate of the prize I. Bokshay and A. Erdeli in the nominations "sculpture" and "monumental art". The master surprises with his artworks in the genre of sculptural portraiture, creates small sculptures and medals. Uses clay, stone, bronze. The artworks of the author are impressive and make you think about the geometry of forms. Since 1982, the compositions of Bogdan have been presented at foreign exhibitions in Slovakia, Hungary, Egypt, the USA and other countries.

Anatolii Tsidilin over the past 15 years is considered a professional in the field of sculpture, whose work has long gone beyond Ukraine. The bronze exhibits of the master in the grotesque style surprisingly combine images of the real world and caricatures. The author uses hyperbolas and allegories, which clearly deserves attention.

Liudmila Betliemska – a sculptor from Kharkiv, in 1977 she graduated from KHKHU. Creates in the genre of easel sculpture. The exhibits are characterized by notes of psychologism, narration and metaphor. In the arsenal of Lyudmila is a variety of motifs and plots that can be viewed and examined for hours. Figurines and figurines inspire new ideas, push to plunge into the world of art. Composition satisfies everyone's plastic taste and aesthetic needs . Lyudmila's sculptures attract the eye and set the tone for the overall interior of the room.

National Union of Artists of Ukraine

Many authors whose works are presented on the KyivGallery website are part of the NSHU. This honorary title is not so easy to obtain, it artworks as a kind of guarantee of professionalism.

The National Union of Artists of Ukraine (NUAU) is a public organization for professional masters, which began its activities in 1938. Art critics also take part. The central task of the NSHU is to unite all creative personalities for the social protection of freedom and the rights of each member of the organization. NSHU regularly organizes exhibitions and shows without restrictions on genres, versatility is welcome. The material base of the community includes art enterprises, houses of creativity, exhibition sites, private workshops of members of the union of artists and the media.

Awards, titles, museum collections of paintings by contemporary artists

Often, artists and sculptors of Ukraine are not only members of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, they also have a number of awards, prizes and important achievements. In the KyivGallery online gallery, we carefully select the best contemporary Ukrainian authors to fully represent the different trends of painting, styles, and techniques. With us you can plunge into the world of beauty and enjoy the artworks of Ukrainian talents of the 21st century.

The state award "People's Artist of Ukraine" is awarded to the master of art or monumental art for work that has received large-scale public and international recognition. The title is conferred by the president of Ukraine. The award can be received by a painter, sculptor or figure in the decorative and applied industries. During the award ceremony, the badge is made of gilded silver. Among the People's Artists of Ukraine on the KyivGallery website, it is worth highlighting Demtsiu Mykhailo.

The title “Honored Artist of Ukraine” is slightly lower in degree of honor; it is also given to representatives of art whose works of art receive domestic and foreign recognition. The sign is made of silver. Honored Artists of Ukraine represented in KyivGallery: Brazhnik Elena, Brenzovich Vasily, Kondratyuk Elena, Korzh-Radko Lyudmila, Movchan Vitaliy, Tokaruk Igor.

The status of “honored” and “national” also provides for the existence of certain material benefits and career growth for the artist or sculptor.

Another important award that a modern Ukrainian artist can receive is the honorary title “Honored Art Worker of Ukraine”, formerly “Honored Art Worker of the Ukrainian SSR”. The artists of our KyivGallery who were awarded this award: Mykhailo Demtsiu in 2003, Zhulinsky Nikolai, Boris Litovchenko.

It is worth mentioning the award "Honored Master of Folk Art of Ukraine" which is often awarded to sculptors and artists of Ukraine, as well as figures of folk art.

In recent years, modern Ukrainian artists have asked the country's authorities to cancel these titles, since the tradition of their extradition has been preserved in the country since the times of the USSR. Many European countries have long abandoned the practice of conferring titles, since the stipulated benefits impede the development of culture and art education. Holders of these ranks can, without appropriate academic knowledge and the defense of dissertations, receive the position of assistant professor or professor at a university.

In addition, the status and, accordingly, the prices of paintings and sculptures of authors in Ukraine are influenced by the presence of important personal, group exhibitions, international exhibitions. An important marker of the success of any artist is the presence of his paintings in the collections of Ukrainian and foreign museums, as museums set high standards for their collections, with careful selection by a group of professional curators and art historians.

How is the price of paintings and sculptures formed

Of course, the prices of paintings and sculptures by world famous Ukrainian artists and sculptors are quite high. The price tag is affected by such components:

  1. The quality of the sculpture or canvas. This factor includes the master’s main tools, as well as composition and shade parameters.
  2. The artistic value of the work, the cost of materials. This includes the "age" of the painting or sculpture, its participation in exhibitions, biennials in Ukraine and abroad.
  3. The author’s name, his popularity, membership in the National Artists Union, titles “Honored Artist of Ukraine”, “People's Artist of Ukraine”, “Honored Artist of Ukraine”.
  4. The technique of painting and creating sculptures, their genre, style, problems of work.
  5. The price of paintings and sculptures is influenced by the presence in the collections of the National Museums of Ukraine, confirmed prices at auctions of famous international auctions Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips or in Ukrainian auction houses: Golden Section, Dukat.

Cost consists of such a large number of factors that it is impossible to deduce the exact pricing formula. Much depends not only on the talent of the creator, but also on his activity, “promotion” of his name.

Often the price tag increases by 15-20% after the next personal exhibition or entering into the exhibition catalog. Artists whose works are represented in our gallery constantly participate in numerous exhibitions, biennials – international creative festivals and competitions. Their sculptures and canvases are regularly auctioned. The selection of artworks in the KyivGallery gallery collection is carried out by professional art critics.