Hrek Ihor, 49 years old

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About myself and my artworks

Ihor Hrek works in a refined salon manner, borrowed from the Dutch and English pictorial school of the 17th century. Still lifes of the artist are multidimensional with details, but at the same time they have a special lightness, some weightlessness.

2012, 2014 - Exhibitions dedicated to the Day of Poland in Ukraine, Poltava

KyivGallery Art Critic
11/09/2018

To a number of merits of Ihor Hrek painting it is necessary first of all to attribute strictly outlined frameworks of Dutch still-life genre. The purpose of these paintings is quite definitely - to serve as a traditional home decoration, beautifully to show the beautiful. Stylistics of this genre is distinguished by the detailing and thoroughness, the external static character of the composition and internal dynamics, the virtuosic technique of painting, and high knowledge of the craft. The richness of tonal shades, multilayered glazes create a special light fabric that unites the subject world of the picture into an integrated environment.

In Ihor Hrek's paintings the solution of the composition is absolutely traditional - a beautiful vase on a patterned, decorated tablecloth, a lush bouquet of delicate roses. In generous negligence, easily decomposed fruits, berries, objects. The artist knows how to make real fresh, juicy, fragrant flowers and fruits, he literally draws the viewer into admiring the gentle beauty of objects.

"Dutch" still-lifes of Ihor Hrek represent a rare, unexpected and very professional phenomenon in the general mosaic of modern Ukrainian art.

KyivGallery Art Critic
12/07/2018

It is the light that takes the leading role in the painting of Ihor Hrek, and adds special charm and lightness to his paintings. The artist details the depicted, up to the smallest details of draperies and carved elements of the table, paying close attention to each particle, and only using light, as if drawing with it, reveals the main accents in his still lifes.

Roses and peonies in bouquets bathe in the sunlight, and themselves are woven from the light. This effect is achieved with the help of painting with glazes, depositions of transparent colorful layers, creating a multilayered painting.

Pure colors and light tones of fruits and flowers on a deep dark background contribute to the expressiveness of the still life, its volume and airiness. The light source behind the scenes highlights individual petals or berries, gradually and gently reveals all other components that are in the shade. And the dark depth of the background does not seem so gloomy, but filled with a transparent play of light.

Paintings of the artist
Painting «Fugu fish», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Buy painting
Ihor Hrek

Fugu fish

oil / canvas

25 x 32 cm / 9.84 x 12.60 in

€ 53
Painting «Luxury roses», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Buy painting
Ihor Hrek

Luxury roses

oil / canvas

80 x 60 cm / 31.50 x 23.62 in

€ 746
Painting «Still-life with roses», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Buy painting
Ihor Hrek

Still-life with roses

oil / canvas

80 x 55 cm / 31.50 x 21.65 in

€ 703
Painting «Still life with grapes», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Buy painting
Ihor Hrek

Still life with grapes

oil / canvas

50 x 40 cm / 19.69 x 15.75 in

€ 235
Painting «Fruit and roses», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Buy painting
Ihor Hrek

Fruit and roses

oil / canvas

70 x 90 cm / 27.56 x 35.43 in

€ 748
Painting «Still life with a dog», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Buy painting
Ihor Hrek

Still life with a dog

oil / canvas

70 x 90 cm / 27.56 x 35.43 in

€ 705
Painting «Still Life with Apples», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Buy painting
Ihor Hrek

Still Life with Apples

oil / canvas

45 x 50 cm / 17.72 x 19.69 in

€ 368
Painting «Malbork Castle», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Buy painting
Ihor Hrek

Malbork Castle

oil / canvas

50 x 60 cm / 19.69 x 23.62 in

€ 138
Painting «Peonies and fruits», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Peonies and fruits

oil / canvas

50 x 45 cm / 19.69 x 17.72 in

Painting «Still life. Roses», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Still life. Roses

oil / canvas

50 x 45 cm / 19.69 x 17.72 in

Painting «Roses and fruits», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Roses and fruits

oil / canvas

45 x 40 cm / 17.72 x 15.75 in

Painting «Autumn Still Life», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Autumn Still Life

oil / canvas

80 x 70 cm / 31.50 x 27.56 in

Painting «Floral Still Life», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Floral Still Life

oil / canvas

90 x 70 cm / 35.43 x 27.56 in

Painting «Peonies», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Peonies

oil / canvas

35 x 30 cm / 13.78 x 11.81 in

Painting «Still life with lobster», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Still life with lobster

oil / canvas

50 x 40 cm / 19.69 x 15.75 in

Painting «Still life with oysters», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Still life with oysters

oil / canvas

60 x 50 cm / 23.62 x 19.69 in

Painting «Still life», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Still life

oil / canvas

50 x 40 cm / 19.69 x 15.75 in

Painting «Roses and grapes», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Roses and grapes

oil / canvas

50 x 40 cm / 19.69 x 15.75 in

Painting «Peonies and grenades», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Peonies and grenades

oil / canvas

60 x 50 cm / 23.62 x 19.69 in

Painting «Still life with pomegranate», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Still life with pomegranate

oil / canvas

30 x 40 cm / 11.81 x 15.75 in

Painting «Peonies with grapes», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Peonies with grapes

oil / canvas

60 x 50 cm / 23.62 x 19.69 in

Painting «White peonies», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

White peonies

oil / canvas

50 x 45 cm / 19.69 x 17.72 in

Painting «Red Peonies», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Red Peonies

oil / canvas

60 x 50 cm / 23.62 x 19.69 in

Painting «Yellow flowers», oil, canvas. Painter Hrek Ihor. Sold
Ihor Hrek

Yellow flowers

oil / canvas

50 x 55 cm / 19.69 x 21.65 in