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Tokaruk Ihor
Year of birth 1954
Place of birth Ivano-Frankivsk
Place of living and work Ivano-Frankivsk
About myself and my artworks

The realism and symbolism of the artist is distinguished by its decorativism and sound construction. Works of easel painting are made in traditional art technologies. Painting is characterized by scrupulous elaboration of details. Some of Ihor Tokaruk's paintings are fantastic and unreal chamber, but full of monumental landscapes.

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ARTIST'S PAINTINGS (24)
BIOGRAPHY
Education

1971 - Ivano-Frankivsk Art School

1985 - Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

Membership of NUAU and other organizations

1990 - National Union of Artists of Ukraine

2005 - Laureate of Yaroslav Lukavetskyi Prize in the field of fine arts

2009 - Honored Artist of Ukraine

2003-2013 - Chairman of the Board of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Organization of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine

EXHIBITIONS

1981 - personal exhibition, Ivano-Frankivsk Museum of Local Lore

1989 - the first international biennial "Impreza-89", Ivano-Frankivsk

1989 - international exhibition, Palermo, Canada

1992-1994 - personal exhibitions, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1995 - international exhibition "Dachau-1995", Germany

1997 - international biennial "Impreza", Ivano-Frankivsk

1997-1999 - group exhibitions "The Way in Time"

2003 - international exhibition, Wielkopolska Island, Poland

2004 - personal exhibition, Ivano-Frankivsk

2006 - solo exhibitions, Opole, Lublin, Poland

2009 - personal exhibition, Ivano-Frankivsk

2011 - exhibition of the Western region, Ternopil

REVIEWS (1) Write a customer review
KyivGallery Art Critic Art critic's review 04/09/2018

Surrealism of Ihor Tokaruk has its own well-timed graphics, its rhythm, a harmonious logical visual series. All paintings of the artist are filled with philosophical overtones, they force the viewer to actively join the process of contemplation and analysis, bewitching and taking him deeper.

And there is an explanation for this - smooth lines, repetitive rhythm, a special aesthetic laconicism, where each element is thoughtful, in its place and self-sufficient in its completeness. It is possible to consider small details for a long time, tracing the logical chain of their development in the context of the picture. The color scheme in each work is rather conditional, - these are two or three colors with their many gradations and shades. The artist focuses on the texture of objects, on their visual materiality.

Balance on the verge of conventionality and the real world can be traced in all the paintings of Ihor Tokaruk: "Bridge" without continuation, connecting the two peaks; conditional "Gate" leading to the world of a mirage among the desert; "Mirror" connecting the two realities and other images. The author introduces us to the parallel mysterious world, where there is no logic and rationalism, but there is a depth of peace and a radiance of color.

Also Ihor Tokaruk works a lot on portraits of both contemporaries and historical figures. Its main theme - Hutsul holidays, the celebration of the specifics of the Hutsul world.

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KyivGallery Art Critic Art critic's review 04/09/2018

Surrealism of Ihor Tokaruk has its own well-timed graphics, its rhythm, a harmonious logical visual series. All paintings of the artist are filled with philosophical overtones, they force the viewer to actively join the process of contemplation and analysis, bewitching and taking him deeper.

And there is an explanation for this - smooth lines, repetitive rhythm, a special aesthetic laconicism, where each element is thoughtful, in its place and self-sufficient in its completeness. It is possible to consider small details for a long time, tracing the logical chain of their development in the context of the picture. The color scheme in each work is rather conditional, - these are two or three colors with their many gradations and shades. The artist focuses on the texture of objects, on their visual materiality.

Balance on the verge of conventionality and the real world can be traced in all the paintings of Ihor Tokaruk: "Bridge" without continuation, connecting the two peaks; conditional "Gate" leading to the world of a mirage among the desert; "Mirror" connecting the two realities and other images. The author introduces us to the parallel mysterious world, where there is no logic and rationalism, but there is a depth of peace and a radiance of color.

Also Ihor Tokaruk works a lot on portraits of both contemporaries and historical figures. Its main theme - Hutsul holidays, the celebration of the specifics of the Hutsul world.

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