Tokaruk Ihor, 64 years old

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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.

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

KyivGallery Art Critic
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.

Paintings of the artist
Painting «Bridge», oil, canvas. Painter Tokaruk Ihor. Buy painting
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Bridge

oil / canvas

55 x 75 cm / 21.65 x 29.53 in

€ 1586
1719
Painting «Missionary», oil, canvas. Painter Tokaruk Ihor. Buy painting
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Missionary

oil / canvas

55 x 75 cm / 21.65 x 29.53 in

€ 1758
1917
Painting «Gates», oil, canvas. Painter Tokaruk Ihor. Buy painting
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Gates

oil / canvas

55 x 75 cm / 21.65 x 29.53 in

€ 1388
1586
Painting «Temptation», oil, canvas. Painter Tokaruk Ihor. Buy painting
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Temptation

oil / canvas

80 x 100 cm / 31.50 x 39.37 in

€ 1785
1983
Painting «Illusion», oil, fibreboard. Painter Tokaruk Ihor. Buy painting
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Illusion

oil / fibreboard

80 x 163 cm / 31.50 x 64.17 in

€ 2380
2578
Painting «Mirror», oil, canvas. Painter Tokaruk Ihor. Buy painting
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Mirror

oil / canvas

115 x 100 cm / 45.28 x 39.37 in

€ 2406
2631
Painting «Illusion», oil, canvas. Painter Tokaruk Ihor. Buy painting
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Illusion

oil / canvas

80 x 100 cm / 31.50 x 39.37 in

€ 1851
1983
Painting «Phantom», oil, canvas. Painter Tokaruk Ihor. Buy painting
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Phantom

oil / canvas

125 x 100 cm / 49.21 x 39.37 in

€ 2512
2644