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Ilchenko Volodymyr
Year of birth 1985
Place of birth Sumy
Place of living and work Sumy
About myself and my artworks

The desire for decorativeness is the desire to decorate the objects of work and life, housing, and the environment. This striving is to harmonize the relationship of man with the world, primarily through a common rhythmic basis and a system of supporting meanings. Important meanings. It is not for nothing that they are also called iconic. In decorative art, they have the image of generally understandable stylizations and symbols. As milestones of life, they form a special rhythm - the rhythm of the human dimension and weave it into the spatio-temporal rhythm of the image and its contemplation.

Each artist sees him in his own way - in accordance with his attitude, understanding of harmony, creative style. The paintings of Vladimir Ilchenko paradoxically combine commonality and individuality: the generalization of the symbol and the individuality of the personal understanding of the generalization.

Recently, Vladimir became interested in displaying natural rhythms. The artist seeks to clear the rhythm from the subject matter as much as possible: to highlight, so to speak, a smile from the Cheshire cat. Abstract painting fix idea. Since, in this case, the generally understood pictorial language inevitably gives way to artistic "jargon", and "extracting a smile" turns into a narrowing of the artist's life basis to a narrow circle of "initiates".

However, haven't the alchemists made useful discoveries while searching for the Philosopher's Stone? It seems that Vladimir will be lucky too. And the sincerity inherent in the artist and the desire to give people joy will help him in this.

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Sumy State Pedagogical University named after AS Makarenko, Faculty of Arts


2010 - 14th International Land Art Symposium "Border Space" project "Crossroads", Sumy

2010 - collective exhibition "Sandbox", Kharkiv

2011 - Rudoman project, Sumy, Street Art Festival, Kharkiv, Street Art Reservation, Sumy

2011 - personal exhibition of SMUG

2011 - personal exhibition "21 galleries", "Golden people or genetic code", Sumy

2012 - "Double bottom", a personal project in the gallery "Tea Factory", Odessa

2013 - International Plein Air "Vine", Bulgaria, Review

2014 - personal exhibition at the VONSHU Art Gallery, Lutsk

2014 - All-Ukrainian plein air "Love from the Carpathians for peace in Ukraine"

2015 - collective exhibition "Paradise Garden", "Nasha" Gallery, Sumy

2015 - the first competition in the field of contemporary art. David Burliuk, Sumy

2016 - participant of the competition "Pink Bulldozer", Odessa

2019 - personal exhibition "Presence", Lebedyn Art Museum