Ivaniv Viktor, 61 years old

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About myself and my artworks

In the complex and multicolored palette of contemporary Ukrainian art, Viktor Ivaniv's painting attracts attention with its peculiarity, high professional culture and, especially, spiritual perfection. Actually, the measure of individuality and uniqueness determines the self-value of a particular artist, allows him to take his place in a ultra-high substance called art. This substance is near the Absolute, so it opens the door only for those who follow the call of their own soul, do not look at the stereotypes, fashion, or conjuncture.

1988 - All-Union Art Exhibition of Theses, Moscow, painting "Shchedryi Vechir"

1990-2000 - Republican art exhibitions "Picturesque Ukraine"

1992 - Exhibition of a group of artists, Youth theater, Kyiv

1993 - Urban Autumn Art Exhibition

1994 - "Color and Space", Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

1994 - "4+2", Union of Artists, Uzhgorod

1995 - Mini exhibition, Kyiv

1996 - Republican Art Exhibition to the 10th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy

1998 - Exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts, Ukrainian National Museum of Art

1999 - "Game. Colors", Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

2000 - Spring exhibition "Picturesque Ukraine", National Union of Artists of Ukraine

2004 - Vechornytsi, Ukrainian folk furniture painted by contemporary artists, ART-BLUES Gallery

2005 - "Twelve Chairs", painted wood, painting, ART-BLUES Gallery

2009 - Exhibition dedicated to the day of the artist of Ukraine, National Union of Artists of Ukraine

Personal Exhibitions

2001 - A mobile charity exhibition in the city of Germany

2003 - The Artist Gallery, National Union of Artists of Ukraine

2004 - "A Look Through Yourself", Kyiv Children's Academy of Arts

2004 - "A Look Through Yourself-2", The Artist Gallery, National Union of Artists of Ukraine

2005 - "Between heaven and earth", The Artist Gallery, National Union of Artists of Ukraine

2007 - Painting, Art Gallery, National Union of Artists of Ukraine

2007 - Painting Exhibition, ART-BLUES Gallery and Antresol Cafe

KyivGallery Art Critic
18/07/2018

The paintings of the famous Ukrainian artist Viktor Ivaniv are distinguished by professional and spiritual maturity. He is a very diverse artist, with a wide creative range - from realism, to the avant-garde. Victor Ivaniv uses all the possibilities of artistic materials and graphic visual techniques, without stopping in his searches, and with each painting surprising more and more.

We see paintings written in relief expressive strokes, and they impress with their emotionality and sensuality, as well as geometric abstractions built on the interaction of lines and color planes, proportional relationships of the elements of the composition. And the fact that the artist's paintings are characterized by the actualization of color, compositional completeness and laconism, harmony of content and form, many art critics write. The artist strives for such a stylistic minimalization, "laconicity", when the main thing, the intimate, that he wanted to convey to the viewer crystallizes.

Victor Ivaniv especially displayed his philosophy and vision of the world in a unique and iconic series "Old Ukrainian village houses". From painting to painting - it is a recognizable corner of Ukrainian nature with a house, but with different sound, mood, coloristic decision. What unites them all is the stylistics that generalizes trees, stacks, clouds in some oval or rounded geometric forms, completely smooth, having a soft volume and casting clear long shadows on a smooth bare earth. The house and the whole world have the same rounded outlines. This idyll, multiplied by the calmness and light emanating from everywhere on the canvas. Pure bright colors, generalizing composite solutions also create this harmony, the orderliness of the world.

When you look at these and a number of other paintings, you understand why the artist tends to laconism, to abstract generalization. He paints with art language a certain formula of eternity, the greatness of the universe in all manifestations of life - from a bouquet of flowers on a table, to a lunar sonata - that spills over the sky and earth.

Oleh Smal, artist-cartoonist, journalist, architect, urbanist
18/07/2018

A surprisingly diverse artist - art historians on the example of his paintings could write half a dozen treatises on trends in art and their antagonism. But in Victor's paintings there is no conflict between qualitative realism and frank avant-garde.

Sometimes artists, in order to show off their skills before the "art band", rush from style to style. Here, they say, how clever we are: with my left hand - Dali, right - Kandinsky, with my foot - Raphael. Victor Ivaniv paintings are absolutely sincerely in any style, the conjuncture is not his specialization.

Idealistic landscapes with old Ukrainian village houses, a nonexistent world, but for some reason so close and native. Maybe he's somewhere there - in sweet children's dreams or on Mars? Maybe our immortal ancestors live there, glancing anxiously at the red sky - whether the industrial destroyers of their patriarchal-happy paradise are flying from the Earth.

Svitlana Nychkalo, art critic
18/07/2018

Viktor Ivaniv is in constant creative tension, searching for various formal means of expressing his ideas, or rather, such colors, shapes, lines, and texture that would accurately express the state of his soul at the time of creativity. It is interesting for him to constantly open a new in himself and in the possibilities of art.

As a student of the Academy of Arts, he showed a desire for creative independence, an informal attitude to the chosen art, an aspiration to comprehend the sacrament of painting. His graduation work, "Shchedry Vechir", which was remembered by many, demonstrated professional and spiritual maturity, impressed with the boldness of compositional and colorful solutions. This work set the vector of creative path for years to come.

The deep - not superficial - the patriotism, the attraction to its own national culture and, at the same time, the sharpened individualism of a truly modern artist led to the emergence of a series of paintings, united under the general name "Old Ukrainian village houses".

Viktor Ivaniv has no paintings painted without feelings. The emotional nature of the artist pulsates in the picturesque surfaces of his paintings, in harmonious and spiritualized images. They fill the living space with positive energy, which places his work in an obvious opposition to postmodernism. But Viktor Ivaniv does not compete with anyone and does not argue. He simply creates his "own" art, faithful to the voice of his own soul.

Paintings of the artist
Painting «At sea. A hot evening», acrylic, mixed media, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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At sea. A hot evening

acrylic / mixed media / canvas

70 x 90 cm / 27.56 x 35.43 in

€ 1388
Painting «Flowers in a blue vase», oil, wood. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Flowers in a blue vase

oil / wood

50 x 31 cm / 19.69 x 12.20 in

€ 344
Painting «Ukrainian village. Moonlight night», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Ukrainian village. Moonlight night

oil / canvas

43 x 56 cm / 16.93 x 22.05 in

€ 886
Painting «On the sea. The sun sets», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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On the sea. The sun sets

oil / canvas

40 x 50 cm / 15.75 x 19.69 in

€ 410
Painting «Hut. Middle of fall», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Hut. Middle of fall

oil / canvas

35 x 50 cm / 13.78 x 19.69 in

€ 727
Painting «An old pond. Beginning of autumn», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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An old pond. Beginning of autumn

oil / canvas

45 x 75 cm / 17.72 x 29.53 in

€ 886
Painting «Evening. The road is in the field», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Evening. The road is in the field

oil / canvas

50 x 80 cm / 19.69 x 31.50 in

€ 1058
Painting «At sea. Boats», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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At sea. Boats

oil / canvas

50 x 70 cm / 19.69 x 27.56 in

€ 992
Painting «Somewhere near the sea», acrylic, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Somewhere near the sea

acrylic / canvas

70 x 90 cm / 27.56 x 35.43 in

€ 1256
Painting «Morning on the Dnieper», oil, canvas on fibreboard. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Morning on the Dnieper

oil / canvas on fibreboard

37 x 68 cm / 14.57 x 26.77 in

€ 357
Painting «Landscape with a horse», oil, canvas on fibreboard. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Landscape with a horse

oil / canvas on fibreboard

30 x 40 cm / 11.81 x 15.75 in

€ 397
Painting «Philosophy of a small town», oil, fibreboard. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Philosophy of a small town

oil / fibreboard

35 x 56 cm / 13.78 x 22.05 in

€ 370
Painting «On the sea. Windy day», acrylic, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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On the sea. Windy day

acrylic / canvas

70 x 90 cm / 27.56 x 35.43 in

€ 1124
Painting «Walk to the sun - 2», acrylic, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Walk to the sun - 2

acrylic / canvas

134 x 95 cm / 52.76 x 37.40 in

€ 2446
Painting «Melody of the night. Full moon», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Melody of the night. Full moon

oil / canvas

60 x 60 cm / 23.62 x 23.62 in

€ 1190
Painting «Frankness», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Frankness

oil / canvas

132 x 62 cm / 51.97 x 24.41 in

€ 1805
Painting «White Interpretation 11», acrylic, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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White Interpretation 11

acrylic / canvas

40 x 40 cm / 15.75 x 15.75 in

€ 264
Painting «Village hous. The golden haze», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Village hous. The golden haze

oil / canvas

60 x 60 cm / 23.62 x 23.62 in

€ 1719
Painting «On the sea. Unusual angle 2», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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On the sea. Unusual angle 2

oil / canvas

42 x 70 cm / 16.54 x 27.56 in

€ 727
Painting «Full moon», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Full moon

oil / canvas

36 x 55 cm / 14.17 x 21.65 in

€ 397
Painting «Amazing flowers», oil, fibreboard. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Amazing flowers

oil / fibreboard

70 x 60 cm / 27.56 x 23.62 in

€ 423
Painting «Fall of man», acrylic, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Fall of man

acrylic / canvas

100 x 100 cm / 39.37 x 39.37 in

€ 1586
Painting «The sea. Sunny», oil, canvas. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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The sea. Sunny

oil / canvas

50 x 70 cm / 19.69 x 27.56 in

€ 1124
Painting «Moonlit», oil, mixed media, fibreboard. Painter Ivaniv Viktor. Buy painting
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Moonlit

oil / mixed media / fibreboard

40 x 50 cm / 15.75 x 19.69 in

€ 331