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Olha Kvasha
Year of birth 1976
Place of birth Lutsk
Place of living and work Lviv
About myself and my artworks

I like to spy on the world.

I understand that I am the same element of it as the first cold mornings, a forgotten pumpkin in the field or the hot smell of cumin on the Dnieper Islands.

I know my ingredients: all the people, animals, trees that I love; sounds, smells, feelings; all the days in which I live, lived and remember.

I'm glad that I can create, react to the words I hear, see the combination of colored spots, experience the events to which I found a response. The main thing is not to break any thread that connects you to the parts of yourself, then you will never lose any magical country of childhood, no ancestors, or the real thing that makes you special. Then you will never be alone.

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BIOGRAPHY
Education

1999 - Lviv Academy of Arts

EXHIBITIONS

1995 - "Young Volyn", Lutsk Art Gallery

1997 - "Exhibition of five authors", Lviv Palace of Arts

1998 - Personal exhibition, art club "Doll", CMC "Dziga"

1998 - "Blue Bird", gallery "Yarovit", Lviv

1998 - "Painting and Rock and Roll", Lviv Palace of Arts

1998 - "Exhibition of young artists", Union of Artists, Ternopil

1999 - "Elements", St. Vladimir's Foundation, Krakow, Poland

2000 - Exhibition of paintings, Kovel Ukraine

2000 - "One Day", Lviv Palace of Arts

2001 - "Exhibition 13", Lviv Palace of Arts

2001 - International Plein Air of Painting, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

2001 - International Youth Open Air, Przemyśl, Poland

2002 - "Art of the Young", Lviv Palace of Arts

2002 - "Autumn Salon", Lviv Palace of Arts

2003 - Personal exhibition, Kazimierz Castle, Przemyśl, Poland

2004 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Extreme House", Lutsk

2004 - "Exhibition 13", Lviv Palace of Arts

2005 - International Plein Air of Painting, Solina, Poland

2006 - "Autumn Salon", Lviv Palace of Arts

2006 - Personal exhibition, Gryphon Gallery, Kyiv

2007 - "25 in a square", gallery "Green sofa", Lviv

2007 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Green sofa", Lviv

2008 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Green sofa", Lviv

2009 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Green sofa", Lviv

2010 - Exhibition "Theme of the work", gallery "Green sofa", Lviv

2010 - Personal exhibition, art-coffee shop "Salieri", Odessa

2010 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Square", Lutsk

2010 - Exhibition "№1", gallery "Coralli", Lviv

2010 - "Christmas Exhibition", gallery "Green Sofa", Lviv

2011 - Personal exhibition, "KavaArt", Lviv

2011 - Personal exhibition, Museum of Books and Printing of Ukraine, Kyiv

2011 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Green sofa", Lviv

2012 - Personal exhibition, "KavaArt", Lviv

2013 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Green sofa", Lviv

2014 - Personal exhibition, Lutsk Art Gallery ;, Lutsk

2015 - Personal exhibition, Museum of Books and Printing of Ukraine, Kyiv

2015 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Green Sofa", Lviv

2018 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Green sofa", Lviv

2019 - Personal exhibition, Lviv Gallery, Lviv

2019 - Personal exhibition, gallery "Cafe Jazz", Lviv

Collections

Works in private collections of Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Great Britain, Germany, France, the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil.

REVIEWS (1) Write a customer review
Bohdan Shumylovych, art historian Art critic's review 18/08/2020

<p>Contemplating the paintings of Olga Kvasha, I remember Rene Magritte, Diego Rivera, Boychuk and ... Maria Pryimachenko. Strange mixture, I agree. But there is a pattern in this list. Olga often builds compositions on the principle of folk painting, and the comparison of themes or images is so unexpected that there are thoughts of other-realism, what the French called &quot;sur&quot;. Maybe it&#39;s because Olga is not cunning: all she paints is life, which the artist wants to turn into a fairy-tale-mutaphor-art. Kvashi&#39;s artistic thinking is Socrates&#39; simple: it is like an ordinary plot-field of winter, but as you begin to &quot;look&quot;, you &quot;see&quot; much more. Reality works in the same way: it is never possible to reflect it, you can only feel and convey your feelings with words, colors, and maybe even with a whistle. It seems to me that Olga is well able to convey their feelings of reality in the form that we tentatively call painting. And it seems that it is not difficult to understand.</p>

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Bohdan Shumylovych, art historian Art critic's review 18/08/2020

<p>Contemplating the paintings of Olga Kvasha, I remember Rene Magritte, Diego Rivera, Boychuk and ... Maria Pryimachenko. Strange mixture, I agree. But there is a pattern in this list. Olga often builds compositions on the principle of folk painting, and the comparison of themes or images is so unexpected that there are thoughts of other-realism, what the French called &quot;sur&quot;. Maybe it&#39;s because Olga is not cunning: all she paints is life, which the artist wants to turn into a fairy-tale-mutaphor-art. Kvashi&#39;s artistic thinking is Socrates&#39; simple: it is like an ordinary plot-field of winter, but as you begin to &quot;look&quot;, you &quot;see&quot; much more. Reality works in the same way: it is never possible to reflect it, you can only feel and convey your feelings with words, colors, and maybe even with a whistle. It seems to me that Olga is well able to convey their feelings of reality in the form that we tentatively call painting. And it seems that it is not difficult to understand.</p>

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