Most sculptors have their favorite material and for Mykhailo Kostiv such material is wood. In his youth he mastered the craft of the engraver, and his sculptures suggest the perfect skill and high culture of wood processing.
Art critic Dmytro Horbachov said that in his work Mykhailo Kostiv drawn to modernism of the early twentieth century, and on the stylistic features of his plastic language can be called an inspired follower of Oleksandr Arkhypenko.
Participant in art exhibitions from the 1990s
2003-2004 - personal exhibition, Kyiv
2005 - personal exhibition, Lviv
2005-2006 - personal exhibition, Ivano-Frankivsk
2009 - personal exhibition, Ternopil
The works of Mykhailo Kostiv are in private collections in Ukraine, Austria, Poland, Germany, Great Britain, the USA and Canada.
30 x 121 x 36 cm /11.81 x 47.64 x 14.17 in
34 x 120 x 38 cm /13.39 x 47.24 x 14.96 in
21 x 120 x 21 cm /8.27 x 47.24 x 8.27 in
30 x 120 x 31 cm /11.81 x 47.24 x 12.20 in
30 x 120 x 30 cm /11.81 x 47.24 x 11.81 in