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Samoilyk Olena
Year of birth 1964
Place of birth Minsk, Belarus
Place of living and work Kyiv
About myself and my artworks

Olena Samoilyk's paintings are a realistic mystery with star lions and proud ibex on the background of paradise gardens with heavenly flowers.

The artist's expressive technique immerses in the world of marvelous cinema, where constellations, fields, meadows, seas and rivers flash with fiery sunsets and sound of waves. Light and lively world, turning intо unreal, full of daring strokes and bright clean colors. Any story written by the author goes beyond the everyday life.

The artist has a wonderful vision of nature, generous and rich. And we follow her, as enchanted, unable to tear our eyes from the abundance of life in the blossoming beautiful world around us, we are carried away in its animated and sparkling landscapes and mystical subjects.

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ARTIST'S PAINTINGS (174)
BIOGRAPHY
Education

1981-1989 - National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, V. Chekanyuk workshop

Membership of NUAU and other organizations

1994 - National Union of Artists of Ukraine

EXHIBITIONS

1988-1990 - Exhibition of Contemporary Russian and Ukrainian Art, Fischeremans Harbor Gallery, Japan

1993 - Cultural Center of the Ukrainian Association for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments, Kyiv

1993 - Ukrainian Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv

1993-1994 - Central Scientific Library of the Academy of Sciences, Kyiv

1994 - Masters of Art Festival, initiated by Harry Owens, Kyiv

1994 - Frankfurt Art Festival, director Harry Owens, Germany

1997 - Exhibition "Vitamin", Department of the Embassy of Culture of Germany, Kyiv

1997 - Art Gallery of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv

1998 - National Museum of Ukrainian History, Kyiv

1998 - Cultural Center of the Ukrainian Association for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments, Kyiv

2000 - "Olympus" Gallery, Kyiv

2001 - "Olympus" Gallery, Kyiv

2001 - President-Hotel "Kyivskyi", edition of the publishing house "President", Kyiv

2001 - Moscow International Art Salon, Central House of Artist

2002 - Exhibition in the gallery "City N", Kyiv

2002 - Art-Manege, Moscow

2004 - Exhibition at Menier Gallery, London

2004 - Exhibition "Galery, 27, Cork Street", London

2005 - Exhibition "Manchester Art-show", England

2008 - Exhibition in the Art Gallery "Golden Gate", Kyiv

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KyivGallery Art Critic Art critic's review 19/09/2018

The whole universe is contained in the works of Olena Samoilyk: fabulously beautiful nature, mountains and seas, sunrises and sunsets, blooming gardens and space expanses. And in this paradise on earth characters of different myths and legends live and tell their stories. Some are so similar to people of divine beauty, others are not easy to see, their images are merged with others. A whole series of zodiac signs, like visions in the night sky, woven from galaxies and nebulae, arise and dissolve in it. The artist has a sensitive and romantic perception, she is able to see the souls of objects and animate that which at first glance is static.

The landscapes of Olena Samoilyk are panoramic, permeated with light and air, the master is incredibly sensitive to the elements. The water is clear and transparent, the whole world is reflected in every drop, the purple clouds in the sky play whole mysteries, even simple vegetables in the paintings of the artist look like real treasures. Painter creates a variety of strokes - they are swift and ornate, then intermittent, resembling a spray. Colors are bright and fresh, she's like taking paints from nature itself and putting them on the canvas.

The artist's paintings are full of magic, she tells us a wonderful story about the world of people and gods coexisting on earth. It seems to say that everything around us is not so simple as it seems, this universe is only open to those who are sensitive and attentive. In the fairy-tale world of Olena Samoilyk everything is alive and full of the wisdom of the origins, she dedicates us to its most intimate secrets.

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KyivGallery Art Critic Art critic's review 19/09/2018

The whole universe is contained in the works of Olena Samoilyk: fabulously beautiful nature, mountains and seas, sunrises and sunsets, blooming gardens and space expanses. And in this paradise on earth characters of different myths and legends live and tell their stories. Some are so similar to people of divine beauty, others are not easy to see, their images are merged with others. A whole series of zodiac signs, like visions in the night sky, woven from galaxies and nebulae, arise and dissolve in it. The artist has a sensitive and romantic perception, she is able to see the souls of objects and animate that which at first glance is static.

The landscapes of Olena Samoilyk are panoramic, permeated with light and air, the master is incredibly sensitive to the elements. The water is clear and transparent, the whole world is reflected in every drop, the purple clouds in the sky play whole mysteries, even simple vegetables in the paintings of the artist look like real treasures. Painter creates a variety of strokes - they are swift and ornate, then intermittent, resembling a spray. Colors are bright and fresh, she's like taking paints from nature itself and putting them on the canvas.

The artist's paintings are full of magic, she tells us a wonderful story about the world of people and gods coexisting on earth. It seems to say that everything around us is not so simple as it seems, this universe is only open to those who are sensitive and attentive. In the fairy-tale world of Olena Samoilyk everything is alive and full of the wisdom of the origins, she dedicates us to its most intimate secrets.

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