Kostiv Orest, 47 years old

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About myself and my artworks

Orest Kostiv works in the style of figurative symbolism, lyrical surrealism.

The artist's painting is characterized by dynamic and graphically-detailed principles of form-making, a combination of concreteness and abstraction.

1991 - International exhibition, Kyiv

1992, 2005 - Personal exhibition, Lviv

1993, 2002, 2003, 2004 - Personal exhibition, Kyiv

1995, 2005, 2006, 2013 - Personal exhibition, Ivano-Frankivsk

1997 - Personal exhibition, Vienna, Austria

1998 - International exhibition, Ivano-Frankivsk

1998 - International exhibition, Cairo, Egypt

Oleh Hibelynda, art critic
25/07/2018

You can feel paintings of Orest Kostiv genuine - and for us just a half-forgotten - plaisir des detailles, each significant in its own way, although not necessarily suitable for immediate reading. This is not a spectator's problem, but even less is the artist's shortage. The unknowability of existence is an axiom for philosophy ... for some reason in painting it has to be defended every time.

Orest Kostiv slips the curve of three times, like a Mobius tape. Elusive, like an avenger, and mysterious, like a sealed feast. A tangle of ambivalent passions, but a ball of exceptional integrity: you will not pull out any thread from this tangle.

"Illusion" - the most iconic of the paintings of the artist. Full of mysterious greatness and incredible dignity.

And do not fade away, passing through time, the patterns of "Hellas" and "Metamorphosis" ... - and, incidentally, proarticulated by the famous poet Ovid.

Dmytro Horbachov, contemporary art theorist, art critic, professor
25/07/2018

The twentieth century, and possibly the twenty-first, will be called, I think, the time of Surrealism, because there is an epoch of Renaissance or Baroque. Chaos, destruction, sadism, the original savagery actively reproduce and render harmless the masters of our time.

Orest Kostiv, a talented and inspired follower of Dali and Magrit, not just echoes the classics of surrealism, but brings into this world, or rather into another dimension, "an additional element, as Malevich would say," - picturesqueness, soft, vibrant, delicate. Lyrical surrealism - this is how I see the creative direction of Orest Kostiv in the future.

Paintings of the artist
Painting «Ballad», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Ballad

oil / canvas

100 x 70 cm / 39.37 x 27.56 in

€ 1593
Painting «Shaky pedestals», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Shaky pedestals

oil / canvas

100 x 168 cm / 39.37 x 66.14 in

€ 2257
Painting «Sleep. Dedicated to Sigmund Freud», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Sleep. Dedicated to Sigmund Freud

oil / canvas

100 x 70 cm / 39.37 x 27.56 in

€ 1593
Painting «Allegory 89», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Allegory 89

oil / canvas

83 x 83 cm / 32.68 x 32.68 in

€ 1328
Painting «Element», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Element

oil / canvas

100 x 120 cm / 39.37 x 47.24 in

€ 2257
Painting «Rivals», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Rivals

oil / canvas

100 x 84 cm / 39.37 x 33.07 in

€ 1328
Painting «Thonet inspiration», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Thonet inspiration

oil / canvas

100 x 75 cm / 39.37 x 29.53 in

€ 2257
Painting «Africa», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Africa

oil / canvas

100 x 75 cm / 39.37 x 29.53 in

€ 1328
Painting «Iceland», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Iceland

oil / canvas

100 x 75 cm / 39.37 x 29.53 in

€ 1593
Painting «Mercury sign», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Mercury sign

oil / canvas

100 x 75 cm / 39.37 x 29.53 in

€ 2257
Painting «Masquerade», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Masquerade

oil / canvas

100 x 75 cm / 39.37 x 29.53 in

€ 1328
Painting «Helada», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Helada

oil / canvas

100 x 84 cm / 39.37 x 33.07 in

€ 2257
Painting «Illusion», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

Illusion

oil / canvas

100 x 81 cm / 39.37 x 31.89 in

€ 1593
Painting «The Myth», oil, canvas. Painter Kostiv Orest. Buy painting
Orest Kostiv

The Myth

oil / canvas

100 x 75 cm / 39.37 x 29.53 in

€ 2257