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Vaisberg Matvii TOP
Year of birth:1958 y.
Place of birth: Kyiv
Place of living and work: Kyiv
About myself and my artworks:

Matvii Vaisberg is an absolutely museum artist. In autumn 2020, he exhibited at the Khanenko Museum – he felt at home there, next to Velasquez and Zurbaran. Is it good or bad? Basquiat, for example, is an absolutely street artist. Vaisberg, on the contrary, a museum one.

In today’s apocalyptic times, when we see everything collapsing, Vaisberg is becoming the most on-trend artist – it’s important to preserve what European culture consists of. Even his tiniest sketches are seen as fragments of the large European tradition – from Cimabue and Giotto to Pollock and Kiefer. It’s not by chance that he’s so fond of “dialogues” with the great – for him, they are artist brothers, to whom he talks the language of painting.

When it comes to painting, the surest indicator is a brushstroke. It’s a kind of a cardiogram. Vaisberg’s brushstroke is like Tarkovsky’s stalker: throws a nut into space and stares there, groping after the only right path. Take a closer look at Vaisberg – it looks like this stalker will yank us out of the desert.

Besides, Vaisberg is one of the few Ukrainian artists whose paintings are sold at the famous London auctions.

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Biography
Education

State Art High School by the name of TG Shevchenko

Kiev Polygraphic Institute, Department of Book Graphics

Membership of NUAU and other organizations

Creative association "BG-Art"

Exhibitions

Personal exhibitions

2019 - The Human Factor. National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev

2016 - "Studios and Allusions". Gallery "Dukat", Kiev

2015 - The Wall. 28.01 - 8.03.2014 ". Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw

2015 - Bestiary. Gallery "Mystetska Zbirka", Kiev

2015 - "Pur Vital". Museum of the History of Kiev, Kiev

2014 - The Wall. 28.01 - 8.03.2014 ". Museum "Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine", Kiev), European House, London

2013 - Painting. Sins and virtues. " Gallery "HudPromo", Odessa

2012 - Weak Anthropic Principle. Within the framework of the ART Kyiv Contemporary project, "Mystetskyi Arsenal"

2012 - The Wall. Scenes from TANAKH ". National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev

2007 - “Scenes from TANAKH”. Gallery "Ra", Kiev

2006 - "Testaments of the Masters" (together with Shereshevsky). Gallery "Atelier Karas", Kiev

2005 - The Sixth Day. Gallery "Triptych", Kiev

2004 - Weak Anthropic Principle. Gallery "Atelier Karas", Kiev

2003 - Painting. Gallery "Atelier Karas", Kiev

2003 - Painting. Loradartgallery, Chicago

2002 - "Judean Desert". Gallery "Atelier Karas", Kiev

2002 - "Retrospective". Art Gallery of the National University "Kiev-Mohyla Academy", Kiev

1997 - "Wine of the comet". National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev

1995 - "Time of the World". Kiev Museum of Russian Art, Kiev

1993 - Nision. House of Artists, Kiev

1990 - Personal exhibition, Podil History Museum, Kiev

Group exhibitions

2006 - "Pur Vital". Gallery "Ra", Kiev

2005 - "Testaments of the Masters". "Triptych", Kiev

2004 - "B W". Gallery "Ra", Kiev

2003 - “The Desert. Roads ". Gallery "Ra", Kiev

2002 - Days of Ukrainian Culture in Switzerland, Bern

2001 - "XX artists of Ukraine, end of the century)". National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev

2000 - "Art from Ukraine". Gallery "Doctorhaus", Oberdessbach, Switzerland

1998 - Painting Exhibition. Municipal Gallery "Lavra", Kiev

1997 - Painting Exhibition. Hans Seidel Foundation, Kiev

1994 - "The Graphic World". Museum of Russian Art, Kiev

1994 - Neu Kreis, Klaus Weidlich Kunstvermittlung. EMRE, Munich

1993 - "Anabasis". Museum of Russian Art, Kiev

1993 - International Charity Art Auction. Museum of Ukrainian Fine Arts, Kiev

1993 - "Rosh Hashanah: From the collection of Igor Dychenko." Museum of the History of Kiev, Kiev

1992 - From the collection of Y. Livshits. Museum of the History of Kiev, Kiev

1992 - "Vita Nova: From the collection of I. Dychenko". State Museum of Books and Printing, Kiev

1991 - "Exhibition of four". Gallery "M", Budapest

1991 - Exhibition for the days of Kiev culture in Budapest, Budapest

1991 - Exhibition in memory of the victims of Babi Yar. House of Artists, Kiev

1990 - "Urbs et Orbs". Museum of Judaica, Prague, Czech Republic

1990 - "Deuteronomy". Marswinsholm Gallery, Treleborg, Sweden

1990 - Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Ukraine. Roxolan Gallery, Chicago

1990 - Exhibition in memory of the victims of Babi Yar. House of Artists, Kiev

1989 - “Reverse Perspective. The first version ”, from the collection of I. Dychenko. Gallery "Mars", Moscow