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Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk

Night in the steppe, 1983. Painting by Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk

Night in the steppe, 1983. Painting by Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk

Contemporary Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk
Born May 12, 1936 in the Soviet Union, Marchuk is one of the most expensive artists of Ukraine. They say, he almost does not sell his works, and he has painted about four thousand of them.

“Plentanizm” – created by him direction in painting, when instead of the usual brush strokes, paint is applied by thin lines, threads, creating the effect of lace volume. Ivan Marchuk became People’s Artist of Ukraine in 1996, and in 1997 he became a winner of the national award of Taras Shevchenko. In 2006 the International Academy of Modern Art in Rome included Marchuk in “Golden guild” and he became an honorary member of the Scientific Council of the Academy in 2006.

Today, the “Golden Guild” includes 51 artists from all over the world. Noteworthy, in 2007 British newspaper «The Daily Telegraph» included Marchuk in the list of “A hundred geniuses of our time”. Ivan Marchuk currently lives and works in Kiev.

Autumn in the Botanic Garden 2004. Painting by Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk

Autumn in the Botanic Garden 2004

Ivan Marchuk about himself and about the work:

“Give me a thousand years – and I will paint the sky!”

“When I was a student could spend hours walking on this beautiful land in search of beauty. Now I can be anywhere – I find beauty in everything.”

“I continually see the beauty, and I want to display it”.

“Once in the Soviet times I said: I want to want to work, I want to want to! When I went to the West, in America, Australia, where this hypothesis was gone”

artist Ivan Marchuk

Crescent above the Dnepr. Acrylic on canvas. 2003

Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk

His work is divided into ten periods (“ten Marchuk”): “I do not know what will happen after the tenth period. And ten appeared suddenly, and ninth in the same way”.

“I tore a piece of paint from the palette and saw a miracle. And I began to think, how to implement it in the picture.”

“My biggest dream – not to see the unfortunate people”.

artist Ivan Marchuk

Awakening, 1992

artist Ivan Marchuk

Dream river, 2004

artist Ivan Marchuk

Dreamy steppe, 1984

artist Ivan Marchuk

Early frosts, 2005

artist Ivan Marchuk

First snow, 1984

artist Ivan Marchuk

From the series Road to house, landscape

artist Ivan Marchuk

From the series Road to house, landscape

artist Ivan Marchuk

Road to house, landscape

artist Ivan Marchuk

The series Road to house, landscape

artist Ivan Marchuk

Landscape from the series Road to house

artist Ivan Marchuk

Road to the house, landscape

artist Ivan Marchuk

Village From the series Road to the house

artist Ivan Marchuk

Have a look at your childhood, 2003

artist Ivan Marchuk

Night magic

artist Ivan Marchuk

Owl

artist Ivan Marchuk

Wildflowers

artist Ivan Marchuk

Vases

Twilight

Woman with a flower

artist Ivan Marchuk

Winter. Road to the house, landscape

artist Ivan Marchuk

Ruined

artist Ivan Marchuk

Silence. 2002

artist Ivan Marchuk

Spring wind is blowing, 2003

artist Ivan Marchuk

Still life. From the Golden Symphony, 1994

artist Ivan Marchuk

Sunset over the Dnepr

artist Ivan Marchuk

Tenderness, 1984. Tempera on cardboard

artist Ivan Marchuk

Warm spring sun, 2005

artist Ivan Marchuk

Road to the house series, Winter landscape

artist Ivan Marchuk

Winter road, 1987

artist Ivan Marchuk

Self-portrait

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