Grechanik Igor

Grechanik Igor

 

Birth Date:

1960

Education:

Republicain Art school, Kiev
National Art Academy. Kiev
Projects:

2010 - Night of a sculpture in Nice - GALERIE PRINCESSE DE KIEV – Nice, France
2010 – festival « the Stairs in the sky » - the Ukrainian house – Kiev, Ukraine
2010 – the project " D'amour et de vie, la passion origine de toute creation " – by curator Christine Labbe – ARTofNOW – Paris, France
2009 – the International project « Divine comedy of Dante » - Saybe, Denmark and Viechtach (Bavaria), Germany
2008 – GogolFest – the Art Arsenal – Kiev, Ukraine
1997 - « the Sculpture in an interior of city » - Kiev, Ukraine
Exhibitions:

2011 – the Big sculptural salon – the Museum « the Art Arsenal » – Kiev, Ukraine
2011 – an exhibition « Collectif d'artistes peinture, photographie, sculpture » - Exclusive Arts SA - MIMESIS Contemporary Art – Geneva, Switzerland
2010-2011 – the Exhibition-presentation in connection with an output of 3 books IMAGINAIRE III (modern masters of "figurative" realism) in showroom Hilleroed Library - C.A.I.I.R. Center for Art of International Imaginary Realism – Хиллеройд, Denmark
2010 - an exhibition of magic realism – Fantasmus Gallery - Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 – solo exhibition « the Bridge of spirit above the river of a life » - P*C Art Gallery – Washington, the USA
2010 - an exhibition « the Victory of mystical moods » (two European masters of symbolical and fantastic art) – with painter Victor Safonkinym - Exclusive Arts SA - MIMESIS Contemporary Art – Geneva, Switzerland
2010 - FINE ART UKRAINE – 2010 – the Ukrainian house – Kiev, Ukraine
2010 – solo an exhibition « the Sight through bronze » - the Ukrainian college of America – New York, the USA
2010 – solo an exhibition « Magic of bronze » - ArtClub Gallery – Paris, France
2010 - solo exhibition - the Ukrainian cultural center – Paris, France
2010 – Dreamscapes exhibition – Loods 6 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2010 – the Big sculptural salon - the Ukrainian house – Kiev, Ukraine
2010 – solo exhibition in Mission of Ukraine at EU – Bruxelles, Belgium
2010 – an exhibition in gallery Espase Evanescence - Bruxelles, Belgium
2009-2010 - solo exhibition in Mission of Ukraine at the United Nations – New York, the USA
2009 – Solo exhibition « Dreams of Ukraine » - the Ukrainian museum in New York – New York, the USA
2009 – Solo exhibition in Embassy of Ukraine in the USA – Washington, the USA
2009 – the Exhibition « Dreamscape - The Art of Imaginairy Realism » - Chalk Farm Gallery – Santa Fe, the USA
2009 – the Exhibition "Contrasts" - Art society Вурдена – Вурден, the Netherlands
2009 – the Big sculptural salon – the Ukrainian house – Kiev, Ukraine
2008 - Dreamscapes exhibition – Loods 6 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2008 – the Exhibition « Alchemy of bronze » (Igor Grechanik and El Salvador Distances) - GALERIE PRINCESSE DE KIEV – Nice, France
2008 – the Exhibition by Day of Independence of Ukraine – Embassy of Ukraine in the Swiss confederation – Bern, Switzerland
2008 - the Art-Kiev – the Ukrainian house – Kiev, Ukraine
2008 – Metamorphosises of the Faun - GALERIE PRINCESSE DE KIEV – Nice, France
2007 – an exhibition « Venus and female intuition » - curators Claus Brussen and Marseilles Bacon – Denmark, the Netherlands, France
2007 – an exhibition of Russian and the Ukrainian art – Gouden Phoenix Gallery – Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
2007 – an exhibition of the international society « Art of Imagination » – The Mall Gallery – London, the Great Britain
2007 - the art-salon – Monaco
2007 – an exhibition of fantastic art – Nice, France
2006 – an exhibition together with Ralf Cigler (painting) – Galerie Alexander E. Raeber - Zurich, Switzerland
2006 – an exhibition of fantastic figurative art – Gallery Brjusena - Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 – an exhibition “ the Holiday of imagination ” – museum Х.-Р. Гигера – Грюер, Switzerland
2006 – “ the Years opening day ” in gallery " Lada " – the Museum of spiritual treasures of Ukraine – Kiev, Ukraine
2005-2010 – Gallery of surrealism – Prague, Czechia
2005 – Manchester of the Art of Show – Manchester, the Great Britain
2005 – “ Modern masters of art of imagination ” – Galerie Michelle Boulet – Paris, France
And others.
Professional org attended:

Member of the National Union of artists of Ukraine, member of the international society “ Art of Imagination ”, London, the head of Creative association "Golden Gate", Kiev.

Igor Grechanik sees mission of the artist in releasing of spiritual energy of the person. “ The potential of the person reveals as a result of the communications with art, with the artist. Plunging into the world of art the spectator has an opportunity to touch the source of work, having enriched with new spiritual experience », - it speaks. Also adds: « that the artist can give the world, - to open its many-sided nature, diversity, to show, that the world much more than our concept about it. And impact on this or that side of life gives rise to a new set of images ». Sculptures of Grechanik amaze with dynamism, the grace strained by the form, force of internal energy. In its sculptures the fantastic world of myths and the present have incorporated, the created images understand themselves a part of the mysterious and magic Universe. Enigmatic connections of invoices, gesture, character of a silhouette of sculptural images show existence of the latent secret in the person and the world, allow an impulse to plunge into immeasurable spaces of imagination. Skill of the artist allows to represent with identical ease both force and energy, and grace, charm of a female body.

After the termination of Art college worked for monuments and a park sculpture, as well as created works of small forms. Creative searches have not noticed, already in 90th years Igor took part in many international exhibitions among which it is necessary to mention an exhibition « Treasures of the forgotten country » in the Lincoln-center in New York, an exhibition of the Ukrainian art in Versailles, France and in Malmo, Sweden, in the Arena in Moscow and the Academy of arts in St.-Petersburg in Russia. In 90th years Igor begins creation of a cycle « Plastic of a myth » - attempt to understand sources of a human civilization, its value, deep levels of subconsciousness and relationship between astral and a material world, penetration into the world collective subconscious – storehouse of images and symbols of all mankind - subject matter which became one of leaders in its work. In 1995 there has passed his first personal exhibition in Kiev.

In 1996 creative association of the Kiev artists "Golden Gate" which leader becomes Igor Grechanik is created. Has passed a number of exhibitions of "Golden Gate" in the central showrooms of Kiev, devoted magics of the Kiev ground, to intersection of cultures, mythology, and uniting the fine arts, poetry, music, cinema. Within the limits of Kiev Art-festival Igor Grechanik has lead the project « the Sculpture in an interior of city », trying to convince city authorities to demands of a society for new sculptural works for capital. In 1997 has organized an exhibition « Gift of the Eagle », devoted to Karlosu Castaneda.

Since 90 Igor Grechanik – the participant of exhibitions and the art-show in many countries of the world. The collection of its works represented the Ukrainian art at many international exhibitions, its works are in constant expositions of known galleries of France, Switzerland, the USA, Czechia, Germany and others. Its works are exhibited at Ukraine the best galleries on the most prestigious Ukrainian art show.

Since 2006 works of Igor Grechanik enter into the international catalogues (Dreamscape (it is published in Holland), Spectrum (the USA), Imaginaire (is published in Denmark)) the best modern artists of the world in the field of "figurative" realism (Imaginary Realism), in 1 volume of the edition “ Best of Worldwide Sculpture Artists » (USA).

Igor Grechanik - the author of some monumental works, prizes of national and international competitions. Its works are in private and museum collections in Ukraine and in the world: in a collection of the Academy of arts of the Russian Federation, in fund of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine and the National art museum of Ukraine, in a collection of the Ukrainian museum in New York and the Ukrainian college of America in New York, the sculptural composition « Three Graces » decorates space of the Museum of spiritual treasures in Kiev, more than 10 Igor Grechanik's works are got for a collection of a Museum of fantastic realism in Holland.

The owner of the award of the national program “ the Art Olympus of Ukraine » - 2006, 2009 and 2010. Awarded with the Diploma of the Supreme Rada of Ukraine “ for the powerful contribution to progress of the Ukrainian culture and art ”, letters and diplomas of the Government affairs of the President of Ukraine, the GOLD SIGN on the Ukrainian union of industrialists and businessmen, the diploma of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine and the Ukrainian fund of culture “ for the powerful contribution to progress of the Ukrainian culture and art ”.

Lives and works in Kiev.

Monumental and park sculpture:

2010 – the Monument to the Ukrainian soldiers who have lost in peacekeeping operations in Africa (bronze, height 1,75)
2009 – the Monument to Taras Shevchenko – Sofia, Bulgaria (bronze, height 4)
2009 – Memorial стела to the Ukrainian soldiers who have lost at deliverance of Pleven – Pleven, Bulgaria (bronze, 82 х 62 sm)
2009 – the Sculpture of the god of Mercury for Commercial and industrial chamber of Ukraine – Kiev, Ukraine (bronze, height 3,5)
2009 - Memorial obelisc in honour of the first diplomatic mission of Ukraine in Azerbaijan (1919-20) – Baku, Azerbaijan (140 х 100 sm, bronze)
2008 – the Monument to Taras Shevchenko – Baku, Azerbaijan (bronze, height 3,5)
2008 – Memorable obelisc to composer Artemiju Vedelju – Kiev-Mogila- Academy – Kiev, Ukraine (bronze, 175 х 75 sm)
2003 – Three Graces – Igor's collection and Yana Ponamarchuk – the Museum of spiritual treasures of Ukraine – Kiev, Ukraine (bronze, height 2,75)
2001 – the Memorable sign in honour of friendship of cities of Kiev and Moscow – Kiev, Ukraine (bronze/granite, height 3,5)
In the end 80 – 90th years are established a number of monuments and park sculptures in Ukraine and Russia (6-meter "Dragon" for park in city Khmelnitskiy, a bust of the hero of Chernobyl Victor Kibenko at home of the hero, a monument to the Miner for city Manganese, sculptures of fantastic heroes for park in the city of Sumy, and others)

 

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