Igor Grechanyk

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The life of artist is going in permanent creative search. Something surreal sends its signals and an artist as receiver transforms and retranslates them further. When you create a sculpture first an image should come. It comes from outside, from cosmos, if you like. The light non-material body is created on another level. And an artist perceives it as a diode receiver. First the image is not concrete, indistinct, but gradually it becomes visible, its outline appears. Then it intensifies and you realize it in this world. The process of this transition can take years. And it is very important not to be in a hurry, not to try to speed up the process, not to attract spirit and form by force. Everything must go naturally. And in the tensest moment you must let sculpture rest.

What an artist can give to this world – is to disclose its diversity, multiformity, to show that the world is much greater than our notion about it. Contact with new unknown side of existence gives rise to a new serial of images

Igor Grechanyk
I was born in 1960 in Kiev, Ukraine. In 1978 I graduated from the Republican Art School in Kiev and in 1984 from the State Art Institute in Kiev, Sculpture Faculty. In 1985 became a member of the National Artists Union of Ukraine. Since 1997 I am a leader of the group of artists “The Golden Gate”, working in Art of Imagination.

Also I work on large monuments, outdoors sculptures.

Latest Exhibition (Partial List)

2006 – Switzerland, Zurich – Exhibition with Rolf Ziegler (painting) - Galerie Alexander E. Raeber


2006 – Denmark, Copenhagen – exhibition of fantastic figurative art – Galerie Brusen


2006 – Switzerland, Gruyeres – A Feast of Imagination – Group exhibition in H.-R. Giger Museum


2006 – Ukraine, Kiev – Summer Exhibition in Gallery “Lada” – Museum of Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine

2005 – Great Britain, Manchester – Manchester Art Show
2005 – Ukraine, Kiev – Exhibition “The Charm of Femininity” together with Victor Sydorenko (painting) – Ukrainian House (Central Exhibition Hall)
2005 – France, Paris – Exhibition “Contemporary Masters of Imaginary” – Galerie Michelle Boulet (14, Rue La Boetie, Paris)
2005 – Ukraine, Kiev – Exhibition “On the Road of Myths” of Creative Association “The Golden Gate” – Ukrainian House (Central Exhibition Hall)
2005 – The Netherlands, Amsterdam – REALISME05 – Modern Figurative Art Show
2004 – The Netherlands, Woerden – Exhibition of Art of Imagination – Galerie Paradijs

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