Olga Igolkina

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About myself:
 Who am I?... – mother, wife, daughter. And also I am a painter.
 My own style… I identify it as “romantic and subjective avant - garde”. But in general I don’t like the clich├ęs and the concrete definitions. I can paint anything. Canvas + oil are my favorite material. I always prepare my canvases myself. My action begins from the prime coating. Oil is the material extremely agile and lively. One may sing ode for it.  Sometimes I catch myself: I neglect my brush and paint with my fingers.
  Inspiration… That is not an accidental word. A breath is a life. However… “Satiety doesn’t write poetry – for idleness and for lack of time”… Sometimes I derive inspiration from the nature, from a film seeing, from a musical phrase. I “burst open”, I feel need to “splash out” on the canvas.
 It is autumn, the freshness, beloved summer leaves and I have creative enthusiasm. For me the sadness is the same constructive feeling as the gladness. And on the whole, I don’t divide these sensations. For me one covers another.


Born in 1974.
Place of birth - Kharkiv.

Current occupation: printing, design and graphic art.
Practicing oil painting techniques.
1994-1999 - Student of Kharkiv Institute Of Industrial Arts
Department of Interior Design and Equipment
Specialty - Art Design Tapestry
Participated in the City and International Student Exhibitions.
Member of the Young Artists Association «Naprotiv» («Opposite»)
1990-1994 - Student of Kharkiv Art College
Specialty - Styling
1987-1989 - Student of Children Art School  №. 2


2006 —Event «Identity», Brno Biennale. Association, Czech Republic;

— personal exhibition «Reminiscence», Gallery «Maestro», Kharkiv.

2001 — Youth Project «Shivorot na VY» within framework of the NON-Stop Project, Kharkiv City Municipal gallery;

2000 — the «Kvartira» («Apartment») Exhibition, with the Kolenhoff Gallery (Nuremberg, Germany) and Gallery «Palitra» (Palette), Kharkiv;

1999 — Project «Filter», within framework of the «4-BLOCK», Kharkiv City Municipal gallery;
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1999 — Runner-up at the Diploma Contest (Kiev)

1998 —  «Deti Atsetona"» (the Acetone Children), the «Naprotiv"» gallery, Kharkiv;

1998 —  «Chut-chut», with the Kolenhoff Gallery (Nuremberg, Germany) and Gallery «Naprotiv», Kharkiv;

1998 — «Batik» (Batic), the KIIA Museum;

1990 —Runner-up at the Creative Projects Contest,  КАС.

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