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Interview with Oleksii Gnievyshev

 
 
 

Oleksii Gnievyshev originally hails from the heart of Ukraine, from the capital Kiev. There he spent his childhood, visiting an art school during his schooling years, which prepared him for later studies in art. In 2009, Oleksii was accepted at the Academy of Art in Kiev, where he studied for five years, receiving his degree in 2014. In his studies, he was mentored by teacher Volodimir Bagalika, who is regarded as a renowned artist and teacher on the Kiev scene in creative art and painting.

Could you please introduce yourself and tell us how you started in the arts? and your first experience in art making? 

My name is Oleksii Gnievyshev. I was born in Ukraine in family of architects. Since my childhood I was growing up in creative environment. My elder sister has inspired me with Art by showing gorgeous books about artists. She always was my instance because she start visited art courses earlier than me. When I was a small boy I’ve found in parent’s shelf pencils and paints, that remains since their student ages. I like oil paint much, I like the way they look, but I was not allowed use them. And I was very happy when in my 9 years parents allow me to draw with oil paints! This was something beautiful and charming. First my drawing was made on oiled carton, that was landscape inspired by English Romanticism - sea with steep bank and church upon... 

In that period I decided that I will become an artist. I’ve finished successfully Art school and than Kyiv art academy. Simultaneously I was studying with private teacher, master of art Volodymir Bagalika. In 2014 I moved to Germany (where my wife live) and since that time I work as professional artist. 

How would you describe yourself and your artwork? 

Basically sincerity and craftsmanship are the most important things for me in art. And if the first in contemporary art is overabundance, the craftsmanship is rarity. I aspire and demand mastery on myself with the great attention to my work. Trough the abstract, and the abstract is the base of my art style, I’m trying to show people something beautiful and in the same time quite realistic picture. I am inspired with power, by the energy which is hidden inside a humans, animals and plants. Power that penetrates everything around us. I can feel it everywhere. I am trying with lines, dotes and spots on canvas to display this energy to other peoples. Not imposingly indicate but give the other feel deeply inside that such energy exists. 

As motives I frequently use classical Greek mythology or people and animal portraits, as this is the best way to shows inner completeness. 

I would like to say some words about my technique of painting. 

Lines tension system- unique technique. 

System of lines tension is a unique school of abstract realism, that is based not on the knowledge of shape ( with the help of anatomy, perspective and so on), but on the abstract perception and interpretation. When any realistic picture is composed from high abstract system of dots and lines. And by finding this system in real life and putting it on paper or canvas necessary concentration and depth of image, similarity of portrait or persuasive freshness of fruits on paintings is reached. 

Abstract perception help us go away from everyday useless thoughts and to develop a colossal speed of consciousness that is faster than our mind. This helps to see shape like composite, an ever-changing pattern of lines, colors and dots. Its a real magic that take out breath and bring the sense of euphoria... euphoria of creation! 

Most of the great masters of the past live with that teory, and now it is gaining strength in the 21st century. No wonder they say: the new is a well-forgotten old. 

This technique has been developed and created at late 80th and early of 90th by my teacher V. Bagalika. But the root of this technic is very old. It started from the old masters of art- Rembrandt, Velázquez, Dürer... end many 

others. At the XX century it were used by gorgeous Russian secession painter M. Vrubel, whose influence helps to renovate this technique. 

BIOGRAPHY
LIFE AND WORKS
Oleksii Gnievyshev originally hails from the heart of Ukraine, from the capital Kiev. There he spent his childhood, visiting an art school during his schooling years, which prepared him for later studies in art. In 2009, Oleksii was accepted at the Academy of Art in Kiev, where he studied for five years, receiving his degree in 2014. In his studies, he was mentored by teacher Volodimir Bagalika, who is regarded as a renowned artist and teacher on the Kiev scene in creative art and painting.
TECHNIQUE
STYLE
Oleksii Gnievyshev possesses a unique and particular painting style which blends classical realism with a modern touch. In a series of portrayals, Oleksii narrates tales from Greek mythology along with an interplay between human and animal nature. His pictures appear vivid and powerful: the animals embody a particular sentiment and the interaction between the characters tell a story. Influences from Asian culture can also be seen in Gnievyshev’s works. The fascination with Japan does not only stem from general interest, but also from the historical and familial background of the artist: Oleksii’s family have their roots in Japan. When asked about the inspiration behind his works, Gnievyshev speaks of the fascinating energies that individuals emanate, as well as of the certain kinds of wisdom which animals possess. The beauty of the interplay between two beings is what gives meaning and depth to his art. He also talks of abstract realism, an artistic movement given birth through renowned artists many centuries ago. In keeping with this tradition, Gnievyshev presents an abstract interpretation of real objects and forms, which are portrayed according to perception and feeling, giving life and authenticity to his oil paintings.
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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions

2008: First exhibition in the gallery “Мистець” in Kiev
2009: Second exhibition in the gallery “Мистець” Kiev
2009: Nomination “Golden Fund of the Nation”
2010: Participation in the exhibition in the Kunstskademie
2011: Participation in the exhibition in the Kunstskademie
2011: Award in the category ” Best portraits ”
2012: Participation in the exhibition in the Kunstskademie
2013: The victory in the category “Nude”
2014: Exhibition in Kiev
2014: Participation in the exhibition “Maidan” in Kiev
2014: Member of the gallery Artclub in Cologne
2014: collaboration with Galerie Iliev, Cologne
2014: The participation in the exhibition “Power of Art” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: The participation in the exhibition “eight years Artclub” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: First solo exhibition gro e “cultural vandalism” in K ln, Artclub?
2015: The participation in the exhibition “change of perspective” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: Participation in the exhibition “The nervous stomach of Salvador D.”
2015: The participation in the exhibition “Elemental (t)” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: The participation in the exhibition “ARTenreichtum” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: The participation in the exhibition “Oberflächentiefe” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: The participation in the exhibition „9 Jahre Artclub“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The exhibition in “Miriam Wolff | Friseur + Kunstraum” in Cologne
2016: The participation in the exhibition „Diverse Diversität“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The participation in the exhibition „Dramatische Motive“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The exhibition „Oleksii Gnievyshev“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The participation in „Offene Ateliers in Brühl 2016“
2016 The participation in the exhibition „Artpul“ in Pulheim
2016 The participation in the exhibition „Artisfaction“ in “A24 Gallery” in “TechnologiePark”
2016 The participation in the exhibition „Sinnsibilisiert“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016 The participation in the exhibition „Das muß so!“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016-2017: The exhibition “Alex Heil, Guido Guitarri und Olekseii Gnievyshev „ in “TimmelessART“ in Cologne
2016 The participation in the exhibition „10 Jahre Artclub“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The exhibition in Rathausgalerie Brühl
2017: The exhibition in “Brühler Wirtshaus”, Brühl
2017: Die Einzelausstellung „Videniya“ in der Universitäts- und stadtbibliothek Köln
2017: Die Teilnahme an der Ausstellung "Rinascimento Siciliano" in Catania
2017: Die Teilnahme an der Ausstellung "Strom" in Brühl
2017: Die Teilnahme an der Ausstellung "Sommer, Sonne, Sand & Meer "
in ARTraum-MoSiMo Galerie in Rees
2017: Die Teilnahme an der Ausstellung "Jahresausstellung 2017"
in Co/Atelier in Köln
2017: Teilnahme an der Ausstellung „Four Seasons Art Fair“ in Amsterdam
2017: Teilnahme an der Ausstellung in Mailand, 14 September -
bei der MAILAND FASHION WEEK PRÄSENTIERT ARS ART SPACE IN MAILAND
FASHION LIBRARY (via Alexandria, 8) Die Parade s / s 2018.

2017: Teilnahme an der Ausstellung in Mailand, 14 September -

bei der MAILAND FASHION WEEK PRÄSENTIERT ARS ART SPACE IN MAILAND

FASHION LIBRARY (via Alexandria, 8) Die Parade s / s 2018.

2018:Teilnahme an der Ausstellung „In the light of Amsterdam“ in Amsterdam

2018: Teilnahme an der Ausstellung „DamArs“ in Mailand

2018: Teilnahme an der Kunstmesse „Kölner Liste 2018“ in Köln

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