Art exhibition KarpatArt

Date pub: 18.05.2017 12:35

 On 9 February 2017 at the Transcarpathian Regional Art Museum named after Y. Bokshai it was opened a memorial exhibition of the Honoured Art Worker of Ukraine Gabriel Gluck (1912-1983). The exhibition is dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the artist`s birthday. The exposition, arranged in four halls, has about 60 easel landscapes, portraits and monumental canvases representing the entire creative way of the great master – his interest in a human, his work and life, his picturesque interpretation of the Transcarpathian world. A separate section presents the artist`s graphic works.

G. Gluck - a contemporary and peer of F. Manailo, A. Boretskyi, Z. Sholtes, A. Kotska, E. Kontratovych, belongs to the second generation of the Transcarpathian School of Painting. He was born in Sighetu Marma?iei (Romania), studied at the Higher School of Fine Art in Budapest (1931-1933). In 1947 he moved to Transcarpathia, having already been a true artist, and there it was built his painting style, which was constantly evolving, becoming perfect to a new level almost every decade. The restrained colour scheme of the late 1940s – early 1950s was gradually gaining the colour strength in landscapes, genre scenes, and portraits (“Boy in a festive costume”, “Farm girl from the Teresva valley”, “Young feller”, “Fellers at peace vigil”, etc.). His works of the mid 1950s and the early 1960s are accurate tonal solutions and environment states. The colour became sonorous and succinct. As a demonstration of the artistic potential it was perceived a large canvas “Fellers” (1954), which brought to the artist the Grand Silver Medal at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958 as well as international recognition. In the 1970-ies the artist`s painting was gaining decorative strength in all genres. Somewhat geometrical shapes were simplified and generalized, imbued with the light, coloured lines were arranged with the high taste in the genre works (“Neighbours”, “Woman farmer”, “Lunch”, “Summer day”), landscapes (“At the church”, “Spring time”, “Greatness of the Carpathians”) and still lifes (“Tulips”, “Autumn flowers”, “Asters”).
The heritage of the artist made a lot of graphic works. His masterful drawings with pencil, charcoal, pastels, marker are good by their accurate figures and scenes, graphic portraits are valuable by their realism of the character, state, mood, they are valuable as separate works, though they often served as a preparatory stage for the paintings. 
Gabriel Gluck lived in accord with reality. He found what matched his human and creative nature. His painting - favourable unity of form, technique, means and subject. His genuine interest in work was primarily the realism of human life, strengthening by activities, which is optimistic itself. 
Text: M. Syrokhman, Photo: O. Yurchenko

Date pub: 15.03.2017 12:37

 Regional exhibition, opened on 24 February 2017 at “Uzhhorod” gallery became not only interesting, rich in authors, various in styles and techniques, and more graphic than such previous exhibitions. It is obvious, that this benefited from the influx of young people, who in recent years increasingly represent their works at the exhibitions. Apparently, quantity changed into quality. Moreover, the exhibition of graphic art will be held without watercolourists, who will soon receive the first individual exhibition of watercolour painting. It is not excluded that such a decision will be also made by artists who work with pastels.

In general, it was exhibited 86 works. Not for the first time their exciting graphic works were represented by such young artists as Vladyslav Horbunov, Yuliia Hahel, Oleksandr Kofelia, Anhelina Hafynets, Nataliia Moskalova, Serhii Lakatosh, Serhii Zavadiaka, as well as the following experienced artists Ivan Didyk, Borys Kuzma, Odarka Dolhosh, Yurii Kopanskyi, Vasyl Vovchok, Liudmyla Borshosh-Litun, Viktoriia Kuzma, Viacheslav Vinkovskyi, Viktor Andrianov, Ivan Zhupan, Yurii Bodnar, Mykhailo Peitera, Ivan Klisa.

Interesting were the new works – black-and-white and colour works of O. Potrohosh, photographs of Diana Shetelia, compositions of Y. Ukrainets and new works by Yuliia Yehorova, Oleksandra Fedoryshyna, Y. Bodnar. Active were also the students of the Transcarpathian Academy of Arts Evelina Paulo, Karina Pavlyk, Nataliia Kovchar.

The exhibition “Graphic Transcarpathia” was attended by the following artists: I. Didyk, B. Kuzma, A. Dolhosh, M. Dzys-Voinarovskyi, V. Skakandii, Y. Kopanskyi, V. Vovchok, L. Borshosh-Litun, V. Kuzma, V. Vinkovskyi, V. Andrianov, I. Zhupan, Y. Bodnar, M. Peiter, I. Klisa, V. Horbunov, Y. Hahel, O. Kofel, A. Hafynets, N. Moskalova, S. Lakatosh, S. Zavadiak, O. Potrohosh, D. Shetelia, Y. Dulenko, Y. Ukrainets, Y. Yehorova, D. Yehorova, O. Fedoryshyna, Y. Bodnar, E. Paulo, K. Pavlyk, N. Kovchar, A. Pavuk, E. Levadska, M. Ivancho, O. Lypchei, M. Malesh, B. Vashkovych, D. Shetelia, T. Zadorozhnia, P.Marynets, L. Likhtei, K. Mykhailov, O. Storozhuk, D. Kovalenko. Text: Mykhailol Syrokhman. Photo: Oksana Yurchenko

Date pub: 15.03.2017 10:47

 On 1 March 2017 in the hall-atrium of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, which often hosts various exhibitions, it was opened another one exhibition in the framework of the international project, supported by the grant from Norway in co-operation with Slovakia. The slogans of this cultural and artistic project are “Co-operation across the borders”, “Co-operation with mutual values”.

So, the exhibition, entitled “Partnership, sealed with clay” represented the creative camp of the Ukrainian and Slovak artists.

Slovakia was represented by Michal Fric, who through the classic painting on canvas captures the balance between believability and illusion of life situations; Milan Ladyka, who works in the technique of coloured paper collage, combining the interest in colours and lines; Martyn Rosenberger of Levoca – ceramic artist, master of experimental approaches to work with porcelain; Pavol Rosko – adept of the underground and street arts who brings up social and environmental themes; Jana Stefankova – immersed in the world of emotional or intellectual actions; Peter Smik, passionate about ceramics and art glass in the chamber and monumental presentations.

The Ukrainian participants are mainly lecturers of the Transcarpathian Academy of Arts, Uzhhorod College of Arts named after A. Erdeli, as well as students of these institutions. Against the background of the beautiful painting and ceramic works distinguished were those of Olena Derda – masterful textile collages, filled with romantic – sometimes lyric and decadent mood. The painting of landscape scenes of Viktor Derda and Vasyl Zymomria is generalized by the broad strokes, that is somehow restrained in Derda’s works, and more pastose and contrast in Zymomria. Bohdana Syvokhop plays freely with colours on the canvas, and Natalia Didyk-Myronchuk skillfully arrange realistic stories with them. Until then, the exhibition has been already hosted by 10 cities of Slovakia. In Uzhhorod it will last until 9 March, and afterwards it will be presented in Kyiv. Text: Mykhailo Syrokhman.

Photo: Oksana Yurchenko

Date pub: 15.03.2017 10:46

  "Almost Spring” – the name of the paintings exhibition, which opened in Uzhhorod on 1 March 2017 in art show “Diptych”.

The exhibition presents nearly three dozen works of the members and candidate members of the youth association of the Transcarpathian National Union of Artists of Ukraine: Oleksii Fedor, Yaroslav Dulenko, Vasyl Kohutych, Tetiana Kohutych, Serhii Lakatosh, Anhelina Hafynets, Alona Peresti, Viktoriia Taips, Pavlo Marinets. The exhibition, which was opened by the Head of the Regional Organization of National Union of Artists of Ukraine, People`s Artist of Ukraine Borys Kuzma and the Head of the youth association Oleksii Fedor, naturally aroused great interest among the public. Although, you won’t see the very spring in the paintings... As these paintings were created by the young artists in its anticipation that probably determined the exhibition title. But one will be pleased with the series of graphic autumn and winter landscapes, rural and urban landscapes, colourful still lifes, interesting interior compositions. It should be noted that by this optimistic and diverse expositions of young, progressive Transcarpathian artists, the art show “Diptych” celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Text: Oksana Shtefano

Photo: Robert Dovhanych, Oksana Yurchenko

Exhibition of the transcarpathian female artists «Galanthus 2017»
Date pub: 15.03.2017 9:47

  On March 9, 2017 the traditional spring exhibition “Galanthus” was opened at “Uzhhorod” gallery, where was presented the works of the best half of the Transcarpathian art community. From Latin «galanthus» means snowdrop. This flower is associated with approach of spring, and also symbolizes warmth, hope and tenderness. L. Korzh-Radko, E. Levadska, N. Ponomarenko, O. Dolhosh-Sopko, O. Kondratiuk, N. Didyk, N. Sima-Pavlyshyn, V. Kuzma, M. Mytryk, L. Pryimych, T. Sopilniak, T. Levlias, T. Ivanytska, V. Vashkovych, A. Hafynets, M. Rosul, Yu. Yehorova-Rohova, A. Pavuk, M. Malel, N. Popova, D. Yehorova, H. Sholtes are those talented and distinctive female artists, who represent the creative inflorescences of regional art to convey these emotions and associations in their works. And indeed, feeling of serenity, cordiality, ease and cosiness does not leave anybody who looks at more than fifty works created in the most different genres - painting, graphics, pastel, watercolour, ceramics, plastic arts, embroidery and painting on glass. The exposition will last about two weeks.

Photos: Oksana Yurchenko,

Text: Aliona Onda