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Date pub: 31.05.2017 16:58

On 20 March, in Uzhhorod, in the atrium of the Regional State Administration it was started a large-scale art project with exhibition “Genesis”. It provides for carrying out of the series of exhibitions of leading artists from all regions of Ukraine as well as Ukrainian artists of neighbouring countries within two years. The organizers of the project are Regional Department of Culture, Charity Foundation Art Commonwealth "Today", European Congress of Ukrainians, Consulates General of Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Poland. 

  The first in the series "Genesis" were the artists of neighbouring Lviv region who in recent years for various reasons were not the frequent visitors of Uzhhorod. Therefore, Transcarpathians and guests of the land have an opportunity to see something different from traditionally exhibited art content.
  Generally, the exposition doesn`t demand any special comments. 26 authors presented a variety of art approaches, techniques, as should be at an exhibition. Perhaps, there is rather small space for works in the atrium, which is not really adapted for exhibitions, but each work is so expressive that all the rest fades into the background. It is the very reason for the list of authors to be mentioned in any order, but the alphabetic one is the most convenient. These are such artists as A. Atoian, A. Bereza, V. Bohuslavskyi, L. Bohuslavska, B. Buriak, S. Hai, L. Davydenko, M. Demtsiu, N. Zastavna, O. Zvir, O. Krokhmaliuk, S. Mikhnovskyi, I. Ostafiichuk, I. Palii, I. Protsiv, V. Protsiv, O. Protsiv, N. Pukhinda, S. Savchenko, P. Sypniak, P. Smetana, R. Spalynskyi, M. Stupinskyi, V. Tryntsolyn, I. Turetskyi, O. Fedoruk, R. Yatsiv.
  Each viewer will receive his pleasure from meditative or explosive painting, from abstracted or realistic compositions, from unexpected metaphors, poetic scenes or constructive force, and all this is just a high level of conception and implementation.
Text: M. Syrokhman. Photos: O. Yurchenko

Date pub: 31.05.2017 16:27

 The “In memoriam” exhibition of the works of cult Transcarpathian avant-gardist Ferents Seman (1937–2004) is dedicated to the artist`s 80th anniversary, celebrated, unfortunately, without the artist by his numerous admirers. The opening was held on the 17th March. Paintings of the unforgettable Öcsi adorned again the walls of the Transcarpathian Regional Art Museum named after Y. Bokshai. It doesn`t happen often that the statement that the artist`s soul flows, emanates from his pictures is so evident. You cross the halls and involuntary smile appears on your face, it seems you hear the voice of the artist and see the deep warmth of his eyes. Here he is, Seman, he did not disappear, and he is communicating with us by means of his art – the best means of communication he ever used.

 We recognize the works on the walls – the world trends interpreted in his own way – the Seman cubism, abstractionism and simply Seman, Seman, Seman: self-portraits, flowers, compositions. And moreover you feel the spirit of freedom and independence flowing from the walls, and the spirit of artistry and recusancy. And also the feeling of exalted enchantment, spontaneous lightness, and grotesque irony. The exhibition was natural enough supplemented with photo-collage from the artistic youth of Ferents and his friends Attila Dunchak and Atanas Fedynets. Laid out in the show-cases were the albums, booklets and numerous publications about the artist.

 The exposition, represented in general more than 50 artist’s works, will run until the end of March 2017.

Date pub: 18.05.2017 13:05

  On 14 February 2017 it was opened the eighth exhibition of the artists of Creative Association named after Mihály Munkácsy “Carpathica Art Expo”.

Having been held in two halls of the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in Uzhhorod, the exhibition is dedicated to the Day of Hungarian Culture. Total of 20 artists were represented by about 60 of their works. Vladyslav Habda represented two works –"Rivna" composition with fully used features of nitrocellulose enamel (spreading and freezing, it forms burls, reliefs, glades) and firmly set still life called “Spurge”. Janos Reiti exhibits three perfect graphic works with erotic scenes and two oil landscapes. Ivan Klisa demonstrates traditional pastels, and two oil paintings by Khrystyna Klisa came as surprise. The largest number of the works – 10 – were exhibited by the Sholtes – Petro, Gabriella and Martin. The works of Edit Nigriny and Erika Kalytych are notable for the original technique and subjects. Petto Matl drew attention by four pastels of short symbolic style, and Mykola Shete – by great professionally done landscape. The perfect strokes of watercolour and oil paintings of Magdalyna Puhlyk-Belen are fascinating. A kind of exhibition within the exhibition was the exposition of 10 small compositions in batik technique by Anhelina Turak.

Among the other authors represented at the exhibition, which will run until 28 February 2017, are Gabor Gomoki, Shandor Baloh, Mykhailo Susla, Attila Bodov, Ilona Klisa, Kateryna Lyvrints, Andrii Pavuk.

Text: Mykhailol Syrokhman. Photo: Oksana Yurchenko

Date pub: 18.05.2017 12:40

 Personal exhibition of the People`s Artist of Ukraine Vasyl Skakandii called “Picturesque Uzhhorod in watercolours” was opened at the regional centre of Transcarpathia at art show “Art-Pro”. The exposition of the Transcarpathian outstanding graphic artist and painter, laureate of the Regional Prize named after Y. Bokshai and A. Erdeli is represented by a series of two dozen watercolours, painted mostly within the past two years. The picturesque parts of the city over the Uzh river are depicted on the small-sized sheets in colourful and unique author`s manner. Perhaps that is why the works were not signed. Surely everyone who lives in Uzhhorod or frequently visit the city can easily recognize the places vividly captured by the artist in his beautiful watercolours. The exhibition will run until 15 February 2017.

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
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