Oleksiy Lytvynenko

ARTIST/PAINTER

Oleksiy Lytvynenko was born 1961 in Kiev, Ukraine. He graduated from Kiev State Arts Academy in 1985. Since his student days he has actively participated in prestigious national and international exhibitions.

Having a nature, depersonalized teacher, as a role model, according to the laws of similarity, Lytvynenko obviously tends to reproduce in his works the harmony of existence, which he senses so actuely. The author rejects expressive form and gestures as characteristic feature of transition

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Oleksiy Lytvynenko was born 1961 in Kiev, Ukraine. He graduated from Kiev State Arts Academy in 1985. Since his student days he has actively participated in prestigious national and international exhibitions.

Having a nature, depersonalized teacher, as a role model, according to the laws of similarity, Lytvynenko obviously tends to reproduce in his works the harmony of existence, which he senses so actuely. The author rejects expressive form and gestures as characteristic feature of transition of an invariable object in the environment. He is interested in the internal motion in time, similar to the lifecycle of plants, where the external transformation is the result of deep internal changes.

Lytvynenko is the member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (NUAU) since 1992. He lives and works in Kiev.

Solo Exhibitions | Selected
2014 – Jardin des femmes, Bottega Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2014 – Geometry of Grass, Red and Black Gallery, Kaniv, Ukraine
2013 – Painting, NEST Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2012 – Painting, Triptych Art Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2011 – Painting, ABC Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2009 – Walk, Bottega Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2008 – Portrait Gallery, Gallery Gamla Vaster, Malmoe, Sweden
2007 – Untitled, Soviart Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2006 – Coordinates of Time, Gallery Gamla Vaster, Malmoe, Sweden
2006 – Landscapes, Soviart Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2003 – Painting, International Renaissance Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine
2000 – Painting, Irena Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1997 – Primptes d’Ukraine. Oleksiy Lytvynenko, Galerie Robin Leadouse, Paris, France
1995 – Painting, Irena Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

Group Exhibition and Projects | Selected
2016 – Beyond Abu Dhabi Art (curated by Fabrice Bousteau), Manarat Al Saadiyat,Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirated
2016 – Kiev Myth (visual metaphors of Kiev identity), Hlibnia exhibition hall, St. Sophia, Kiev, Ukrine
2016 – Ukrainian Painting Trienalle, Kiev, Ukraine
2015 – 200 Years of Loneliness, National Museum, Kiev, Ukraine
2015 – Bevza, Zhuravel, Lytvynenko, Tverdyi. Spaces of Gravity. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chernigov, Ukraine
2015 – Equinox  (due exhibition with Oksana Stratiychuk), Triptych Art Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2014 – Communities, National Academy of Fine Arts of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
2014 – Ukrainian Landscape, Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine
2013 – Kaniv. Knyazha Hora (final exhibition) Kaniv, Ukraine
2012 – Spaces of Gravity, Kyiv school. Odessa Museum of West and East Art, Odessa, Ukraine
2012 – The First Kiev international biennale ARSENALE 2012, Kiev, Ukraine
2011 – Ten Years, Institute of Modern Art, Kiev, Ukraine
2011 – Spaces of Gravity, Lavra Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2011 – Art Expo New York, New York, United States
2010 – Spaces of Gravity. Aircraft Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2010 – Gravity of Space, Bezpala-Brown Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2009 – Art Vilnius Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania
2009 – Bevza&Lytvynenko. Object Ovidius,  Gogolfest Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
2004 – The 4th International Festival of Contemporary Art, Magdebug, Germany
2004 – 350 Years Later, Artists’ Union of Ukraine, Dzyha Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2002 – Bevza, Lytvynenko, Apollonov, Kamenev, Trudsson, Arte Laue Gallery, Avenches, Switzerland
2002 – International land Art Symposium Cretaceous, Mogritsa, Sumy region, Ukraine
2001 – Bevza&Lytvynenko, Freefields, Centre PasquArt, Biel Bienne, Switzerland
2001 – Verkreuzungen, Kunsthistorishemuseum, Vienna, Austria
2000 – White Transition, National Art Museum, Kiev, Ukraine
1998 – Minimal Art Discount, Gallery Collective S.a.r.l., Luxembourg, City, Luxembourg
1997 – Gang, Bayerischen Landesvertretung, Bonn, Germany
1996 – Masion de la Musigue de Fayence, Villa Brawne, Bargemon, France
1996 – Project Et ceatera. Open Space, Martinez Gallery, Cannes, France
1996 – Salon Internacionale D’ART Contemporaine, Exhibition Palace, Nice, France
1996 – Etc…, Stadthaus Exhibition Hall, Mannheim, Grmany
1995 – L’Art Contemporain en Ukraine, Royal Army Museum, Brussel, Belgium
1994 – Avant-garde Continues Tradition, Mohila Academy, Kiev, Ukraine
1985 – Fine Art of Ukrainian SSR, Manege, Moscow, Russia

Merits | Selected
2000 – Project Transition (prize winner), Soros Centre of Contemporary ART, Kiev, Ukraine
1990 – Project Heritage, Association of Galleries of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
1997 – Grand Prize of International Art Festival Zolotyi Peretyn, Kiev, Ukraine
1996 – Honorary prize of Salon Internationale D’ART Contemporain, Nice, France

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