Petro Bevza

ARTIST/PAINTER

Petro Bevza was born to in 1963 in to parents who were both teachers. He joined the Kiev Art Institute in 1979. His progression as an artist has been fascinating and phenomenal, gaining international success in Europe, Canada and the US, with his unique expressionistic art that has evolved and transformed across more than 2 decades.

Bevza’s own spirituality and vision of the world is apparent in his works, mixing elements of pure untarnished, almost

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Petro Bevza was born to in 1963 in to parents who were both teachers. He joined the Kiev Art Institute in 1979. His progression as an artist has been fascinating and phenomenal, gaining international success in Europe, Canada and the US, with his unique expressionistic art that has evolved and transformed across more than 2 decades.

Bevza’s own spirituality and vision of the world is apparent in his works, mixing elements of pure untarnished, almost celestial nature, urban and ancient landscape and architecture, symbolism, imagined worlds – the paintings that seek to uncover the source of life and bring forth a spiritual experience. His works deal with deep emotions and ideas, but at the end, Bevza’s works have been stripped away of everything unnecessary, leaving behind only the essence, untarnished by the insufficiencies and artificiality of the modern world. The expressive style, including self developed method “cloud painting” and the mixing of oil paints with other mediums such as oil, cellotex, graphite, glue and saw dust add to the “experience” of Bevza’s paintings, making them works of art to be admired from afar as well as from a close-up.

He is the member of the National Artists Union of Ukraine since 1990.
Bevza has participated at Abu Dhabi Art 2016 within the program Beyond curated by Fabrice Bousteau.

Awards / Recognitions | selected

2001 – Grant  Foundation Pro Helvetia (Switzerland) from the Centre PasquArt (Biel-Bienne)
2000 – Grant Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA founded by G.Soros, Kiev, Ukraine
1999 – First place in the 1999 project of the year contest organised by the Center for Contemporary Art Soviart, Kiev, Ukraine
1997 – Honor prize Zolotyi Peretyn, title Artist of the Year at 2nd International ART festival, Kiev, Ukraine
1996 – Honor prize of Salon International D`ART Contemporain, Nice, France
1994 – Honor diploma of the city of Kiev for the best piece of painting art of the year 1994, Kiev, Ukraine

Solo Exhibitions

2016 – Petro Bevza. Jordan, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, USA
2016 – Petro Bevza. Jordan, Contemporary Art Center “White World”, Kyiv, Ukraine
2016 – Petro Bevza. Jordan, Odesa Art Museum, Odesa, Ukraine
2016 – Ambiguous abstractions, Karas Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 – The Play Goes On, N2N Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2015 – Anno Domini, Karas Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 – Image, Our gallery, Sumy, Ukraine
2014 – Following the Inner Light, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, USA
2014 – We just were …, Together with Mykola Zhuravel, National Museum of Taras Shevchenko, Kiev, Ukraine
2014 – Flowers 2014, Gallery Triptych, Kiev, Ukraine
2013 – Bevza / Play,  Art Kiev Contemporary 2013, Center of Arts Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine
2013 – The Play Goes On, Gallery Bottega, Kiev, Ukraine
2013 – Presence, Gallery Tryptykh, Kiev, Ukraine
2013 – Presence, Nest Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2013 – Presence, Gallery Bezpala Brown, Toronto, Canada
2012 – Spaces of gravitation. Grass, Gallery Tryptykh,
2011 – Foot of Destiny, Gallery Tryptykh, Kiev, Ukraine
2011 – Islands, AVS-art Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2010 – And Someone Else With Me, Gallery Bezpala Brown, Toronto, Canada
2010 – Painting, AVS-art Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2009 – Irises, Gallery Tryptykh, Kiev, Ukraine
2009 – Theodosics, Sumy City Gallery, Sumy, Ukraine
2008 – Elegies, Gallery Bottega, Kiev, Ukraine
2008 – Sinai, Gamla Vaster Gallery, Malme , Sveden
2007 – Tski, Gallery Tryptykh, Kiev, Ukraine
2007 – In Natura. All Theodosics, Atelier Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2007 – In Natura, Center for Contemporary Art Soviart, Kiev, Ukraine
2007 – Painting, Gallery  Lenin, Zaporizhya, Ukraine
2006 – Coordinates of Space, Gallery Gamla Vaster,  Malme, Sveden
2005 – Landscape, Atelier Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2004 – Theodosics-2, Atelier Karas Gallery,  Kharkiv, Ukraine
2004 – Theodosics, Kharkiv City Art Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2003 – Goat Jump, Atelier Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2003 – Ukrainian Idea. Textual project, A.C.C. Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2003 – Painting and Photography, Vidrodzhennya International Fund, Kiev, Ukraine
2003 – Theodosics, Center for Contemporary Art Soviart, Kiev, Ukraine
2002 – Lyric, Gallery Triptych, Kiev, Ukraine
2002 – Painting, ArtEast Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2000 – Transition, Atelier Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2000 – Bevza / Painting, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, USA
1999 – White Shadow, Atelier Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1999 – Early Bevza, Gallery Irena, Kiev, Ukraine
1998 – Painting and Sculpture, Gallery Kunstkaufhaus, Leipzig, Germany
1998 – Totalitarianism. Art-project, A. C. C. Gallery, Kiev. Ukraine
1997 – Printemps d`Ukraine, Gallery Robin-Leadouze, Paris, France
1995 – C`est moi. Reality of Abstraction, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
1992 – Art of Petro Bevza, Vidrodzhennya International Fund, Kiev, Ukraine
1992 – Art of Bevza, The French Culture Center, Embassy of France, Kiev, Ukraine

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 – Our people, Unlimited Art Foundation. Lavra Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2016 – Kyiv Myth. Visual metaphors of Kyiv identity, Hlibnia exhibition hall, St.Sophia, Kyiv, Ukraine
2016 – Ukrainian Painting Trienalle, The central hall for exhibitions of the National Artist Union of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2016 – 200 years of loneliness, National Museum of Taras Shevchenko, Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 – Bevza, Lytvynenko, Tverdy, Zhuravel. Spaces of Gravity, Contemporary Art Museum Plastart, Chernihiv, Ukraine
2015 – Dialogues. Time to hear, Lavra Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 – Ukrainian Landscape, Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
2014 – Community, Exhibition Hall of the Art Academy of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2014 – Strength of Materials, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
2014 – Coast, Natavan Gallery, Baku, Azerbaidjan
2014 – The Fire of Love, Center for Contemporary Art M17, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 – Art Kyiv Contemporary 2013, “Mystetskyi Arsenal”, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 – Match Point. The moment before the new life, IV Fine Art Kiev Ukraine”,Center of Arts “Mystetskyi Arsenal”, Kyiv, Ukraine

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