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IGOR GRECHANYK
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BIOGRAPHY

Igor Grechanyk was born in Kiev, Ukraine on 10 August 1960. Raised in an artistic family and taking great interest in art and drawing from his early years, he went to the Republican Art School and graduated from it in 1978. In 1984 he graduated from the State Art Institute in Kiev, Sculpture Faculty. From his childhood Igor had an inner inclination to mystical stories, the mysterious, to the world of the unknown and the unperceived. His aspiration to understand the origins of human civilization, its values, the deeper levels of consciousness, interrelations between the astral - and the material world inspired him to undertake a study of esoteric doctrines and ancient mythology and motivated him to start his journey into the world of the collective unconscious, the storehouse of images and symbols of the whole of humanity and all times.
The artist transcends the boundaries of ordinary existence and causes a dialogue with another more ancient world, which looks on us intently. This ancient world directs our search. It gives birth to three-dimensional material images, filled with strong inner energy and realizing themselves a part of a mysterious and magical universe.
Images of Ukrainian Lada, Sumerian Inanna, Egyptian Hathor, Greek Aphrodite were born in the artist atelier as a modern interpretation of the fundamental myth about the Great Goddess, the later Goddess of Love. Another series of works brings us to the mystery and myth about Eve and the forbidden fruit. These images have dynamism and elegance, balance between movement and still of bronze. The artist uses meaningful symbolic details, expressive silhouettes, contrasting textures, and intricate lines subordinating them to the disclosure of the supernatural and magical essence of his images. Fantastic animals radiate the power of nature, they are dynamic, full of energy and grace. But artist is making visible the inner mystical part of these creatures, dependent on the artist’s will, quiet in their strength. The ability of deliberate control of his perception in combination with a high level of artistic technique characterizes the multifaceted images of Igor Grechanyk.

Igor Grechanyk is a member of the National Artists Union of Ukraine, member of the Society for Art of Imagination under Honorary Presidency of Prof. Ernst Fuchs and he is a leader of the Creative Association “The Golden Gate”, founded in 1997 in Kiev. Igor Grechanyk is a participant of many exhibitions and art shows in many countries of the world. He also works on large monuments. He currently resides and works in Kiev, Ukraine.

Igor Grechanyk, Maestro of Bronze, is widely known in the Ukraine. Far beyond, his star is uncheckably in the ascendant as well. He regularly receives prestigious commissions from domestic and foreign governments...

The expression in the work created by Igor Grechanyk, in which primeval power, beauty and elegance vie for priority, to me is like a spiritual infusion of matter...

By Gerrit Luidinga, art-critic

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

“The life of artist is going in permanent creative search. Something surreal sends its signals and an artist as receiver transforms and retranslates them further. When you create a sculpture first an image should come. It comes from outside, from cosmos, if you like. The light non-material body is created on another level. And an artist perceives it as a diode receiver. First the image is not concrete, indistinct, but gradually it becomes visible, its outline appears. Then it intensifies and you realize it in this world. The process of this transition can take years. And it is very important not to be in a hurry, not to try to speed up the process, not to attract spirit and form by force. Everything must go naturally. And in the tensest moment you must let sculpture rest” –the artist says. According to him “the mission of an artist is in liberation of spiritual energy of a man. Man’s potential opens as a result of communication with art, with artist. Being plunged in the world of art, looker-on receives an opportunity to get in touch with the source of creativeness itself, enriching him by new spiritual experience. What an artist can give to this world – is to disclose its diversity, multiformity, to show that the world is much greater than our notion about it. Contact with new unknown side of existence gives rise to a new serial of images”.

2008 - France, Nice - L'Alchimie du Bronze - Igor Grechanyk & Salvador Dali -
2007 - Denmark, Holland, France - Exhibition of Imaginary Art "Venus and the Female Intuition"
2007 - Great Britain, London - Exhibition of THE SOCIETY FOR ART OF IMAGINATION - The Mall Gallery
2007 - Monaco - Salon DEC'OH Espace Fontvieille
2007 - Ukraine , Kiev - Grand Salon in Ukrainian House
2007 - France, Nice - Exhibition of fantastic art - Galerie "Princesse de Kiev"
2006 - Switzerland, Zurich - Exhibition in Galerie Alexander Raeber
2006 - Exhibition of The Society for Art of Imagination in H.R.GIGER MUSEUM MORE>>
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