In Pursuit of Enternal Art
OLEKSII KOVAL is a famous East European artist, was born in Kyiv. Beginning from 2000 he works in monumental art sphere, created frescoes, mosaics, ornaments, drafts of stained-glass windows. From 2006 till 2009 Oleksii studied hot enamel technique in Ivan Kyrychenko studio and in private workshops in China, India and the EU. From 2009 he productively worked in hot enamel technique using different materials: silver, copper, bronze and gems.
The last top-exhibitions:
*“The Ukrainian portrait ”KUMF Gallery, Toronto, Canada;
*“The language of enamel” Ukrainian National Museum, Chicago, USA;
*“Language of enamel”, Gallery Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey;
*“Live earth”, gallery “Portal 11”, Kyiv, Ukraine;
*Art Expo, New York, USA;
*“Contemporary Ukrainian Graphics”, The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, USA.
His works are in numerous collections of Ukrainian museums and private collections in Chicago USA, Canada, Marakesh, and others.
1. PALM LEAF, 2019
“ART IS A FAIRY TALE, IT’S A MYSTERY. IF AN OIL PAINTING, FOR EXAMPLE, IS HIGHLY PREDICTABLE, AND ETCHING IMPLIES ABOUT THIRD OF UNEXPECTED EFFECTS, THE RESULT OF WORKING WITH ENAMEL IN ITS TURN IS UP TO 70% ACCIDENTAL. ACCIDENT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN ART. WHEN YOU MASTER THE MAIN SECRETS OF THE TECHNIQUE YOU CAN DELIBERATELY CHANGE SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING WRONG ON PURPOSE, AND UPON GETTING THE RESULTS YOU CAN BUILD A WHOLE NEW SYSTEM FROM THIS MISTAKE. ENAMEL IS A TECHNIQUE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO CREATE A MYSTERY. ”
170X36 CM; COPPER, ENAMEL
3. PINE. GOLDEN EVENING, 2020
"WE MUST LEARN TO ENJOY OF COMMUNICATING WITH THE LIVING. WHEN TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD, DISCOVERING NEW COUNTRIES AND CONTINENTS, OR SIMPLY WALKING IN NATURE, WE MUST REALIZE THAT THE LIFE THAT SURROUNDS US IS BEAUTIFUL AND VALUABLE. IT IS OUR DUTY TO RESPECT AND PROTECT THIS WORLD, TO LOVE AND TO BE IN HARMONY WITH IT. ”
51X102 CM; COPPER, ENAMEL