OLEKSII GNIEVYSHEV WELCOME TO JAPAN
Oleksii Gnievyshev young talented German contemporary figurative painter originally from the heart of Ukraine, Kiev joins our list of ICAS gallery artists with his beautiful mesmerising realism storytelling paintings of the myths & legends that times forgot.
THE MYTHS & LEGEND COLLECTION – Here is Oleksii finest painting on The Myths & Legends series, the painting captures the story of Gaia
Greek mythology is full of incredible deities who represented diverse parts of existence and had a lot of influence over the world. Gaia, or Gaea, was the divine personification of the Earth and the matriarch of all things in existence. Often referred to as the Earth goddess, but she was more than that. She was the Earth itself.
MADE IN JAPAN COLLECTION
The Japanese wolf is worshipped in Japan and is particularly revered in Chichibu where many shrines pay tribute to the animals. One such shrine, Mitsumine Shrine, is said to have been founded by a prince, who after becoming lost in the mists of the Okuchichibu mountain range while on a mission to subdue a warring tribe, was guided to safety by a great white wolf.
Modern Japanese arts and literature also pay reference to the wolves. The animated film Princess Mononoke (1997), which is said to be based on the legend of the Mitsumine Shrine, features a great white wolf goddess that raises a human child called San, played by Yuriko Ishida in Japan
In folklore, the wolf was associated with the mountains (山, yama) and was thought to be both benevolent and malevolent. It is quick and agile, and Yanagita Kunio, the father of Japanese folklore studies, said that “the wolf can hide even where there is only a single reed”. In Edo period Japan, the word yama-inu became slang for a rabid dog.
WE WELCOME ENQUIRY FOR OLEKSII GNIEVYSHEV MYTHS & LEGENDS COLLECTION
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He spent his childhood, visiting an art school during his schooling years, which prepared him for later studies in art. In 2009, Oleksii was accepted at the Academy of Art in Kiev, where he studied for five years, receiving his degree in 2014. In his studies, he was mentored by teacher Volodimir Bagalika, a renowned artist and teacher on the Kiev scene in creative art and painting. STYLE Oleksii Gnievyshev possesses a unique and particular painting style that blends classical realism with a modern touch. In a series of portrayals, Oleksii narrates tales from Greek mythology and an interplay between human and animal nature.
His pictures appear vivid and powerful: the animals embody a particular sentiment, and the interaction between the characters tell a story. We notice his influences from Asian culture in Oleksii Gnievyshev’s works. The fascination with Japan stems from general interest and the artist’s historical and familial background. His family have their roots in Japan. When asked about his works’ inspiration, Oleksii speaks of the magnetic energies that individuals emanate and the specific kinds of wisdom that animals possess. The beauty of the interplay between two beings is what gives meaning and depth to his art. He also talks of abstract realism, an artistic movement given birth to renowned artists many centuries ago. In keeping with this tradition, Gnievyshev presents an abstract interpretation of real objects and forms, which are portrayed according to perception and feeling, giving life and authenticity to his oil paintings.
Oleksii graduated from The National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture of Ukraine. He participated in plenty of art events and exhibitions, nominated for the “Gold foundation of Ukraine”.
His original works are in the international collection worldwide, including Ukraine, Germany, India and the United Kingdom. Now living and working from his studio in Bruhl, Germany.
2008: First exhibition in the gallery “Мистець” in Kiev
2009: Second exhibition in the gallery “Мистець” Kiev
2009: Nomination “Golden Fund of the Nation”
2010: Participation in the exhibition in the Kunstskademie
2011: Participation in the exhibition in the Kunstskademie
2011: Award in the category ” Best portraits ”
2012: Participation in the exhibition in the Kunstskademie
2013: The victory in the category “Nude”
2014: Exhibition in Kiev
2014: Participation in the exhibition “Maidan” in Kiev
2014: Member of the gallery Artclub in Cologne
2014: collaboration with Galerie Iliev, Cologne
2014: The participation in the exhibition “Power of Art” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: The participation in the exhibition “eight years Artclub” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: First solo exhibition gro e “cultural vandalism” in K ln, Artclub?
2015: The participation in the exhibition “change of perspective” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: Participation in the exhibition “The nervous stomach of Salvador D.”
2015: The participation in the exhibition “Elemental (t)” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: The participation in the exhibition “ARTenreichtum” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: The participation in the exhibition “Oberflächentiefe” in Cologne, Artclub
2015: The participation in the exhibition „9 Jahre Artclub“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The exhibition in “Miriam Wolff | Friseur + Kunstraum” in Cologne
2016: The participation in the exhibition „Diverse Diversität“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The participation in the exhibition „Dramatische Motive“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The exhibition „Oleksii Gnievyshev“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The participation in „Offene Ateliers in Brühl 2016“
2016 The participation in the exhibition „Artpul“ in Pulheim
2016 The participation in the exhibition „Artisfaction“ in “A24 Gallery” in “TechnologiePark”
2016 The participation in the exhibition „Sinnsibilisiert“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016 The participation in the exhibition „Das muß so!“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016-2017: The exhibition “Alex Heil, Guido Guitarri und Olekseii Gnievyshev „ in
“TimmelessART“ in Cologne
2016 The participation in the exhibition „10 Jahre Artclub“ in Cologne, Artclub
2016: The exhibition in Rathausgalerie Brühl
2017: The exhibition in “Brühler Wirtshaus”, Brühl
2017: Die Einzelausstellung „Videniya“ in der Universitäts- und stadtbibliothek Köln
2017: Die Teilnahme an der Ausstellung “Rinascimento Siciliano” in Catania
2017: Die Teilnahme an der Ausstellung “Strom” in Brühl
2017: Die Teilnahme an der Ausstellung “Sommer, Sonne, Sand & Meer ”
in ARTraum-MoSiMo Galerie in Rees
2017: Die Teilnahme an der Ausstellung “Jahresausstellung 2017”
in Co/Atelier in Köln
2017: Teilnahme an der Ausstellung „Four Seasons Art Fair“ in Amsterdam
2017: Teilnahme an der Ausstellung in Mailand, 14 September –
bei der MAILAND FASHION WEEK PRÄSENTIERT ARS ART SPACE IN MAILAND
FASHION LIBRARY (via Alexandria, 8) Die Parade s / s 2018.
2018:Teilnahme an der Ausstellung „In the light of Amsterdam“ in Amsterdam
2018: Teilnahme an der Ausstellung „DamArs“ in Mailand
2018: Teilnahme an der Kunstmesse „Kölner Liste 2018“ in Köln
2019 – ICAS – Vilas Fine Art Colour of Life