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"Memoir of Quebec 2019 30x24" by Viktor Shvaiko - Well Priced Oil on Canvas $5,700
Memoir of Quebec 2019 30x24 Original Painting by Viktor Shvaiko
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Viktor Shvaiko

"Memoir of Quebec 2019 30x24"

Hand Signed : Lower Left in Paint
Condition : Excellent
Not Framed
Purchased from : Gallery 2019
Story / Additional Info : The artist paints from dark to light, using a variety of brushes and palette knives as well as glazes and varnishes. He often has the complete image in his mind before he begins.His settings are inspired by real places he has visited, often using photographs or sketches he took on site as a basis. However, he exercises his artistic license to create ideal scenes that express his impressions or feelings of a locale.Shvaiko’s work shows a personal take on settings in Europe. Upon closer inspection, what appear to be simple compositions soon take on depth and complexity thanks to his subtle palette. Intimate settings, whether they are winding passageways or a view from a café window, draw in the viewer to immerse themselves.Shvaiko invokes the fourth dimension of time. Hints here and there, such as the angle of shadows or radiant sunlight, clue the viewer in to the time of day. Peeling walls or faded paint speak to the locale’s history. Hints of life also appear – flowers, signs, decorations, poured glasses of wine – all of which combine to give a sense of story.Shvaiko’s works have been exhibited in New York, Japan, Italy, Canada, Ukraine and many cities throughout the United States.
Certificate of Authenticity : Soho Ed.
LID : 136709
Viktor Shvaiko - Russian Federation

Art Brokerage: Viktor Shvaiko - Russian Artist: Viktor Shvaiko Born in Altai, one of Russia's most remote and off-the-beaten-track towns, Viktor Shvaiko grew up surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness. Shvaiko's natural inclination for fine arts and his strong urge to share his vision of nature drove him to find a way into the Novoaltaisk Artistic School, one of the two best schools for the arts in the former Soviet Union. Four years of strenuous studies enabled Viktor, a very diligent student, to acquire the skills of a true artist. Viktor credits his teacher, Ilbek Khairoullinov, for a true fine arts education. A strict regimen of drawing, an intricate technique of using colors, and the influence of the 19th century Russian artist Karl Brynllow brought Viktor Shvaiko close to a traditional academic style of painting. After having attained technical excellence in the manner of these traditional influences, the artist now possessed the tools with which to express his feelings to the world. At this point, Viktor's main focus became the beautiful Altai landscapes. The Shvaiko family then moved to Transkarpathia, the western mountainous portion of Ukraine. There Viktor became enchanted with the picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful countryside. He continued to paint and was invited to show in two one-person expositions in Moukachevo in 1990 and a group exhibition in Hungary in 1991. Shvaiko chafed under the stifling effect that the lingering Russian bureaucracy had on the careers of young artists. Unable to get a visa to a Western country, Viktor was permitted to travel to Yugoslavia. In the confusion of the civil war, Shvakio fled to Italy with his paintings strapped to his back, often encountering gunfire from roving bands of militia. Having arrived in Italy virtually penniless, Viktor survived by selling his paintings on the streets of Rome. He managed to build a following for himself, and save some money. He eventually returned to a now more liberalized Russia, and was able to obtain passage to America. Arriving in New York with little money and less English, Viktor was again able to survive by selling his work. Art Brokerage is a major secondary dealer in original Viktor Shvaiko original paintings on Canvas. Original painting listings wanted.