Arts, Artists, Artwork
Vladislav Metyolkin is a prominent Ukrainian landscape painter. BIOGRAPHY He was born on April 11, 1962 in the Metyolkino village, Lugansk region. 1988 – graduated from art-graphic faculty of Odessa Pedagogical Institute. Since 1991 – engages in creative activity. December 1994 – the first solo exhibition in Odessa. 1999 – Exhibition at the Academy of MIA. 2000 – Vladislav Metyolkin becomes a prominent figure in the cultural life of the capital and the city of Odessa, "Kiev Spring 2000", art project "Source", the Fifth International Festival of the Arts, International exhibition "Our home Odessa 2000", etc. For a significant contribution to the human rights, the NationalAcademy gave to Vladislav Metelkin the title of Academician. EXHIBITIONS 1994 – the first solo exhibition (Odessa, NationalHistoryMuseum) 1999 – Exhibition of works at the Academy of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine (Kiev) 2000 – participation in the exhibition "Kiev Spring 2000" (Kiev); Art project "Spring" (Kiev); International Exhibition "Our Home – Odessa" (Odessa); 2001 – Exhibition of painting "Euro image - 2001" (Kiev); "Art Bridge Project" (Odessa); "Odessa Art Panorama" (Odessa); "The Fifth International Festival of the Arts (Odessa); 2002 – Exhibition of paintings at the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (Kiev); Exhibition of paintings " The Poetry of Colours "(Kiev); 2007 – Art project "Blessing" (Berlin, the Russian House of Science and Culture); Solo exhibition (Kiev, Museum "Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine); Exhibition on the opening of the Foundation" Cultural Heritage ", in gallery "N-Prospect", Saint-Petersburg. 2007 – International Art Festival, Kiev 2008 – International Open air, Montenegro 2008 – Solo exhibition at the gallery "N-prospect", Saint – Petersburg. EXPERT OPINION Lost for human of XXI century the nature comes alive in all its charm and virginity on canvas of Vladislav Metyolkin. The artist takes a single motive, "passage", which in our perception can easily be organized into a coherent landscape view. Scale, which he chooses, is epically huge, but we feel that the scale of nature is more vast. His painting subjects are quite unassuming, but the artist finds the beauty and uniqueness of the scenery just in their material entity, including, for example, the wealth and richness of color reveals wading through the leaves sunlight. Masters is interested in nature in its concrete manifestations. He communicates with nature, pays attention to every leaf and blade of grass in his paintings. His nature is isolated from the human life, his paintings never animate human figures. The artist chooses the most ordinary motive and fully "trusts nature" ("On the meadow", "Sunny Day"), passes deep into the forest ("Sycomores", "Birchwood"), or refers to grandiose and epic nature ("Sunbeam after storm", "Wheat field" ). And every time his landscapes sound differently. His manner of working gives a special liveliness. His method of execution is similar in impressionist painting, in particular, in its apologists such as Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley. V. Metelkin can by right be called a master of the foreground. On the other hand, the magnitude and the epic scope of paintings affect very much. All this give a wonderful sense of "occurrence", immersion in the landscape. Perhaps this is the secret of the attraction of Metyolkin’s pantings.