Oleksandr Korol

Oleksandr Korol

Oleksandr Korol was born in 1974, lives and works in Dnipropetrovsk.

In 1995 he graduated from Yevgeny Vuchetich State Art School, and in 2004 - from Ukrainian Academy of Printing in Lviv.

"With the exception of single cases when Oleksandr Korol lets himself dive into the pure abstraction, his works are populated by various creatures: from easily recognizable, but childishly, primitively stylized, to touching, unprotected, extraterrestrial (in meditative graphical or collage sheets of paper) and finally - fantasy, unreal, malformed and even horrifying. The painter may create a cozy circle marked with a theme of childhood and unexpectedly, like a child that tries to overstep the limits of permitted, - runs into the uncontrolled adult world with its fears and dangers. But there are more game and interest in this process: things transmitted from life into the plane surface stop scaring you."

Olena Hodenko-Nakonechna, art critic

Selected exhibitions

2015

The Way, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk

2014

In Our Paradise, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk, curated by Halyna Sklyarenko, Valeriy Saharuk

Minotaur Quest, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Pulse Of Africa, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk

2013

Noir, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk

2012

Bird's Milk, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Neofolk project, Ya Gallery art center's project within GOGOLFEST 2012, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Deus Ex Machina, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk

2011

Artists' Assosiation, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Kill Ptotography, Kvartira art centre, Dnipropetrovsk, curated by Oleksandr Lyapin

A Dream, Lenin Gallery, Zaporizhia

Caution, Children!, Literary Pridneprovie Museum, Dnipropetrovsk, curated by Iryna Besedina

2006

КUKOgrafiya, CITY Art Gallery, Dnipropetrovsk

AVTOportret, CITY Art Gallery, Dnipropetrovsk

AVTOportret, Lenin Gallery, Zaporizhia

Works
19.02.2020 – 16.03.2020
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
22.01.2020 – 17.02.2020
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
11.01.2020 – 16.02.2020
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
03.12.2019 – 09.01.2020
23.10.2019 – 01.12.2019
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
09.10.2019 – 09.12.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
04.09.2019 – 07.10.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
25.07.2019 – 25.08.2019
Exhibition National Folk Decorative Art Museum 9, Lavrska str., building 2, Kyiv
17.07.2019 – 02.09.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
12.06.2019 – 15.07.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
22.05.2019 – 26.05.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Mystetskyi Arsenal
20.06.2019 – 22.09.2019
Exhibition Lviv Lviv National Art Gallery named Boris Voznitsky
15.05.2019 – 10.06.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery