Ivan Marchuk Opening
Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk among Britain’s “top hundred living geniuses, in Ankara with collaboration of Ukranian Embassy!
Ivan Marchuk was born in Moskalivka, a village in Ternopil Oblast in the family of a renowned weaver. In Soviet times, his paintings were under constant scrutiny by the KGB. In Protected content , the National Union of Artists refused to officially recognize his work, but by then he had more than 15 exhibitions in different cities of the former USSR. In the late Protected content he emigrated to Australia, then travelled to Canada and the USA. But, he was always drawn back to his native land. Viktor Yushchenko, third President of Ukraine promised to build an eponymous museum on the Andriyivsky Uzviz in Kyiv, and even laid the foundation stone at the site of the future building. Unfortunately, it was just an empty promise… Ivan Marchuk, a renowned and brilliant Ukrainian artist, founder of a new art style “Pliontanism” (from the Ukrainian “pliontaty” – to weave, knit).
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