Oleksandr Zhyvotkov

Ukraine 1964


Oleksandr Zhyvotkov
Oleksandr Zhyvotkov
March 23, 2015
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Oleksandr Zhyvotkov is renowned visual artist from Ukraine, known for his deeply involving series of paintings. Zhyvotkov seems to be drifting away from painting, however, at the same time it is painting and modifications of black that he presents to a viewer.

Zhyvotkov’s picture complicated, beautiful, wounded, with its cuts and a troubled pain layer, is a philosophical embodiment of the artist’s firm belief in spirituality strengthening and infinity. His painting style comprises icon flatness, severity of artistic means, ascetic restricted palette.

Zhyvotkov was born in 1964. He is the member of the National Artists Union of Ukraine since 1989.From 1975 until 1982 Oleksandr studied at Taras Shevchenko Republican Art School, Kyiv, Ukraine and after that, he went on studying on  the Kiev State Art Institute.

His works are in museums of Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Sumy. Also they are in the museums of Russia, USA, Austria and in private collections and galleries of European countries, USA, Asia and Africa.

Zhyvotkov lives and works in Kyiv.

Year Exhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2008Participials, project of Bottega galleryFestival Art-Kiev, Ukrainian House, Kyiv, UkraineGroup
2008Picturesque sanctuary. Version 2008Bottega Gallery, Kyiv, UkraineGroup
2008From private collections, project of Bottega GalleryUkrainian House, Kyiv, UkraineGroup
2006 Border linecycle of exhibitions in Poland and Ukraine (Lviv)Group
2004 Good-bye, arms!Center of Arts Arsenal, Kyiv, UkraineGroup
200210 years of «Picturesque sanctuaryNational Art Museum, Kyiv, UkraineGroup
2001 Exhibition of Ukrainian ArtistsHarrah-Palace Museum, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2000 V Art FestivalUkrainian House, Kyiv, UkraineGroup
1999 The Art of XX CenturyArt Manezh, Moscow, RussiaGroup
1996Painting of the Zhivotkovs’ family for the last 10 yearsMuseum of Russian Art, Kyiv, UkraineGroup
1993Ukrainian vanguard of XX CenturyAugustine’s Museum, Toulouse, FranceGroup
1990Three generations of Ukrainian ArtKyiv-Odence-Copenhagen, Ukraine- DenmarkGroup