Serhiy Chepel is a Ukrainian contemporary artist widely known and recognized for his sculptures inspired and co-created by nature itself. For him, the sculpture is a visual form that he notices in the world of living nature. His works combine wood and metal, volume and color. Every single piece is unique and intentionally oversized to showcase the intricate detail and beauty of nature's creations. Born in Lviv, Chepel comes from a long line of sculptors. He studied at the Lviv College of Decorative and Applied Arts (where he graduated in 1991) before continuing his education at Lviv Academy of Arts, majoring in Monumental and Decorative Sculpture in 1997.
Featured image: Serhiy Chepel - Cherry, 2018
(detail). Carved laminated birch & cast brass. 17 7/10 × 5 1/2 × 6 in. 45 ×
14 × 15.2 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Isabella Garrucho Fine Art