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.