Shores of Love, Odessa.
An exhibition of Paintings by Roman Petruk - July 2018.
ArtMalta co-ordinator Sergiy Agnieko (Left) with the artist (Right) at his exhibition in Odessa; Shores of Love. Roman's Lastest Painting - "JENNIFER. Memory of Chingiz Aymatov'' 80 x 70 cm.
Odessa is the third most populous city of Ukraine and a major tourism center, seaport and transportation hub located on the northwestern shore of the Black Sea. In July 2018, Roman Petruk is holding his exhibition of paintings Shores of Love in Odessa.
Roman Petruk was born on October 14th, 1991 in Lutsk, Ukraine. He graduated from the Lutsk Art School. Since 2008 he studied at the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture (NAOMA) in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2015 he graduated with Honors from the Workshop of Painting and Temple Culture named after Mykola Storozhenko at NAOMA. Then he entered to the post-graduate study in Academy. Roman is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. He works in the field of painting, graphic art, monumental and sacred art. He is a participant of more than 50 national, international and personal exhibitions and plenaries.
Roman Petruk is a master of deep psychological artistic transmission of the human character in paints. Innovation of the artist is a masterful combination of the classical school of drawing and painting with the expressive symbolic manner of images visualization, which in the artist`s works acquires either secretly-mysterious features, or emotionally explosive force. According to the master, each of his portraits has its own performance technique. There`s someone he writes smoothly, in some places he has to scratch, sometimes he puts over ten layers of paints. He does it all in order to express the psychology of the person depicted on the portrait and to show the sound of his/her soul. The works of the artist are stored in the funds of NAOMA, in a private and museum collections of Europe.
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