Mischenko, Vasyl (Ukrainian)

Vasyl Mishchenko has been painting since his childhood. He came to the arts as a professional artist however, at an already mature age, having had legal training and education.

After graduating from university he started working at the Directorate of Artistic Exhibitions in Ukraine at the Ministry of Culture in 1973.

Whilst working at the Ministry of Culture he found himself within an active creative life. He started taking part in artistic exhibitions. He explored the best examples of modern Ukrainian imitative art. He got acquainted with the most famous Ukrainian artists and art critics and became the student of one of the most famous national artist of the former USSR, Mykhaylo Deregus.

Having worked for 4 years at Deregus’s studio, Vasyl mastered his painting technique and individual style. This was a great learning process.

Since mid 80’s he started taking part in exhibitions as a professional artist. His work got noticed quickly and was bought by museums for their collections. He admired portraits, landscapes, still lifes.

He also worked with thematic paintings. At that time he was working more in a realist style. The most interesting works of that time are “Mr and Mrs”, “Portrait of an old woman”, “Boundary”. Works by Vasyl of that time are located in bigger museums such as Kharkiv art museum, Khmelnytsk art museum, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky historical-cultural reserve, Korsun-Shevchenkivsky historical-cultural reserve and others.

Through Moscow charity funds, his works appeared abroad and were received successfully. Collectors approached him wishing to buy his works. Experts of the well known auction house “Christie’s” chose his work “Autumn morning” for the first Ukrainian auction of modern art in London in 1990.

At that moment for the first time he changed his creative style. Works of Vasyl Mishchenko became brightly decorative with deep colourful spots. At that time he was one of the first artists in Kiev who used a palette knife while painting with wide, open strokes.

Together with his creative work Vasyl Mishchenko participated in creating catalogues of the most famous Ukrainian artists. In the early 90’s he became the first director of the Museum of Modern Imitative art in Ukraine.

Now in his works the artist combines the realist school and impressionism. Being a master of landscape and still life, he masters his own neo-impressionistic style, reproducing the whole beauty and changeability of the surrounding world.

Vasyl Mishchenko is always different and unexpected. Constant search is the main feature of his creative work.

Revenko A.
Art critic


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Old Trees
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Old Trees

2009

Oil on Canvas

90 x 80 cm

£ 10,000.00

Small Village
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Small Village

2009

Oil on Canvas

90 x 80 cm

£ 8,000.00

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