Sergei Ovcharuk (Sulima) was born in 1963 in Lviv, Ukraine, studied at Khmelnitskiy school of arts.
Sergei is a dreamer and a romantic, with the soul of a sailor and the delicate hands of an artist. Sergei’s paintings offer a fresh view on the classic style, and immerse us in the mysteriously spiritual world of impressionism. The amazing combination of the old master’s painting traditions with expressive colors awakens imagination and leads to deep philosophical thinking.
In 1982 Sergei met an outstanding master-colorist Vladimir Borodin and became his student for further 4 years. As Sergei is saying, this was a determining event in his life.
A combination of the romantic-symbolic sense of the world and passion for color became the foundation of Sergei’s professional development as a painter.
Sergei dedicated his efforts over many years to uncovering the secrets and technical skills of the Golden Century’s old Holland masters (17c.), which had strengthened, inspired and broadened his creative base. And thus his personal, intimate philosophical world of the simple but deep life’s stories was born: “The world of the talking things” in the still life genre.
However, the romantic component of the artist’s soul inevitably led him to impressionism, where the foundation of Sergei’s creativity met expression and harmony of colour, which constantly attract us with their dazzling newness and unpredictability. For his impressionistic paintings, master purely uses a pallet knife. For painter- colorist , he says , the pallet knife technique is the best to reflect the colour emotions of his own soul.
Art gallery “Icehouse “, Holland park, Ilchester Place, London W8 6LU
September 27- October 12, 2014. 11 am – 7 pm daily
Information taken from: http://www.sovcharuk-art.eu/bio.html