Eduard Belsky

He is an artist in his prime. Impetuous, humorous, clever, astir with creative energy. He is a person determined to seize every moment of life and to make the most of each. A consumate professional, a prolific painter, a loving father and husband, and a slightly enigmatic character are all a part of what makes Belsky who he is.

Being constantly busy with his secular concerns, he nevertheless rushes to his studio every day as to prayer.There, in his workspace, a great mystery occurs where his received impressions are transferred to the canvas through a plenitude of emotional outpouring.

The subject of his body of work has been clearly delineated from the start: it's elemental.
Water is his chosen element and provides the base, emotionally and artistically for his pictures. In his works, HE is a ship named Edward sailing the seas of the mind and heart. Around him lives calm and the ideal. His haven is the waves, the smell of the salty air, the gentle rocking of his ship, and the expanse of endless space stretching out toward the ever-distant horizon - all part of his language of metaphor and emotion.
Women are also a prominent aspect of the content of his paintings. They are delicate, dreamy, graceful and somewhat unreal. Some of them appear as warriors with strong features and helmet-like hats adorning them. Others seem as though they might be priestesses full of ideas about the future and wisdom about life. These female characters are notably never specific and furthermore, Belsky does not work from live models or photographs. Many of the female portraits in fact, may be viewed as parts of Belsky himself - the artist's examination or exploration of the many facets which comprise his being.
In composition, Belsky often concerns himself with harmony and the equality of things. His pictures are often of two people together: a pair of faces, two faces in one, two figures in one, etc. All images reflect his treatment of the metamorphic quality both nature and humans possess, beyond this, the idea that there is a greater harmony and order in the world.

While Belsky's style is often seen to reflect a great influence from the French school, it is still very much his own. His authorship is an integral part of each work as his signature brush strokes and color compositions are unmistakably his.
The sensuality and visceral approach to his work lend it all a great sense of emotion. They are meditations and vessels of his emotional life and the profound travels of his mind and heart.

It is a pleasure to watch this artist grow and change with time. He offers us a world at once familiar and fantastic. Elements of the real combine with and enjoy their counterparts from the Belsky's imagination.

 

He was born in 1963 in the region of Valyn in the Ukraine.
 

Courses:

Diploma of "National School of Arts" and of the "College of Fine Arts" in  Dniepropetrovsk.

1991 he graduated his studies at the academy for fine arts in Kiev (department of monuments)
1992 he became member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine

Personal exhibitions

2002

  • Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Galie gallery, Bordeaux, France
  • Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • gallery Classic, Prague, Czech Republic
  • biennale marine ( grand prix ), Odessa, Ukraine
  • Autriche, Vienne, galerie Artwien

2001

  • Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • The Dark Side of the Moon, ART MASTER gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dim Mykoly gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

2000

  • Night Fernet, ART MASTER gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

1999

  • Liuboff: L' Amour. Or sea traveling with a romantic, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

1998

  • The Free Wind, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Sea, Women, Flowers, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • In the Hands of the Sea, Graffon gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

1996

  • Night in Barcelona, Slavutych gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

1994

  • New Expressions, L-ART gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

1993

  • Paris Walks, Vesta Art gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
     

Group exhibitions

2003

  • Prague, Czech Republic

2002

  • Art-Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Grand Prix on Marina festival, Odessa, Ukraine

2001

  • Art Festival, Magdeburg, Germany

1999

  • The Last Romantics, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Art Festival, The Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine
  • The Black Coffee, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  •  The Heart Meridian, The Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine
  •  The Light Kisses, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

1998

  • Charitable exhibition for the benefit of the artist Vaisverg, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1 + 1, Lavra gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • The 5 International Festival of Arts, Miro gallery, Snina, Slovak Republic

1997

  • Art Festival, The Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine

1996

  • Auction of modern art of Ukraine, Museum of Ukrainian Arts, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Territory - Text, Slavutich gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Art Festival, The Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine
  • From the Artists to the Children, Slavutich gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Trukhaniv Island, Lavra gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

1995

  • Miro gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

1994

  • Drouaux auction, Paris, France

1993

  • ART MAKES, Kiev, Ukraine

1992

  • Sedniv 92, The House of Artists, Kiev, Ukraine

1991

  • First Bienniale of Ukrainian Art, The House of Artists, Lvov, Ukraine
  • Exhibition of Ukrainian Art, Marvinholm, Sweden

1990

  • Youth Exhibition, The House of Artists, Kiev, Ukraine
Die Nacht
Die Nacht
Original auf Leinwand
130 x 170 cm
Eine Nacht in Cannes
Eine Nacht in Cannes
Original auf Leinwand
130 x 190 cm
Sie
Sie
Original auf Leinwand
50 x 110 cm
Geburt
Geburt
Original auf Leinwand
2005
130 x 190 cm
Der König 2
Der König 2
Original auf Leinwand
60 x 150 cm
Erschaffung der Welt
Erschaffung der Welt
Original auf Leinwand
200 x 200 cm
Sommer
Sommer
Original auf Leinwand
80 x 210 cm