ARTIST: Bo Kravchenko
WORK: Original Oil Painting, One of a Kind
Medium: Oil on Wood Panel
Subject: "Old Philadelphia"
SIZE: 18" x 18" x2" inch
Gallery Estimated Value: $1050,
Ready to use on the wall
Artist. Illustrator. Book graphic.
Born and raised in Eastern Europe, I earned a Fine Arts Master’s degree in book graphics at Kyiv State Academy of Arts. As a book graphic I illustrated a few Jerome K Jerome’s stories, A. Tolstoy’s novels, and developed the art concept for the museum of prominent Russian writer M. Bulgakov, including all publishing materials. As an art director and graphic designer I had an exciting career in advertising winning numerous awards at international ad festivals. My paintings are in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany, and USA.
My artworks are done in different techniques: watercolors, oil and pastel;
and genres: realism, grotesque, and to some extent, surrealism.
My recent paintings appear mysterious and emotionally charged with traces of a decorative approach. They have a fairy tale like appeal featuring birds, beasts and people. I do often resort to my favored device of personification and depict animals with human features. In simple words, my work is a separate world full of imagination.
1998 Contemporary book in Book Museum, Kiev
1999 Art Kiev Festival, Kiev
2000 Book graphics in Artist's house, Kiev
2003 Best artworks for bank 's calendar in Ukraine
2005 Solo exhibition, Triptich gallery, Kiev
2006 Solo exhibition, ArtBlues gallery, Kiev
2010 Solo exhibition “Impressions & Imaginations”, Molly House, Stuart, Fl.
2011 Group exhibition STUDIO 1608, WPB, Fl
2012 Group exhibition Stephen Jonhson, WPB, FL
2015 Group exhibition, 1608, gallery Stephen Jonhson, FL
2017 Group exhibition, the Nude Nite Art Show, Orlando, FL
2017 Group exhibition, Just My Height. Art Shows, Miami
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