Petro Lebedinets “Composition 6”


Date of the work: 2019;
Oil, canvas;
Dimensions: 110 x 120 cm;

Petro Lebedynets is a Ukrainian painter, abstract artist, well known both in Ukraine and abroad. He was born in 1956 in Melitopol, Zaporizhia region. Having turned 12, he started to attend an art studio for children at the Shevchenko Palace of Culture where his teacher was A. Fesiuk. The first teacher of the to-be professional artist did not seek to teach his students paint still lifes with flowers or plaster busts, but tried to teach them to see the world through color, poetry and music, since he not only painted, but also wrote poetry and even played the balalaika. It was in the art studio, where Lebedynets tried everything – painting, plastic arts, embossing, – that he realized that the main thing in creativity was an individual worldview and handwriting.

He graduated from Kyiv State Art Institute, where he learned from V. Shatalin (1978-1984). Like many others, the artist began his creative career by studying the basics of academic painting. In 1984, he defended a diploma at the Kyiv State Art Institute with a big painting on the then popular military subject. However, he felt an unceasing inner need of change. Lebedynets began to fill his realistic paintings with decorative flowers and symbolic forms. Having grown fairly tired of the academicism implanted in the institute, and having received his diploma, Petro Lebedynets decided not to replicate realistic canvases, and instead began experimenting with color. The search for his own pictorial language lasted for several years. Drawing inspiration from Matisse and Gauguin, the coloristic theories of Johannes Itten and Wassily Kandinsky, Mr. Lebedynets developed his own formula of color. The artist himself does not consider it innovative. Overall it’s not of essence, since for him it is not loud manifestos that matter, but rather inner freedom.

He’s been a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1990.

Winner of numerous awards: certificate of honor of the participant of the Art Festival “Our Heritage” (Metropolitan Museum and National Arts Club, New York); honorary prize “Artist of the Year” at the International Art Festival in Kyiv in 1997, honorary prize of the winner of the creative competition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the UN in Ukraine in 1996, honorary prize of the jury of the international exhibition “Contemporary Art” in Nice in 1996.

Personal exhibitions:

“Illusion”, art space of the Central Department Store, Kyiv

Petro Lebedynets, Zavalnyi Art Center, Kyiv
Petro Lebedynets. Paintings, Tauvers Gallery International, Kyiv

Petro Lebedynets, within the framework of Kyїv Art School project, Kyiv History Museum

Exhibition of paintings by artist Petro Lebedynets, Kalivoshko & Shubina Gallery, Kyiv
Exhibition. Paintings of Petro Lebedynets, NU ART Gallery, Kyiv

Reconciliation. Petro Lebedynets. — Seco Group. Jičín/Czech Republic

Abstraction and Woman. – Triptych Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine
Art In Motion. – FERRARI KIEV Showrooom. Catalog. Kyiv/Ukraine
IV Fine Art Ukraine. – Mystetsky Arsenal Museum Complex. Catalog. Kyiv/Ukraine
Expansion of Art. – Plast-Art Chernihiv Museum of Modern Art. Chernihiv/Ukraine

Allegory. – Mystetska Zbirka Gallery Kyiv/Ukraine
Expansion of Art. – Museum of Contemporary Art of Ukraine. Catalog. Kyiv/Ukraine

Lenin Gallery. Zaporizhia/Ukraine
Khmelnytskyi Regional Art Museum. Khmelnytskyi/Ukraine
Mystetska Zbirka Gallery Kyiv/Ukraine

Triptych Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine
Kroshytskyi Art Museum in Sevastopol. Sevastopol/Ukraine

The National Arts Club. New York/USA
Volga Gallery. Moscow/Russia
Inter Art Galerie Reich. Cologne/Germany
Bottega Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine

Palais des Nations. United Nations Office at Geneva. Geneva/Switzerland
Maritime Art Gallery. Odesa/Ukraine
National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine
FANAR Home Gallery. Lugnorre/Switzerland

Inter Art Galerie Reich. Cologne/Germany

Painting. – Soviart Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine

Color Perception. – Soviart Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine

Embassy of France in Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine

Stream. – Art Center on Kostiolna Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine

Heuberg 40 Gallery. Basel/Switzerland
Polyphony of Colour. – Ukrainian House. Kyiv/Ukraine

Art Felchlin Gallery. Zurich/Switzerland
Kyiv Museum of Russian Art. Kyiv/Ukraine
MR Burogalerie. Bern/Switzerland

Inter Art Galerie Reich. Cologne/Germany

Galerie Robin Ledouze. Paris/France

Irena Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine

Irena Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine

International Renaissance Foundation. Kyiv/Ukraine

The Sense Collection. Kyiv/Ukraine

Group exhibitions:

UKRAINIAN SPACE, Library Art Center, Chernigov

Female Portrait, House of Artists, Kyiv
Treasures of Ukraine, Zavalnyi Art Center, Kyiv

Ceremonial Portrait, White World, Kyiv

White World. Anthroposphere, White World, Kyiv

Pinacotheca III, RA Gallery, Kyiv

International project R-EVOLUTION. – CDAN. Huesca/Spain
Ukrainian Contemporary Art Exhibition. — Ukrainian Art Gallery & Darren Baker Gallery. London/UK.
All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition ABSTRACT PAINTING OF UKRAINE. – National Union of Artists of Ukraine. – Kyiv/Ukraine

Art Monaco ’14. Contemporary Art Fair. – Grimaldi Forum. Monaco
Contemporary Abstraction. — TEW Galleries. Atlanta/USA
Ukraine. Archetype of Freedom. – Novomatic Forum. Vienna/Austria
VIVA VINNITSA, Art-Shik, Vinnytsia/Ukraine

Art Studio Voluiky. — Lviv Art Palace. Catalog. Lviv/Ukraine
All-Ukrainian Triennial of Painting. – National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Catalog. Kyiv/Ukraine
Ukrainian Eroticism. – Mystetska Zbirka Gallery Kyiv/Ukraine

Crimean NUDE ART. – Kroshytskyi Art Museum in Sevastopol. Catalog. Sevastopol/Ukraine
Communication XXI. – National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine
Spaces of Gravity. Kyiv School. – Odesa Museum of Western and Oriental Art. Catalog. Kyiv/Ukraine

The First Plein Air of Abstractionists “Abstract Rows”. – Arts Support Fund. Kyiv/Ukraine
Artexpo New York. New York/USA
IV Biennale of Classic Abstract Art. – Sevastopol Art Museum. Sevastopol/Ukraine
Painting of 1960-2000. – Soviart Center for Contemporary Art. Kyiv/Ukraine
Breath of Earth. Ukrainian Non-Figurative Painting. – М17 Contemporary Art Center. Kyiv/Ukraine
Image of the Music in the Abstract. – Odesa Museum of Western and Oriental Art. Odesa/Ukraine
Independent. New Art of a New Country. – Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kyiv/Ukraine

Spaces of Gravity. – Bezpala-Brown Gallery. Toronto/Canada
100 Years of Abstract Art. – Kroshytskyi Art Museum in Sevastopol. Sevastopol/Ukraine
Berdiansk Art Museum of Brodsky. Berdiansk/Ukraine
Art Show Zurich 2010. Zurich/Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Art of Chernihiv. Chernihiv/Ukraine
Dualism Art Project. – Siedel Gallery. Cologne/Germany

The Conversation. – Art Basel Miami Beach. Miami/USA
Winter Exhibition. – Inter Art Galerie Reich. Cologne/Germany
Art Project: Crimea. Reflection of Truth? Siedel Gallery. Cologne/Germany
Petro Lebedynets and Herrmann Haindl. – Town Hall. Frankfurt/Germany
Sevastopol Art Museum. Sevastopol/Ukraine
From Metropolitan to Russian. – Kyiv Museum of Russian Art. Kyiv/Ukraine
Our Heritage. – The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York/USA
Poseidon’s Gifts. – Kolo-Zaspy Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine
Ukrainian and Deutsch Lyric and Art. – Hofheim District Centre. Hofheim/Germany

Art-Kyiv 2008. Kyiv/Ukraine

Salt Symphony. – Salt Gallery. Soledar/Ukraine
Art-Kyiv 2007. Kyiv/Ukraine
Contemporary Art of Ukraine. Hobby Gallery. Tbilisi/Georgia

Ukrainian painting of the late XX-early XXI century. – Lufcik Gallery. Warsaw/Poland
Anixis Gallery. Baden/Switzerland
Artmanezh-2006. – Triptych Gallery. Moscow/Russia

Artmanezh-2005. – Volga Gallery. Moscow/Russia
Territory of Soul. – Ukrainian House. Kyiv/Ukraine

Fourth International Art Festival. Magdeburg/Germany
Ukrainian Art Through American Eyes. – Ukrainian Institute of America. New York/USA
Women near the Mirrors. – Anixis Gallery. Baden/Switzerland

Winter Exhibition. – Inter Art Galerie Reich. Cologne/Germany
International Art Studio Project. – Art Center on Kostiolna. Kyiv/Ukraine
Art & Vision Gallery. Geneva/Switzerland
Spring Colors. – Anixis Gallery. Baden/Switzerland

Art of Ukraine. – Central House of Artists. Moscow/Russia

The Crossroads. Contemporary Art of Ukraine at the Turn of the Centuries. – Museum of Art History in Vienna. Vienna/Austria
Consecrated by Freedom. – National Art Museum of Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine
Inter Art Galerie Reich. Cologne/Germany

Exotic Art. – Art Felchlin Gallery. Zurich/Switzerland
Spring in Kyiv. – Anixis Gallery. Baden/Switzerland
East European Group Exhibition. – Art Felchlin Gallery. Zurich/Switzerland
Noah’s Ark. – National Art Museum of Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine

National Art Rating ‘99. – Ukrainian House. Kyiv/Ukraine
Erotic Art. – Art Felchlin Gallery. Zurich/Switzerland
Genealogy of Color. – National Art Museum of Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine
20 Artists of Ukraine Project. – Atelier Karas Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine
Anixis Gallery. Baden/Switzerland
Presentation of Ukrainian Art. – Embassy of Ukraine. Bern/Switzerland
Art of Ukraine. – Galerie Doktorhaus. Oberdiessbach/Switzerland

Winter Exposition. – Inter Art Galerie Reich. Cologne/Germany
Atelier Karas Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine
Art of New Image. – Lavra Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine
Non-Figurative Painting of Ukraine of 1950-1990. – Ukrainian House. Kyiv/Ukraine

Non-Figurative Painting. – Ukrainian House. Kyiv/Ukraine
Art of New Ukraine. – Representative Office of Bavaria in Bonn. Bonn/Germany
Euroart ‘97. – International Salon of Contemporary Independent Artists. Barcelona/Spain
Inter Art Galerie Reich. Cologne/Germany

Art Competition Dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the UNO. – UNO representative office in Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine
Ukrainian Classical Avant-Garde & Modern Art. – Ukrainian House. Kyiv/Ukraine
New Space. – Gallery of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine
Et caetera. – International Academy of the Environment. Geneva/Switzerland
Et Caetera Project. Open Space. – Hans Seidel Foundation. Kyiv/Ukraine
D’ART International Salon of Modern Art. – D’ART International Salon of Modern Art. Nice/France
Martinez Gallery. Cannes/France
Et caetera. – National Art Museum of Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine
Et caetera. – Stadthaus Exhibition Hall. Mannheim/Germany
Culture and City. The Autumn Opening Day. – Kyiv Lavra Art Gallery. Kyiv/Ukraine

Red, Black, White. Small Picture. – Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Kyiv/Ukraine
Contemporary Painting of Ukraine. – Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History. Brussels/Belgium

Spring’94. – Union of Artists of Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine
Small Picture. – Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Kyiv/Ukraine
Khust’94. – Ukrainian House. Kyiv/Ukraine

Art of Ukraine. – Museum of the Augustines. Toulouse/France
Plastic Arts. – National Art Museum of Ukraine. Kyiv/Ukraine
Exhibition of Paintings by Russian and Ukrainian Artists. – Town Hall. Hofheim/Germany

Exhibition of Paintings by Ukrainian and Polish Artists. – Old Tower Gallery. Konin/Poland

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