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Exhibition of works by Volodymyr Klymkovych and Vasyl Pariii



Exhibition of works by Volodymyr Klymkovych and Vasyl Pariii

On 20 November 2018 in the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life the artists Volodymyr Klymkovych and Vasyl Parii presented the works in a rather rare genre of Veduta.

About 30 works acquaint the viewer not only with the landscapes of Uzhhorod and Transcarpathia, but also show the views of the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, and England. There is a lot of water and a special sky on canvases.

All works differ in detail and photographic accuracy of the image. During the opening of the exhibition, those present successfully noted that these works are radically different from the paintings of representatives of the Transcarpathian School of painting.

Volodymyr Klymkovych has been engaged in painting for more than 30 years and has presented to the public the works performed during the last decade. Interestingly, he studied the drawing himself – he has a rich library, where he studies, analyses works of world art and improves his own skills. It takes a long and difficult time to work on the paintings, the artist admits. It takes a few months to create one.

“I turn on the music and draw for hours: the day is changing for the night, like the flap of a black wing of a bird – and I still write. And only then I will find out what is happening outside the studio – in the country and in the world,” – Volodymyr Klymkovych says.

Oil paintings by Volodymyr Klymkovych’s pupil Vasyl Parii are distinguished by a richer colour range – this indicates the formation of the author’s style. By the way, Parii started painting only in 2013 and has already achieved remarkable success.

“As an artist, I was born thanks to Volodymyr Klymkovych – it was he who gave an impulse to paint. For myself, I chose not typical for Transcarpathia genre Veduta, because it is more interesting for me in terms of complexity and colours” Vasyl Parii says.

During the opening of the exhibition, the Transcarpathian artist Michael Peter noted the high professionalism of the works and said: “Urbanistics is a very complicated topic. Here we see reliable images of monuments of architecture of Uzhhorod, and not only. The works have precise detailing, colour harmony, and successful compositional solutions. I am surprised by the professionalism of the artists and wonder why I have not seen these works before!”

The exhibition will last in the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life until 4 December 2018.

Text: Kseniia Shokina
Photo: Robert Dovganych
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