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8 brilliant Ukrainian artists known all over the world

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8 brilliant Ukrainian artists known all over the world

Every year brings new achievements for Ukraine's cultural heritage. Prominent Ukrainian artists actively sell their works at international auctions such as Phillips and Sotheby's. They participate in the Venice Biennale and their paintings can be seen in leading galleries in Europe. Learn more about popular Ukrainian artists whose works are known all over the world

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Ukraine has many talented people who inspire the world. Singers, actors, artists, and representatives of other artistic fields from Ukraine continue to conquer the global community. In this article, we will tell you about Ukrainian artists known even in the most remote corners of the world. 


Ilya Chichkan

The artist became famous back in 1990 when he participated in the New Wave movement, which was a manifestation of the transavant-garde. The artist creates works not only in the genre of painting, but also in photography, video and installation.

Chychkan's works were presented in the most famous galleries and museums in Europe and America, including the New York Museum of Modern Art. 

The most expensive work of art by Ilya Chichkan, IT (It), was presented at the Philips de Pury auction and sold for $70,000. 



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Nikita Kadan 

An artist known all over the world. He works in the genres of painting, graphic works and installations. 

The artist first participated in the New Ukrainian Painting exhibition in 2007. Since then, Nikita Kadan has participated in the event annually. 

The artist's first well-known solo exhibition was "Scene of Action", which was held at the Kyiv Museum in 2009. 

In his works, the artist depicts the changes that our country and the capital are going through. 


Sonia Delaunay

Ukrainian designer and artist. Delaunay was the author of a new style of painting - simultanism, which is characterized by the depiction of color movement in light. 

Sonia Delaunay became the first woman in the world to organize her own solo exhibition at the Louvre. 

"For me, there is no division between my painting and my decorative work. I have never considered 'applied arts' as something that hinders the development of an artist. On the contrary, it was a continuation of my art," says the artist. 




Ivan Marchuk

Ukrainian artist who was included in the list of "100 Best Living Geniuses" by the British newspaper Daily Telegraph.

Marchuk has created more than 5,000 works of art, opened more than 200 exhibitions, and became the founder of a new style called Plein Air. 

Today, the artist's works can be found in museums on 5 continents.



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Oleg Tistol 

One of the most famous Ukrainian artists in the world, who has participated in eminent exhibitions, events and auctions such as Bonhams, Christie's, Phillips, Sotheby's.

The artist's works were exhibited at the world's most famous biennials, including the São Paulo Biennial of Arts (1994) and the 49th Venice Biennale (2001). 

The artist's works are characterized by an individual style, which is characterized by rethinking stereotypes through experiments. 


Alexander Roitburd 

One of the most famous and expensive artists in Ukraine. His works start at a price of $15,000 to $30,000. The artist works not only in the genre of painting, but also in the genres of video, installation, graphics, and performance. 

Roytburd's works are exhibited in famous galleries around the world: the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Odesa Art Museum, PinchukArtCentre, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, etc. 




Oksana Mas 

A well-known Ukrainian artist who has participated in numerous international biennials, auctions and exhibitions.

Her works have been presented at eminent auctions such as Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips. Mas's works are currently in museum and private collections:  Stella Art Foundation, BREUS Foundation, Joerg Bongartz Collection, Sorelouzos Family Art Museum, Capital Group Art Foundation, etc. 

One of the most famous works of art by the artist is the mosaic "Look into Eternity" made of 15,000 Easter eggs and installed in St. Sophia Cathedral. 


Anatolii Kryvolap 

According to Forbes, Kryvolap is considered the most expensive artist of contemporary Ukrainian art. 

The artist's works are exhibited in the best museums and private collections around the world. In 2016, Anatoliy Kryvolap created a $5,000 prize for young artists. 

In 2013, the artist's painting "Horse. Evening" was sold in London for $186,000. 



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