Valeriy Skrypka

Valeriy Skrypka was born in 1964 in Zaporizhia, Ukraine into a family of artists. He graduated from the renowned Kyiv Academy of the Arts with a Master’s Degree in art in 1992. Skrypka’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. He melds contemporary narrative symbolism with the iconography of ancient, mythological traditions of Ukraine to create imaginative works of art that shed light on universal experience. Sam Hunter, emeritus professor of art history at Princeton University, has noted that Skrypka’s aggressive use of paint, in combination with delicate and ethereal subjects, results in totally original works of art. The figures, animals, birds, and objects, touchstones from Ukraine’s ancient past and traditions are skillfully blended with the artist’s own original expressions of contemporary experience. The paintings are strong examples of the artist’s ability to create aesthetic harmony, while not flinching from the contradictory discordant realities of twenty-first century life. These profound and enduring works of art invite the viewer to contemplate the very nature of existence.

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