“Islands”. Vsevolod Sharko. Watercolor. 31.10 – 19. 11. 2017
Watercolor (also aquarelle (French loanword) is a technique of painting using special watercolor paints, which dissolved in water and form a transparent suspension of a thin pigment, which allows for the effect of lightness and fine color transitions. But despite its apparent ease of technology, this is extremely difficult for perfect development. Even in big cities of Ukraine it is difficult to find masters who own this technique. One of such artists of virtuosos is Vsevolod Sharko. Oleg Kozak was such an artist in Lviv, who has recently pass away. Actually this exhibition Vsevolod devotes to the memory of an outstanding watercolorist… For this he will bring to Lviv 26 works full of lyrics.
Cold Coast, Unsigned Letters, Polar Dreams, Industrial Area, At the End of Time, Structure of the Autumn, Scents… These names could be the names of the poetry collections. However, this is the names of the series of watercolor works of the Dnipro artist, which are united by a joint exhibition named “Islands”:
… Surrounded by the time flows of the islands of human lives. Then open wind of doubt, then covered with snow forgotten hopes or decorated with the traces of loved ones, that barefoot ran through the sunshine of white pebbles. In the non-transparent depth of time, float the memories like fish. The elusive, on the verge of perception, they are alive, distinctly clear, approaching the very edge of the retina of the eye. The islands of human lives …
Vsevolod Sharko. Artist, jeweler-designer
Born in 1967
Participated in contests and festivals, group and solo exhibitions.
Works are in museums and private collections.
Solo watercolour exhibitions:
Dnipro, May 21th, 2016 – “Dnipropetrovsk Museum of Art”;
Odessa, August 19th, 2015 – “MM GALLERY PRODJECT” gallery;
Dnipro, May 20th, 2015 – “Literature Pridneprivya” museum;
Lviv, April 14th, 2015 – “Art Gallery Gerі Bowman”.
Participated in group and international exhibitions and watercolor contests:
Italy, 2017 – “Fabriano in Acquarello”;
Albania, 2017 – “2nd TIRANA INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR BIENNALE”;
Taiwan, 2016 – short-listed “Taiwan World Watercolor Competition and Exhibtion”;
Italy, 2016 – “Fabriano in Aquarello”;
India, 2015 – “INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY INDIA BIENNALE”;
Ukraine, 2015 – “Life in windy weather” in “Literature Pridneprivya” museum;
Albania, 2015 – “VIZart International Watercolor Biennale”;
United States, 2015 – “San Diego Watercolor Society 35th International Exhibition”;
Slovenia, 2015 – “BIENNIAL CASTRA”;
Turkey, 2013 – “THE BEST WATERCOLOR PAINTING OF MONTH CONTEST, June”.
I have 22-years experience in nearly all fields of interior design as well as in painting and grafic arts. I was production designer of six animated films (3D animation), art director, lead illustrator, headed design department of an advertising agency.
My porfolio includes the projects, which were nominated as finalists
and won the first prize in international and local contests amd festivals:
16th Moscow International Advertising Festival;
Competition of Advertising “Advertising Ruff 2006”;
International Advertising Festival “Idea 2005”;
“Identity: Best of the Best 2006”;
“DeArt Moscow 2005”;
“Kiev International Advertising Festival” (2001-2002);
“Sun Awards 2003”;
“The formula of advertising 2002”;
“Graphite 2002” and others…