Anatoliy Furlet “The day that flies over us.” Painting. March 14 – April 9, 2023.
“Ukraine is a miracle for me. There is nothing such beautiful as it in the world: fertile land, amazing people, customs, traditions, folklore, folk art, ancient mounds with their inexhaustible messages to us… This is the nourishing basis of my art process. And that makes me feel somehow selfishly happy that I was born right here on this earth.”
Artist from Chernivtsi Anatolii Furlet likes to work at home. But the events of the war forced him, although he continued to create every day, to be discouraged inside.
In 2022, Anatolii was lucky enough to go to the plein air in the south of France, which has been happening for many years in a row at the invitation to the guest house of the French artist of Ukrainian origin, Mr. Themistokle Virsta. This year, his widow – Mrs. Orysya – already took part.
“I always find something new in that Provence. My painting during such plein airs is not plein air in the classical sense. These are not sketchy landscapes of the azure coast, but my immediate stylization, spiritual processing of reflections. And also, I attracted a lot of Ukrainian to those French works.
As usual, in my work I develop complex compositions on the theme of signs and symbols of ancient Ukraine. Because I can’t make art without it. And as an artist, I cannot help but respond to the events of my time, so my every “day that flies by” is a hope for renewal, for art. This is the approach of a new life, and ultimately – Victory”.
Furlet Anatoliy Borysovych (February 13, 1958) – member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, member of the board of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists, painter, graphic artist, teacher, laureate of the regional literary and artistic award named after O. Kobylyanska, all-Ukrainian award named after M.G. Deregus in the field of painting, awarded with the jubilee honor of the Chernivtsi State Administration – the medal “100 years of the Bukovynsky viche”.
He was born in the village of Cheponosi, Khotyn district, Chernivtsi region. In 1983, he graduated from the Art and Graphic Faculty of the Odesa State Pedagogical Institute.
He worked as the director of an art school in Horodok, Khmelnytskyi district. Since 2000 he lived in Bucha, Kyiv region, where he organized special art classes with his own curriculum on the basis of school No. 4.
Anatolii Borysovych – participant of regional, all-Ukrainian and international exhibitions (USA, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Egypt, Lebanon, France, Slovakia, Romania, Italy), art projects and plein airs. Personal exhibitions of the artist were held in Chernivtsi (2011, 2012 – “Vernisage” cultural center, 2012 – “SweetArt” gallery, Chernivtsi Regional Art Museum – 2019, 2021), in the city of Sozopol, Bulgaria – 2004 in Oles (2009 – Museum of Modern Art), Lviv (2005 – Palace of Arts, 2017 – Museum of the History of Religion), Khmelnytskyi (2008 – Khmelnytskyi Regional Art Museum), Chernihiv (2003 – “Plast-Art” gallery, Kyiv (“Slavutich” gallery – 1993, “Lavra” gallery – 1994, – National Museum of Ukrainian Art – 2002, “White World” gallery, 2018, gallery “ABS-art” – 2013, 2016, 2022, National Academy of Arts – 2016, National Bank of Ukraine – 2017, “Mytets” gallery – 2018), Mariupol (art museum named after A.I. Kuindzhi – 2018), Kamianskyi, Dnipropetrovsk region, project “Stone grave. Reincarnation” (2016), Ivano-Frankivsk (exhibition hall of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine – 2018), in the USA (Boston, Harvard University), multiple participant of the All-Ukrainian historical and cultural festival “Mamay-fest” in Kamianske and the All-Ukrainian Biennale “Ukraine from Tripillia to the present in the images of modern artists”. I prize in the nomination “Original graphics” of the VII All-Ukrainian exhibition-competition of Yakutovych – 2014.
The artist’s works are kept in the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, in the Museum of Modern Art, Odesa, in the Khmelnytskyi Regional Art Museum, in the Chernivtsi Regional Art Museum, in the Museum of the History of Religion, Lviv, in the Art Museum of the City of Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk Region, in the funds of the Lviv Palace of Arts, and in the collections of private galleries in Ukraine and abroad, in particular, in the collection of Themistocles and Orisia Wirstiv, France.
At the moment, the artist lives and works in Chernivtsi.