11 awards! These many accolades have been received by BISU Primary school student for his paintings.
He is only seven but his talent is already recognised by the renowned Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk. Looking at his works Mr Marchuk said: “You are not a student, you are my colleague.” Ivan Marchuk is one of the distinguished contemporary Ukrainian artists listed among the top 100 living genius according to British newspaper Telegraph.
BISU student’s works were praised at all-Ukrainian arts competition #MYSTETSTVO. The British International School also received an award for supporting the young artist.
The young artist gave us a brief interview and we learnt a few exciting things about him.
He is a self-taught artist who paints every day. He started painting at 4, creating 100-150 paintings a year. Now he has approximately 500 pictures which he occasionally presents to his friends, fans and family.
Life lasts is the name of his own best-loved work. The naming of the paintings is a meticulous process in itself sometimes taking weeks to devise. But the names are as deep as his works: The doorway to another world, Eyes in the Sky, Spring power, Flying Angel.
The painters that influence and inspire him most are Gerhard Richter and Ivan Marchuk. However, most ideas for his works are taken from his own thoughts.
Speaking about his preferences in art the young painter is true to himself and among favourite museums, his favourite exhibition is the one with Ivan Marchuk’s works.