Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Imaginary World of Oleg Denysenko

The work of Ukrainian artist Oleg Denysenko mesmerizes the viewer and transports us to a place filled with knights and kings, whirlybirds and half-man half-machines. The whimsy of his work is fascinating, and his portraits harken back to a time of the great noble classes of the 19th c. In all, his work boggles our collective minds with his compositional prowess and expert line work.

Where do these images come from? Denysenko seems to have an endless supply with which to draw from.

Denysenko was born in 1961, in the Ukraine, and the artist currently lives and works in Lviv.

He graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Printing, specializing in Graphics(Printmaking).
He is internationally recognized for his prints, paintings, sculptures, and artist’s books, and he has received several awards for his work throughout Europe and the United States.

He has participated in numerous International Exhibitions and Symposiums in Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA, and Yugoslavia.

He is a member of Ukrainian Artist’s Union, and a member of the Academician Senate of International Academy of Modern Art, in Rome, Italy.

Some of Denysenko's images remind me of holiday Kris Kringle and then other remind me of a medieval knight, or an icon, or still yet the Man from La Mancha and Salvador Dali. The sparkling look of his work bounces our eyes across the print looking for the most minute details. As with other Eastern European artists, the detailing is everything. Denysenko does not disappoint. Get out your magnifying lenses, for there is much to find in this man's work.

If you would like to contact the artist, you can email him at:

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