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The artist was born in 1963. Studied at the Kiev National Academy of Art with professor Storozhenko.

He is an artist in his prime. Impetuous, humorous, clever, astir with creative energy. He is a person determined to seize every moment of life and to make the most of each. A consumate professional, a prolific painter, a loving father and husband, and a slightly enigmatic character are all a part of what makes Belski who he is.

Being constantly busy with his secular concerns, he nevertheless rushes to his studio every day as to prayer. There, in his workspace, a great mystery occurs where his received impressions are transferred to the canvas through a plenitude of emotional outpouring.

The subject of his body of work has been clearly delineated from the start: it's elemental. Water is his chosen element and provides the base, emotionally and artistically for his pictures. In his works, HE is a ship named Edward sailing the seas of the mind and heart. Around him lives calm and the ideal. His haven is the waves, the smell of the salty air, the gentle rocking of his ship, and the expanse of endless space stretching out toward the ever-distant horizon - all part of his language of metaphor and emotion.
Women are also a prominent aspect of the content of his paintings. They are delicate, dreamy, graceful and somewhat unreal. Some of them appear as warriors with strong features and helmet-like hats adorning them. Others seem as though they might be priestesses full of ideas about the future and wisdom about life. These female characters are notably never specific and furthermore, Belski does not work from live models or photographs. Many of the female portraits in fact, may be viewed as parts of Belski himself - the artist's examination or exploration of the many facets which comprise his being. In composition, Belski often concerns himself with harmony and the equality of things. His pictures are often of two people together: a pair of faces, two faces in one, two figures in one, etc. All images reflect his treatment of the metamorphic quality both nature and humans possess, beyond this, the idea that there is a greater harmony and order in the world.

While Belski's style is often seen to reflect a great influence from the French school, it is still very much his own. His authorship is an integral part of each work as his signature brush strokes and color compositions are unmistakably his. The sensuality and visceral approach to his work lend it all a great sense of emotion. They are meditations and vessels of his emotional life and the profound travels of his mind and heart.

It is a pleasure to watch this artist grow and change with time. He offers us a world at once familiar and fantastic. Elements of the real combine with and enjoy their counterparts from the Belsky's imagination.

Olga Bebko, gallerist

Personal exhibitions

2005 - Galery "Triptych" Kiev, Ukraine
2005 - Dim Mikoly Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2005 - "Sovyart", Kiev, Ukraine
2004 - Galery "36" Kiev, Ukraine
2004 - Galery "Triptych" Kiev, Ukraine
2004 - Galery "Le siants" Prague, The Czech Republic
2003 - Galery "Galie" Bordo, France
2002 - Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kiev, Ukraine
2002 - Galie gallery, Bordeaux, France
2002 - Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2001 - Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2001 - The Dark Side of the Moon, ART MASTER gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2001 - Dim Mykoly gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2000 - Night Fernet, ART MASTER gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1999 - Liuboff: L' Amour. Or sea traveling with a romantic, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1998 - The Free Wind, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1998 - Sea, Women, Flowers, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1998 - In the Hands of the Sea, Graffon gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1996 - Night in Barcelona, Slavutych gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1994 - New Expressions, L-ART gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1993 - Paris Walks, Vesta Art gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

Group exhibitions

2005 - "Art-Karlsruhe", Germany
2005 - "Art-Manchester", UK
2005 - "Art-Ireland", Dublin, Ireland
2004 - ART international 2004. www.art-zurich.com "Le siants galerie".
2004 - Salon INDEPENDANTS, Paris, France
2003 - ART-Festival, Shtutgart, Germany
2003 - ART-Geneva Festival,
2002 - Art-Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2002 - Grand Prix on Marina festival, Odessa, Ukraine
2001 - Art Festival, Magdeburg, Germany
1999 - The Last Romantics, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1999 - Art Festival, The Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine
1999 - The Black Coffee, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1999 - The Heart Meridian, The Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine
1999 - The Light Kisses, Tadzio gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1998 - Charitable exhibition for the benefit of the artist Vaisverg, Kiev, Ukraine
1998 - 1 + 1, Lavra gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1998 - The 5 International Festival of Arts, Miro gallery, Snina, Slovak Republic
1997 - Art Festival, The Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine
1996 - Auction of modern art of Ukraine, Museum of Ukrainian Arts, Kiev, Ukraine
1996 - Territory - Text, Slavutich gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1996 - Art Festival, The Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine
1996 - From the Artists to the Children, Slavutich gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1996 - Trukhaniv Island, Lavra gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
1995 - Miro gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1994 - Drouaux auction, Paris, France
1993 - ART MAKES, Kiev, Ukraine
1992 - Sedniv 92, The House of Artists, Kiev, Ukraine
1991 - First Bienniale of Ukrainian Art, The House of Artists, Lvov, Ukraine
1991 - Exhibition of Ukrainian Art, Marvinholm, Sweden
1990 - Youth Exhibition, The House of Artists, Kiev, Ukraine
Prague, Czech Republic, 2003

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Artwork name: Untitled I

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2013
oil on canvas
100cm x 150cm
(39" x 59")

Price: £2407 GBP

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