Born 1960 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Graduated 1986 from the Kyiv State
Institute of Art.
The magazine "Compass"
To celebrate the arrival
of the warm spring weather, and in anticipation
of the Orthodox Easter holidays, ARTEast
gallery would like to welcome all AmCham
Members and their guests to the opening
of a new art exhibition housed in the American
Chamber of Commerce offices from Monday,
April 1. Art critic, Dr. John jenks Thomas,
of Boston was once quoted as saying, "Not
one woman in a hundred has a true artistic
sense, or even a genuine liking for the
aesthetic in any of its forms." The
brand new art collection, "Angel's
Holy Feast" by Olena Pryduvalova, chosen
for this joint exhibition, completely refutes
this statement and proves that there are
women who can paint as compellingly and
as successfully as men. Ukrainians, faced
with the infiltration of Western lifestyles
and ways of thinking, are suffering from
a cultural clash of traditional values and
new Western concepts. Olena Pryduvalova
is one of many artists wrestling with this
problem and striving to recapture the original
Ukrainian sense of beauty. She has focused
her attention on traditional Ukrainian symbols
and has introduced sacred folklore into
her paintings featuring religious scenes
dedicated to Easter.
Olena Pryduvalova structures her paintings
through a cacophonous contrast of color
and primitive figures. Her robust, slightly
wild but never uncontrolled, combinations
of intensive, bright, fresh colors and luscious
tones make an immediate impact on the viewer.
Her unique pieces of art attract both connoisseurs
and amateurs, and cause people to contemplate
while soaking their souls in happiness and
tranquility. Olena's distinguished style
has been highly acclaimed by critics, winning
her several awards, including first prize
at the Great Ukrainian Women Artists 1998
International Exhibition. Over 70 pieces
of her work have been sold both in Ukraine
and many other countries in the last 3 years.
The "Angel's Holy Feast" art exhibition
will continue till June 2, and, as usual,
all Members are invited to the American
Chamber of Commerce offices to enjoy the
works of this well-known Ukrainian Artist.