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Buryak borys


Born in Ukraine in 1953, in the village of Podvirnè in the Tchernivsti area.
Completed his studies at the "I.Trouch" School for Fine Arts in Lviv in 1974 and at the Academy for Fine Arts of Lviv in 1979.
Member of the Association of Ukrainian Painters.
He worked predominantly in the area of easel painting and monumental painting.
He was the director of a private art school in Lviv.

1991: Prize from the Association of Ukrainian Painters in Kiev
1992: Scholarship holder in the international "New Names" competition in Moscow
1996: Winner of the "Art-Club" exhibition award
Painter Emeritus of Ukraine
Effective member of the "International Academy of Modern Art" of Rome since 2009

Lviv, 1986; Poland, 1988; New York, 1991; Moscow, 1991; Vienna, 1993; Vienna, 1997; Düren, 1997; Valkenburg, 1998; Aix-la-Chapelle, 1998; Siegen, 1998; Dortmund, 1998; Angers, 1998; Dortmund, 1999; Vienna, 2001; Vienna, 2002; Brussels, 2003; Vienna, 2003; Brussels - K Gallery: 2004, Communication Skills international 06. 2003 Vienna, Salon Gabor 11.2003. Vienna, Autumn Salon 11.2003. Lviv, Gallery Stricker 02-03.2004 Aachen, National Museum 07.2004 Lviv, Salon Gabor 12. 2004. Vienna, Galerie Tryptyh 06. 2005. Kiev, K Gallery Brussels 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, Gallery Garden (Schuman-Bruxelles), Embassy of Ukraine in Brussels.

Lviv, 1980-2001-2002; Kiev, 1982-1991-1995-2002; Vienna, 1994-1995-2002; Nilvange, 1994; Erzange, 1994; Seremange, 1994; Prague, 1994-1995-1996; Munich, 1995; Dortmund, 1995; Nuremberg, 1996; Genk, 1996; Fürth, 1996 -1997; Angers, 1997-1998; Bad-Kisingem, 1997-1998; Limoges, 1998; Briar, 1998; Valkenburg, 1998; Geneva, 1998; Salzburg, 2000; Lyon, 2001; Freiburg, 2001-2002; Düren, 2001-2003; Brussels, 2002-2003; Bern, 2002; Minsk, 2003, Brussels - K Gallery - On a permanent basis: Brussels - the Hilton Hotel in Brussels - 2004-2005, Mercedes House Brussels 2010, Level 13 Europe "Villa Maintenon" Brussels 2009, 2010.


1. Tretyakov Gallery Moscow (*)
2. The National Museum of Kiev (Ukr.)
3. The National Museum of Odessa (Ukr.)
4. The Khmelnysk National Museum (Ukr.)
5. The National Museum of Ismail (Ukr.)
6. The National Museum of Donetsk (Ukr.)
7. The Museum of Ukrainian Modern Art in New York
8. The National Gallery in Lviv (Ukr.)
9. The Ukrainian Ministry of Culture
10. The National Union of Artists (Ukr.)

Works in private collections in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Djibouti,Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israël,Italy, Porto Rico, Portugal, South Corea,Spain, Sweden,The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, etc.

(*) Tretyakov Gallery
This gallery is one of the oldest in Moscow. It was founded in 1892, when the wealthy merchant and art collector Pavel Tretyakov established his collection in the city. There are exhibited works by Russian masters from the 11th to the 20th century, including some of the more famous icons of the brilliant Andrei Rublev. The gallery's permanent exhibition presents, in addition to the works that belonged to the private collection of the founder of the Tretyakov gallery, many other treasures: icons of ancient Russia, masterpieces by Russian portrait painters of the 18th century such as A. Nikitin, A. Antropov, F. Rokotov, D. Levitsky, V. Borovikovsky. Among the works of the 19th century, romantic portraits of O. Kiprensky, historical paintings and portraits of academic painters like K. Brullov, A. Ivanov, a collection of realistic art of traveling Russian painters, landscapes of A. Savrasov , I. Chichkine, I. Levitan, historical paintings by I. Repin, V. Surikov, of an invoice bordering on the 19th and 20th centuries.

In Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Djibouti,Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israël, Italy, Porto Rico, Portugal, South Corea, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, etc.

From nature, objects, landscapes and human beings, the artist seems to retain only a truncated, blurred vision, made up of silhouettes, reduced and vague forms, uncertain impressions. Nothing more misleading. The acuity of the painter is here increased tenfold, always on the alert... but it does not stop at appearance... it penetrates the essence of beings and things.

Rather than dwelling on the strict observation of contours and the restitution of detail, Borys Buryak breaks down the subject into a multitude of forms, of expressive entities. Each element thus acquires a plastic independence, a status of "watchable" object within a set that never denies a certain fidelity to the subject. This set is governed by a complex structure that evokes both the transparency and the luminosity of the stained glass window, the mobility of the mosaic and even the roundness of the bas-relief.

Each painting by Borys Buryak is a lively and generous mass of volumes, colors and textures that interpenetrate. Large flat areas are next to more detailed parts, in a thick and rough paste. The color is omnipresent and comes in a multitude of tones, from deep blue to golden yellow. And there is in some works a treatment of the material that captures the light in an almost magical scintillation.

The subject is previously submitted to the artist's reflection which affects both the motif and the way of representing it. Nothing is left to chance and each component of the painting participates in a process of total re-creation which is not devoid of lyricism. There is even something musical in the work of Borys Buryak. Some still lifes have the tonal stripping of a sonata, other compositions have symphonic overtones.

In a major register, the painter mixes materiality and spirituality. From this lived duality, he was able to draw a pictorial richness and an evocative power which are for a lot in the originality and the strength of his work. A work that contains no violence but on the contrary bears the mark of fulfillment, of total freedom.

Didier Paternoster
Degree in History of Art (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Collaborator of the Brussels Museums Council

His work