The artist Miroslav Duzinkevych hails from the Ivano-Frankivsk region (western Ukraine), so he was lucky to absorb the powerful spirit of the bright and pure nature of the Carpathians from childhood. The deep respect for tradition, inherent in the Carpathians, in the works of Miroslav was transformed into one of the artist’s professional “tricks”, which invariably attracts a look to his works. He knows how to “condense” time, space and color in canvases, adding his pure artistic energy, the audience involuntarily “dives” into them, as in a four-dimensional world. And then it seems that together with the artist you stop the whirlwind of space-color-time and for a short moment you see the world not as usual, but as if from the outside or from the inside.
However, in order to create such vivid “moments of presence”, the artist had, first of all, to go through ten years of hard study in art institutions in Ukraine and abroad. At the beginning of his career, Miroslav “worked out” many multi-genre works in a realistic manner, including portraits, landscapes, still life’s and large (up to 3 meters long) canvases on biblical themes. Recently, according to the artist, he switched to the emotional “abstract impressionism”.
Miroslav grabs and depicts the vivid essence of every moment, situation, corner of the world with the experienced eye of a master, whose name is always the same – eternity.
The artist notes that he has great respect for the Wanderers art school of the late 19th century. Like most representatives of this artistic movement, Miroslav travels a lot around the world to constantly gather an impression, seize moments, and then bestow our souls and homes with his works.
The colorful and eternal city of Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, captured the artist with a unique flavor of swirling streets and majestic mosques that seem to come to life on his canvases of the “Turkish series”, so the author managed to convey the variability of lighting, rhythm and even the marine aroma of this crossroads of cultural flows from Europe and Asia.
If the “eastern” works are filled with sunny blueness and the movement of the wind, the “Italian series” is distinguished by a powerful modern impressionism, here, in the first place, are sunny orange, sea and transparent blue shades. Overcrowding, brightness, romanticism – the Italian coast of Liguria causes such associations first.
Carpathian motifs are full of greatness and the dense shades of emerald, brown and blue shades evoke a mood of mystery and contemplation. In general, everything that Miroslav Duzinkevych reproduces on canvas has the imprint of his love and concentrated experience; this desire to understand first of all the soul, and not the cold mind.
Famous Ukrainian art critic Dmitry Korsun noted the peculiarities of the artistic gift of Miroslav Duzinkevych “His picture becomes a mirror not only of space, but also of a special existence, which contains an extended chronological character, condensing time. After all, there are also temporary aspects of the coloristic essence of such a painting. Color is not just its color, when its numerous transitions, differences, combination, opposition of colors are manifested; and these are real metamorphoses of enlightenment and blackout.”
Briefly, today the main moments of the growth of Duzinkevych-artist are as follows:
June 1994 – graduated with honors from the T.G. Shevchenko, Kyiv, Ukraine
1995 – 1996 – All-Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Faculty of Painting., Moscow, Russian Federation
1996 – 2002 – National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Department of Painting, Kyiv, Ukraine
M. Duzinkevych’s diploma work “ It’s a man” was recognized by the State Examination Commission of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine as the best diploma work of the year in the field of academic painting
1998 – training in the workshops of academicians V.V. Shatalina and M.E. Guydy in Kyiv, Ukraine
2002 – 2006 – student assistant teaching internship of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine
2006 years – Lecturer, Design Department, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine
December 20, 1998 – January 15, 1999 – exhibition “Guida and students” Kyiv, Ukraine
November 1999 – All-Ukrainian exhibition, prizewinner of the inter-university drawing competition in Kyiv, Ukraine
May 2001 – winner of the contest “Kyiv through the eyes of the young”, Kyiv, Ukraine
September 2002 – personal exhibition in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) at the invitation of the city hall
October 2002 – an exhibition dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine
May-December 2003 – easel painting of the library hall and the hunting hall in the castle of London, Great Britain
May 2004 – All-Ukrainian exhibition “Picturesque Ukraine” Kyiv, Ukraine
October 14-30, 2007 – All-Ukrainian exhibition dedicated to the Artist’s Day, Kyiv, Ukraine
February 2008 – Membership in the National Union of Artists of Ukraine Kyiv, Ukraine
June 15-July 15, 2010 – All-Ukrainian exhibition in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
April 22-28, 2010 – Exhibition “INDOSHIV” Mystets Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
August 09-24, 2012 – International Plein Air in Bratislava, Slovakia
May 2013 – International plein air in Skole, Lviv region, Ukraine
June 2013 – International plein air in Chernivtsi, Ukraine
October 10-26, 2014 – All-Ukrainian exhibition dedicated to the Artist’s Day, Kyiv, Ukraine
December 2014 – Painting Exhibition “In a Single Space: Mikhail Guyda and His Students” Kyiv, Ukraine
July 2015 – All-Ukrainian exhibition of arts and crafts in Kyiv, Ukraine
June 2017 – All-Ukrainian exhibition “Picturesque Ukraine”, Kyiv, Ukraine
August 2017 – All-Ukrainian exhibition for Independence Day, Kyiv, Ukraine
May-June 2017 – International Plein Air in Istanbul, Turkey
June 26-July 4, 2017 – International Plein Air in Nova Zagora, Bulgaria
August 2017 – International Plein Air in Genoa, Italy
December 22, 2017 – January 14, 2018 – All-Ukrainian Christmas exhibition Kyiv, Ukraine
February 23 — March 4, 2018 – Exhibition “All the Colors of the World” in the House of Artists, Kyiv, Ukraine,
August 10-19, 2018 – Exhibition “All the Colors of the World” in the House of Artists, Kyiv, Ukraine
March 02-11, 2018 – The Second All-Ukrainian Exhibition of Women’s Portrait, Kyiv, Ukraine
March 15 -29, 2018 – Solo exhibition “Under the edge of the sky” in Bukovel, Ukraine
April 20-30, 2018 – All-Ukrainian plein air in Oryavchik, Lviv region, Ukraine
May 4-10, 2018 – International open air “Vyzhnitsa – 2018”, Vyzhnytsia, Chernivtsi region, Ukraine
May 15-June 15, 2018 – All-Ukrainian exhibition “Picturesque Ukraine” Mariupol, Ukraine
June 11 – September 20, 2019 Solo exhibition “Fun Travel” in the library of the Family Reading named after Sadriddin Aini, Kyiv, Ukraine
October 2018 – All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Day of the artist, Kyiv. Ukraine
February 01-10, 2019 – Exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of KONSHU, Kyiv, Ukraine
April-May 2019 – Image Arts and Art Project “ART PROFILE OF KYIV”, Exhibition, Kyiv, Ukraine
November 7-11, 2019 – International Art Festival Independent Artists Art Fait & Exhibition, One Art Space New York, USA
December 4-10, 2019 – International Art Alliance, Art Exhibition “Play Your Part” Tenri Japan Culture Center New York, USA
December, 2019 – Membership in the organization of professional artists International Art Alliance, New York
December 14-22, 2019 – Winter Exhibition at MoRA, Museum of Russian ART Jersey City
January 2020, victory in the contest New York Realism, a gold medal.
February 01-15, 2020 Vision Exhibitions 20/20 at MoRA, Museum of Russian ART, Jersey City
March 5-8, participation in the exhibition of contemporary art SCOPE New York, USA
The paintings are in the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv (Ukraine), National Union of Artists of Ukraine in Kyiv (Ukraine), Art Museum Prykarpatta, Museum Getmanstva as well as in galleries and private collections in Europe and the USA.