Sergey Gerasimenko

Sergey Gerasimenko

Kyiv, Kiyv, Ukraine

About Sergey Gerasimenko

Sergey Konstantinovich Gerasimenko was born on December 29, 1967 in the city of Tchaikovsky (Perm region, Russia). Childhood and adolescence of Herasymenko were exactly there. From his young age Sergey showed an active interest in fine art: he dug out of plasterboard, clay and painted a lot. At the age of 10 (1977), his family moved to Lutsk, Volyn region. Here begins his creative career as an artist: he studies at school, is actively involved in sports, but he regularly studies at a local art school. Where, under the guidance of teachers, he learns the basics of composition, painting and drawing.

Education

In 1983, Gerasimenko entered the Uzhgorod School of Decorative Arts in the department of artistic wood processing from where he was transferred to the Faculty of Ceramics, inspired by the works of ceramic artists of Transcarpathia. Where successfully he learns and masteres the ceramic handicraft. In 1990, after graduating from the college, Gerasimenko Sergey moved to Kiev and in 1993 entered the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture on the faculty of easel painting.

During his studies at the academy, he is inspired by painting, drawing a lot, but is increasingly returning to ceramics with his thoughts. He likes to work with pleasing clay, feel the volume and shape, and he loves to draw. The love of painting and ceramics at the same time gave birth to a unique author's style «Happy Art». In 1999, Gerasimenko graduated from NAOMA and began her independent creative career. By that time, the basic idea of ​​his work was already formed: it was ceramics, of various shapes and sizes, painted with bright colored irrigation in the technique of majolica.

Events

In the process of becoming a ceramic artist Gerasimenko constantly experiments: looking for new color solutions and shapes. Serhii's early works are mostly painted abstractly, in pastel colors. Usually it was dishes: teapots, tea makers for coffee, dishes, turks, vases, pyals, etc. In a later period the painting received clear plot images and resembled a kind of collage. In addition to the dishes, the author began to make a large number of statues of animals, people, mythical characters. Also, among his works, there are interior and décor items: original wall panels, lamps, caskets, watches, candlesticks, etc. The color palette of works has become bright and colorful - all these creative changes have determined the unique and unique author style «Happy Art».
Majolica Gerasimenko differs dramatically from all works performed in this technique. First of all, it is a riot of bright colors, an endless flow of plot images, which the author can very harmoniously group into a fantastic collage. All the plot pictures of the author are bright and positive, written in the style of naive art, cause a smile and warm feelings. In the diversity of plots there are people, all kinds of animals, mountains and the sea, clouds and planes, houses and trees, etc. This author's technique of painting is unique in its kind, which has no analogues in the world, was called the artist "Art of Happiness" or Happy Art.

Since 2018, Sergei Gerasimenko has been using the creative pseudonym Ser Gera, which has signed some of his latest works. Previously, the Author signed his works with the full name Sergey Gerasimenko or abbreviated S.Gera.

Exhibitions

1996 Personal exhibition in the Ex-Electric Art gallery in Chicago, USA
2004 (December) Personal exhibition at the opening of "Alta Center" (Kiev)
2007 (November) The International Art-Kyiv 2007 Exhibition in the Ukrainian House (Kiev)
2008 (19.03-09.04.08) All-Ukrainian exhibition "The World of Clay Miracles" within the framework of the project "Ceramics Ukraine. Traditions of the Millennia "(Kiev)
2010 All-Ukrainian Exhibition of Decorative and Applied Arts "The World of God as Easter" (Lutsk)
2011 All-Ukrainian Exhibition "Magic Colors of the Dnieper" (Dnipropetrovsk)
2012 II International Ceramic Symposium "Aspara 2012" (Yalta)
2013 (August) All-Ukrainian Open Ceramic Museum "Bukovina 2013" (Chernivtsi region.)
2013 (July) Ceramics Exhibition "Clay Remembers" (Tel Aviv, Israel)
2014 (October) Personal exhibition in the "Coco Art" gallery in Krakow (Poland)
2015 (April 23, 2015-5-20, 2015) Exhibition "Modern ceramics and graphics in the interior" (Kyiv, BC "Leonardo")
2015 (December 17, 2015, December 30, 2015) Personal exhibition "Nappy Art" (Kiev, "Museum of the History of Kyiv")
2017 (June - September) - International Biennale of Artistic Ceramics (Museum - Reserve of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne).