Igor Konovalov

Igor Konovalov

Kiev, Ukraine

About Igor Konovalov

Born in 1965 in New Bug, Ukraine. Studied Deprpetrovskoe State Art School named Vucetic (1983-86), the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (1986-93). Lives and works in Kiev.

The main content and essence of creativity of Igor Konovalov - the sphere of communication in the modern society.
For two decades the artist explores and visualizes the processes of interaction between a man and art as well as powerful influence on the society of information flows.
Igor Konovalov notes the existence of modern and fast-paced space of invisible particles of information. These particles convey the infinite and unique in its speed digital data stream that conquered the whole world. Never before humanity had such an instantaneous transmission of information.
The artist invites the viewer to see current information of a particle in the form of "bunnies" - quick and swift in reproduction in their distribution. Their moving images fill the entire space of modern life. The artist painted the first of these forms in 2008, defining them as angels of the new information world.
Igor Konovalov has not only translated the information into dynamic, memorable forms but also has given it pulsating color energy. The artist's painting differs by refined harmony. Igor Konovalov is great in the magic of color, using the full range of modern pigments, creating the rich contrasts on the paintings and the subtle nuances of the color combinations.
Now the information intervention continues. But the "bunnies"of Igor Konovalov bring light and joy because the right to choose information is left to a man.

Olga Konovalova, Ph.D. in History of Arts

Education

National Academy of Arts. Ukraine, Kyiv city

Events

Participation in the auction:

• Phillips AUCTION NEW NOW LONDON 9 DECEMBER 2015 2PM
• ART CAPITAL, Grand Palais, Paris 2018
• ART CAPITAL, Grand Palais, Paris 2019. Salon Comparaisons, groupe Alain Campello.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:
• Ctrl-Z, RA Gallery, Kiev – April 11-24, 2008
• Golden Mountains, RA Gallery, Kiev – May 15–28, 2009
• I. Konovalov, Museum of Modern Ukrainian Art, 2010 • Infa, LES Art Gallery, Moscow, December 21, 2011 – February 25, 2012
• Infa&infadelika, 8 bit Gallery, Kiev, September 11 – October 12, 2013
• Wi-Fi, DTEK Academy, EURASIA Business Center, Kiev, August 13 – September 30, 2015
• Relax, Soviart, Sovetskaya Str. Andreevsky descent, 22-A, Kiev. 25.02 - 13.03.16
• "Presidency". CSC "Soviart", Andreevsky descent, 22-A, Kiev. 24.08 - 11.09.16
• "Support point". CSC "Soviart", Andreevsky descent, 22-A, Kiev. 21.09 - 07.10.17
• "Two Pages", Museum of the History of Kyiv, ul. Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 7, Kiev, June 19, 01.07.2018

Selected Group Exhibitions:
• OUT Art Project: International Art Project. Chocolate House, Kiev, 2010
• Space Odyssey 2011. Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, 2011 • The Independent: New Country’s New Art 1991–2011, Mystetskyi Arsenal
• Art Moscow – 16th International Art Fair. Moscow, 2012
• Squat on Olegovskaya St. M17. Contemporary Art Center, Kiev – October 9–22, 2012
• The 21-st Nude Art Exhibition “MAN & WOMAN”. Museum of New Art in Pärnu, 2014
• Art for Life’s Sake: Charity Project. Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, 2015
• The Coefficient of Independence. America House, Kiev, 2015
• ART CAPITAL, Grand Palais, Paris. Salon Comparaisons, groupe Alain Campello. 14-18 février 11-20h
• "Squat on the street Olegovskaya "02-26.11.17. DNIPROPETROVSK ART MUSEUM Dnipro, st. Shevchenko, 21.
• ART CAPITAL, Grand Palais, Paris. Salon Comparaisons, groupe Alain Campello. 14-18 février 11-20h