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23 October 2017
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One of the partners of "Silver Easel" was the famous Ukrainian designer, architect, founder and permanent chief of the architectural studio "Sergey Makhno Architects" Sergey Makhno.

The designer became the partner of the Open Student Contest in Painting "Silver Easel" for the first time, and he gladly shared the impressions from what he had seen: "Everything is wonderful. I would say at the European level which is very important. The large number of participants and people who liked, the extent of the event, local museums and a lot of accompanying things are impressive, make you think that people do what they like here, and they do it professionally."


1_makhno_1400934.jpg — 396.95 kBSergey Makhno – Ukrainian designer, architect, founder and permanent head of the architectural studio Sergey Makhno Architects. Partner of the "Silver Easel"

The designer admitted that he never regretted that he had come: "We would not participate in an event in which we do not believe or no one likes it. I believe that this is a very good, high-quality project and serious international contest with famous names. And, in general, we have so many talents, and we have to support them. Ukrainian architects and artists are people who have weight in the world art market. We have something to show and something to be proud of."


2_makhno_1400933.jpg — 274.29 kBThe founders of the "Silver Easel" Robert and Nataliya Brovdi and a designer Sergey Makhno

During the preliminary review of the participants’ works in the hall-atrium of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, Sergey saw together all 150 paintings for the first time: "I was immediately struck by the works performed in the minimalism style. The level is very serious. In each nomination, I have selected a few works for myself: there are solutions, made with taste especially in the architecture depicting; both vision and perception are very close to me. I would say that there is no such work that could not be included into the modern interior."


3_makhno_1400942.jpg — 192.01 kBCo-founder of "Silver Easel" Nataliya Brovdi, contest partner Sergey Makhno and the contestant, prize-winner of the 3rd "Silver Easel" Gergo Bankuti during the awarding ceremony

The designer was faced with a difficult task: to choose a work whose author will be awarded a special prize. Sergey could not confine himself to one work, so he increased the number of awards to three: "Marvellous! The number of works and quality content are impressive and inspiring. Did the participants handle the task? Yes, of course. When I came here, I thought I would award one person, but I took gifts for two nominees. Now I see that I will award three contestants and it is incredibly impressive. My expectations of the contest were not only justified, but even exceeded: a high level of talented performance of contest works. I think that here we have witnessed the part of the modern art future. These young people can become the great artists. And, those, whom I have selected, are already significant for me."

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