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22 September 2017
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Meetings, acquaintances, exchange of experience with world-famous artists – such art events await the participants of the 3rd Open Student Contest in Painting "Silver Easel", which will be held in Uzhhorod on 9-14 October 2017. The world-known masters who have already agreed to come to Uzhhorod during the student contest this autumn responded to the invitation from the contest founders.

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Thus, for the first time within the framework of "Silver Easel", the contestants will be able to meet with the painter, the author of video and photo installations, one of the most prominent contemporary collage artist Sergei Sviatchenko. Danish artist of Ukrainian origin, who once headed the Centre for Contemporary Art in Kyiv, is extremely well-known in art circles – he managed to achieve success in different genres of art from collage to experimental cinema. Ukrainian by origin, once he left for Denmark with his family, where he had to work hard to make his career in art and achieve success in this field. This talented artist managed to do it. As a result, someone calls him the successor of the traditions of Tarkovskyi, others – the master of collage, but one thing is undeniable: Serhii Sviatchenko – an extraordinary personality, a living legend of present time! Despite everything, the artist is a member of the Union of Danish Artists and Graphic artists (BKF), the laureate of the International Prize Yellow Pencil Award 2007 (London), and this October in Uzhhorod he will meet gifted young people to share his own unique vision of the world and the ability to create true art masterpieces.

Another highlight of the autumn contest is the arrival of a talented Ukrainian painter, video and photo-artist, author of installations, performances, participant of numerous personal and collective Ukrainian and foreign exhibitions Pavlo Kerestei. A resident of Uzhhorod by birth, who now lives and works in London, is known as a representative of the Transavantgarde art of the "New Wave" of the mid-1980s-early 1990s. His works are sold at Phillips as well as other auctions, he is the curator of powerful art projects. And this October he will be able to reveal the way to find oneself, one’s way and style in the art space to numerous talented young boys and girl.

And, as the organizers have already reported, this year the support to the organizers and founders of the contest in the holding of such a powerful youth art event is provided by the famous Ukrainian artists – Anatolii Kryvolap, Oleksandr Babak, Volodymyr Mykyta, Taras Tabaka. Other members of the Jury will be known soon!

Powerful art event with extraordinary personalities – yet again "Silver Easel" gathers the brightest stars of the art world in Uzhhorod!

© Art&Culture Foundation Brovdi Art

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