BORDERLAND EXHIBITION OPENING

02.11.18


An exhibition of works of art of Antonio (Tony) Gresko opened in the AUGB’s gallery last night with a series of moving speeches from various people, including the AUGB’s Chair, Petro Rewko, the Curator of the Shevchenko Library, Ludmila Pekarska, AUGB London Branch Chair, Volodymyr Pawluk, long-time friends Michael Pollek and Ihor Murynets, and the artist himself.

Tony was born in Windsor in 1963 to Italian and Ukrainian parents and discovered his passion for art at an early age.

He studied at the Berkshire College of Art and Design, qualifying as a graphic designer, which he made his career. After graduating, he moved to London and worked as a graphic designer for the music and retail sectors.

Tony draws his inspiration from his love of Ukrainian folk customs. Captivated by its history and diversity, his themes encase its mystical and rich qualities of form and colour.

The images evolve as he paints, often working on several pieces at the same time. Whether it’s a dance performance or a landscape, his artwork creates a visual memory rather than a record of the event.

The exhibition will remain open for viewings Monday-Friday (11.00 – 19.00 hrs.) until 30 November (and not 15 November as previously advertised).

 

Photos by Ohor Polatajko:

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