The Central House of Artist
Address: Artema, 5/1
Phone: 0(44) 212 0547
The Central House of Artists was built on the 1st of August, 1977 on the Lviv square on the base of architects’ A. Dobrovolsky and A. Makuhina design. The House of Artists was founded by the Union of Artists at the place of house which belonged to I. Gorestavsky before the revolution and the neighboring estates. The National Union of Artists of Ukraine is a public creative organization of professional artists, art experts, graphics, sculptures, decorative arts masters who create new artistic ideas and projects.
The Union constantly holds exhibitions, including the annual presentation «Picturesque Ukraine», Christmas vernissage, Autumn Exhibitions to the Day of Painter, graphic, sculpture, textile art, carries out such projects as «The View», «The Picturesque Park», «Ukraine from Tripoli till Today in the Works Of Contemporary Artists», holds competitions for certain types of art. All these activities are based on artistic enterprises, creativity and rest houses, exhibition space, artists’ workrooms, and it is the Central House of Artists which plays an important role among these facilities. It exhibits the works by such talented artists as Olga Kravchenko, Vera Repko, Irina Protsenko, Anatolyi Melnik, Alexander Gnilitskiy, Igor Gusev, Sergei Zarva, Zhanna Kadyrova, Maxim Mamsikov Nicholai Matsenko, Oleg Tistol, Vasily Tsagolov, Sergei Chaika, Maria Shubina, Alina Yakubenko. Contemporary artists are more attracted by the reality surrounding us, then the historical past; and it is vividly reflected in their works, the authors of which analyze the moments of life with some irony: «A Lonely Romantic SAI Worker during the Night Watch» (by Alexander Gnilitskiy), «The Mad Energy of the Crowds» (by Sergei Zarva), «Blazing Fire Engine» (by Zhanna Kadyrova), «Orange Firework Explosion» (by Mamsikov Maxim), «Patient Queue Having Dinner» (by Alina Yakubenko).
The theme of Oleg Tistol’s works is television news and live broadcasts. His «TV-realism» contains the picture of random TV shots not connected with one another. The paintings are made in a picturesque manner, simulating a violation of the broadcast. Sergei Chaika reveals the same theme in his paintings of the black-and-white broadcasts, TV-digests through an old TV screen. Vasily Tsagolov has some interesting pictures reflecting stories about the conflicts in the boxing ring.
The Central House of Artists is one of the most famous contemporary cultural institutions visited by Kievans, guests of the capital and art fans.