Self-taught Ukrainian artist Andrii Chernovil’s many such striking works are making heads turn because of its multitude of emotions and unique design.
Born in Odessa Ukraine, Chernovil graduated from Odessa State Art College in 2000. Since then he has taken part in various regional and international level projects on painting and art. His work has been exhibited at galleries across the world and dozens of his pieces are in the private collections of art lovers.
“The stark contrast in the selection of colours for my paintings reflects my lack of control over the powerful emotions that I experience when I am working,” Chernovil said.
What add to the distinctiveness of his art and approach to life itself are his spiritual leanings — his artist name is Abhinava, a Sanskrit word for young, new or innovative — and being in touch with his inner self.
A month after the Himalayan earthquake of magnitude 7.8 that wreaked havoc in Nepal last April by killing more than 7,000 people and injuring more than twice as many, Chernovil did his own bit. He put up four of his most expensive paintings for sale at his exhibition, every single riyal of which was later sent to Nepal to help the victims.
All images©Andrii Chernovil