Vladyslav Shereshevsky (February 25, 1964, Kyiv) is a Ukrainian painter and graphic artist.
He studied at the Republican Art School. He graduated from the Kyiv State Art Institute (1991). Teachers of the specialty – V. Chebanyk, G. Halynska. Member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1992. In 1995 he became a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture of Germany.
According to analysts of the Ukrainian art market, Vladyslav Shereshevsky is one of the ten most successful Ukrainian artists. Shereshevsky is called anfan terribl of Ukrainian modern art, comparing his classical style with the paintings of Fyodor Krychevsky. Dmytro Korsun, art critic, historian, painter, restorer, curator of art projects, defined Shereshevsky’s style as follows: “Artist Vladislav Shereshevsky never moves towards a muddy absurdity and hopelessness. He is rather frivolous and mocking, but not angry and gloomy. For him, man is not a spot of nature, but a home space, a modest selfless defender of a tiny family hearth. ”
Shereshevsky himself notes the multi-layered perception of his works: first it is humor, a smile, then the viewer sees paraphrases from classical painting, such as Raphael, the motives of the “great” Vermeer, Serov’s motives. “But the main thing is in the synthesis of this and that in the paintings. Thanks to this combination, funny can also seem sad. But this is already for those who completely understand, ”says the artist.
Shereshevsky looks at the fantastic, illogical, absurd, but attractive world with a smile. He ironizes history and politics, advertising and television, religion and the national idea, combining poorly compatible plots and dogmas.
The main features of Shereshevsky’s painting are large strokes, texture and painstaking workmanship. His works are made not only in the realistic tradition (easel painting), but also in the aesthetics of primitivism, grotesque, postmodern irony and self-irony, neo-party.