"Apotheosis of the bouquet"

2023, canvas, oil, 170 х 170 cm



2012, canvas, oil, 180 х 180 cm

Despite his apocalyptical premonitions in 2012 and subconscious choice of the subject for the painting “Apocalypse”, presented in Paris, Oleksandr Dubovik is confident that Ukraine will exist forever. As an artist, he believes that his vision is in the preservation of spiritual power, a strength that can generate support for Ukraine’s victory. The nation has tremendous potential to fight for independence for thousands of years. The future holds promise and prosperity for the brave.

About the artist

Oleksandr Dubovik (1931, Kyiv)
Honorary Academician of National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.

Born in 1931 in Kyiv, where he lived all his life.
1948-1950 - He studied at the Kyiv Art School (professor G. Tytov).
1951-1957 - He studied at the Kyiv State Art Institute (professors G. Tytov, M. Khmelko, S. Hryhoriev).
1959-1962 - Oleksandr Duboviktaught at the Kyiv School of Arts and Crafts
1962-1965 - He studied at the postgraduate course at the Academy of Arts of the USSR (Professor S. Hryhoriev).
Since 1968, he has been a member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine.
Since 2009, he has been an honorary academician of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Since 1984, many personal exhibitions of Dubovik have been held in Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Germany, France, the USA, Iran, Romania etc.

The artist's works are kept in the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Khmelnytskyi and Zaporizhzhia art museums, the Würth Museum (Erstein, Germany), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Tehran, Iran), the Ukrainian National Museum (Chicago, USA), the Zimmerly Art Museum (New Jersey, USA) and many private collections in Ukraine and abroad.

Gold medal of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine
Order of St George the Victorious (2011)
Order of Christ the Saviour for the revival of spirituality and Ukrainian culture
The best artist of Ukraine in the art rating of the Association of Art Galleries of Ukraine (2000)
Laureate of the International Art Festival "Ukrainian House" (Kyiv 1996-1997)