Nowadays in museums or simply in high-quality auction collections of the XX or XXI centuries, You can easily discover that art for a long time has existed without a certain thematic and stylistic unity. You can also see that it is already made of everything that can be used as post-media art material and visual techniques. And criticism and provocative statements have become its traditional methods. The current situation also exists in the Ukrainian modern art, thus on this background, Igor Gubsky can be called “out of mainstream” artist or representative of the “old-school”.
Most of the artist’s artworks are portraits. Somehow paradoxically, to this genre Igor Gubskiy remains devoted even nowadays. At the same time, the style of his artworks continues the traditions of the psychological portrait of the “old-school” or classical, pre-avant-garde art.
Igor Gubskiy is the son of the artist Ivan Gubsky. Igor studied in Lugansk State Art School, in Kiev State Art Institute led by V.G. Puzyrkov, in Academy of Arts led by professor S.A. Grigoriev. Now lives in Kiev. Igor Gubskiy is one of the few artists noted by the Tretyakov Art Gallery, as a bright representative of the Ukrainian school in XX century together with Tatyana Yablonskaya and Andriy Kotska.
The artist’s artworks are stored in the National Art Museum of Ukraine, in Tretyakov Art Gallery (Moscow, Russia), in Kunstmuseum (Malmö, Sweden), in Summy Art Museum, in Luhansk Art Museum and private collections in Ukraine, England, Israel, Canada, USA, Sweden.
Date of birth:11.06.1954
Place of birth:Ukraine, USSR
Place of residence:Kiev, Ukraine
1969 - 1973 - Luhansk Art School
1973 - 1979 - Kiev State Art Institute , led by Puzyrkov V.G.
1981 - 1984 - Academy of Arts, led by Professor Grigoriev S.A.
Solo exhibition in Fine Art Gallery “Admiral”, Kiev, Ukraine
Solo exhibition in Fine Art Gallery “Manufacture”, Kiev, Ukraine
Exhibition in Moscow International Art Salon XIV “CHA-2014. The
Connection of Times”
Exhibition in Moscow International Art Salon XVIII “CHA-2013. The
Exhibition in Moscow International Art Salon XVII “CHA-2012. The
Exhibition in Moscow International Art Salon XVI “CHA-2011. The
Artist. The City”
Solo exhibitions in Art Forum “Fine Art Ukraine”, Mystetskyi Arsenal,
Solo exhibitions “The Women” in Art Fair “Interior Art”, Museum of Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
Solo exhibition in “Persona Gallery” and “Tadzio Gallery”, Kiev, Ukraine
Was no longer engaged in commercial painting and exhibiting due to personal reasons. Trying to find a own unique style.
Exhibition in History Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukrainev
The artwork “Watchman” was bought by Tretyakov Art Gallery,
Participation in Phillips and Christie’s (all artworks were sold out)
Solo Exhibition in Malmö, Sweden (one of the represented artworks was bought by State Malmö Art Museum)
The artwork “Rebellion” was bought by National Art Museum of Ukraine
Started to be exhibited internationally (Sweden, Syria, Norway, Germany, Japan, etc)
Awarded honorary diploma of the Academy of Arts of the USSR
Became Member of the Artists’ Union of the USSR
Academy of Arts, led by Professor Grigoriev S.A. Awards and Exhibitions:
Started to take part in local, national and all-union exhibitions
Kiev State Art Institute , led by Puzyrkov V.G.
Luhansk Art School