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Ivanovich Sosna

Ukraine • Dnipro • born in 1960

Biography and information

Valerij Sosna was born and lives in the Dnipro. He made a decision to become a professional artist at a rather mature age, when he was serving in the army.

For several years he worked in the art studio of Mikhail Pushnoj. Then he lived and worked for three years in Moscow studio of the artist Fyodor Reshetnikov, where he absorbed the energetics of his paintings, as well as paintings by Vrubel, Serov, Repin.

After several years of study he entered the Kiev State Art Institute. Graduation from the university coincided with the first solo exhibition in the capital. Since then and to this day the artist continues to search in the most different genres of painting and trends in the visual arts.

The first large personal exhibition was held in the Dnipro Art Museum in 2003 year. The exposition showed as wide and diverse the work of this master. After trips to Europe, series of magical Venetian and Viennese landscapes was born, which formed the basis of the exhibition. The native species of Dnipro also took almost the most important place in the exhibition.

At the subsequent solo exhibitions the genres of still life, portrait and landscape will be presented in various ways. Certainly, arouse interest already well-known compositions of master, among which are the Dialectics of Time, the Millennium, the Transfiguration of the Savior Cathedral, and the Winter. And new ones, such as the Polar Star, the Musician, the Croupier, the Big and Little Dipper diptych, and series of nude paintings.

Valerij Sosna became a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine in 2005 year and constantly participates in All-Ukrainian and international art exhibitions and plein-airs.