About Oleksandr Balbyshev

Since my childhood I have been a dreamer. When I was studying architecture I got familiar with the world of the Art. And I fell in love with Art. I can’t live without creating of my paintings. Art excites me, it challenges me, and it leads me to the next thing. I feel happy when a new authentic world appears gradually on the canvas. I am Creator of the imaginary world, where no one can invade and ruin the harmony. The major theme of my art is a male aesthetic in the era of social media. My other obsession is modification of Soviet-era portraits of Lenin. I like to experiment with visual images, to mix them with each other and to watch the result. And I hope that someone who looks at my work feels the implication to something unbelievable that cannot be banned.

Oleksandr Balbyshev was born in 1985 in Ukraine, one of the biggest Soviet Republics. After graduating from Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture in 2012, he was working in the sphere of architecture and design. But he was disappointed in the chosen field. So in 2016 he quit to become an artist. Oleksandr currently lives and works in Dnipro, Ukraine. His paintings are in private collections in USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Thailand, Australia, Mexico and Ukraine.

Group Exhibitions:

2012 – «Fata Morgana», Museum “Literary Pridneprovie”, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

2012 – «Fata Morgana», Art Gallery “Cossack, 7”, Zaporizhia, Ukraine



Figurative Works

Metamorphosis of Lenin

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