And perhaps Yorick was a poet in his soul?! But he didn't have time to write poetry and poems? And perhaps his had a soul of a knight, yet he wasn't enfolded in iron garments, but he was wearing colored clothes of a buffoon? And perhaps he had a piercing mind and bright thoughts, but on his head has been put a fool's cap and golden bells?
And perhaps he lived, cried and suffered at nights, and just slept through the day?..
I was born at midnight of 30th April. This night is called Walpurgis Night Witches Great Sabbath. According to German legends this is the night when witches celebrate before being banished by the holy light of the dawn. The year was 1963 the year when Kennedy was killed. My childhood developed on the outskirts of Chernovtsy, a city that was described by Georg Heintzen as a place where coachmen quarreled about Karl Krauss, where the sidewalks were swept with rose bouquets and where were more bookstores, than bakeries Here people fluently spoke Ukrainian, Romanian, German, Polish and Yiddish And even if my passport states that Im a Ukrainian, as any artist I consider myself a cosmopolite. Public CollectionsArt Museum of Kiev, Ukraine Art Museum of Cernauti, UkraineMuseum of Romanian Literature, Bucharest, Romania City Museum Bucharest (Sutu Palace), Bucharest, Romania Parliament of Romania, Brancusi Art Gallery, Bucharest, RomaniaRomanian Senate, Bucharest, RomaniaThe Ministry of Culture of Romania, Bucharest, RomaniaConsulate General of Ukraine, New York, USAEmbassy of Ukraine in Bucharest, RomaniaEmbassy of Ukraine in Chisinau, MoldovaRomanian-German Foundation "Friedrich Schiller Culture House", Bucharest, Romania Comedy Theatre, Bucharest, Romania Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Bucharest, Romania Casino Palace Casa Vernescu, Bucharest, RomaniaNational pedagogic library, Bucharest, RomaniaCity Hall, Chisinau, MoldovaThe House of Nationalities, Chisinau, MoldovaGroup Exhibitions (Selected)2009:June - September: Double Vision, selected artists, InterArt Gallery, New York, USAMarch: The Rhythm of Color, Agora Gallery, New York, USA2008:Le Cadeau Du Cheval - The Horse Gift, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada 600 years Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi, UkraineThe Balkan Quadrinnale Of Painting. Myths And Legends Of My People, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria1999: "The House of Nationalities", Chisinau, Moldova 1998: "Limba noastra "The House of Nationalities", Chisinau, Moldova 1996: International Comics Salon, Craiova, Romania 1990: "The Artist in Cinema", Cinema House, Chisinau, MoldovaPersonal Exhibitions (Selected)2009:April Stairway to Myself, InterArt Gallery, New York, USA2008: Star Dust, Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Bucharest, Romania2007: Starlight Empress Collection, Casa Vernescu, Bucharest, Romania2006: Stairway to Myself, the Ministry of Culture of Romania, Bucharest, RomaniaMarias Constellation, Hanul cu Tei Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania2005: Parliament of Romania, Brancusi Art Gallery, Bucharest, RomaniaParallel romantic, Galeria Fundatiei, Bucharest, Romania 2004: Hidalgo Art Gallery, Focshani, Romania2003: Song of the Earth, Diplomats Club, Bucharest, RomaniaHarmony of the Contrast, Bucharest Museum, Bucharest, Romania2002: "Taming of Pegasus" - National pedagogic library, Bucharest, Romania Bucharest MALL, Romania "Horse Fascination" - Round Hall Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania 2001: "Art Plus Gallery", Bucharest, Romania Romanian-German Foundation "Friedrich Schiller Culture House", Bucharest, Romania 1999: "Flowers in the Mane of Wind" - "Cinema House", Chisinau, Moldova"Chisinau's Flowers" - City Hall, Chisinau, Moldova1998: "The Flowers' Monologue II" - Venezia Salon, Chisinau, Moldova "The Flowers' Monologue I" - The House of Nationalities, Chisinau, MoldovaArt Fairs2009:February - International Fair for Contemporary Art, Innsbruck, Austria2006: The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Oregon, USA1999: Home and Office Decorating Show, Seattle, Washington, USA International Ethnic Art Festival, Tacoma, Washington, USA The 1st Annual Arts Together Gallery Show, Tacoma, Washington, USA