“It is not easy to put my artistic credo into words. Definitely, I would like to convey through paintings a feeling of positive, beauty, joy, and harmony. To involve the viewer into dialogue, to offer to think about eternal values, to stop for a moment in today’s hectic and tense world – and relax. If the art lover feels it from my paintings – then I’m happy that this is my calling in life.”
Andrew Manaylo is a Ruthenian artist from Subcarpathia (Ukraine). He was born in 1970 into a family of painters. His ascendants – grandfather Fedor and father Ivan – achieved a significant place in art in the region. Andrew grew his skills not only upon a unique art school of his predecessors but also from top-ranked professional artist-qualifying institutions such as the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Andrew is actively involved in numerous international art-symposiums. There is something deeply intense and critical in personal sensibilities and modalities of Andrew Manaylo’s artworks and expressions.
“His art somehow manages to fuse the classical and the modern, the flat and the defined – it is personal biography meets movement, passion and a very physiological presence. Exhibiting an impeccable instinct for the emotionally evocative power of color, movement, texture, and shape, his creative work relates more to a state of mind, mood or feeling, than a tangible object. Amidst a sea of art, Andrew Manaylo manages to say something very different.” Nikita D. Lobanov, member of the board of directors of the Foundation for International Arts and Education (Washington, DC), a former consultant to Christie’s auction house and Sotheby’s.