«Olha Akasi is an artist of the new generation with an original manner and theme characteristic for all her works. However, she never follows methods of actual art specializing in criticizing the public taste or perception standards. The artist has worked out her own aesthetic worldview through the prism of poetry. Her creative range is rather wide and includes the best in painting from Renaissance to contemporary period. What runs all through Olha Akasi's creative work, in addition to her style and technique, is stress on images according to which one can live».
The Day Newspaper
* Ukrainian artist, the unique in the Ukraine, who works in the technology of old masters, without being neither the restorer, nor the museum worker. All works are original, not copies and not imitations.
* Was born in 1969 in Kiev, Ukraine.
* Graduated from The Odessa State Fine Art College called name from Grecov (Painting Depart.).
* Studied the manner of Durer, Tizian, Rembrandt, etc. in the museums of Moskow, Odessa, Kiev, Saint-Peterburg.
* The beginning of public art activity: 2004-2005.
* Artworks: Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Holland, France.
2005. The first personal exhibition «All Fuss of the Earth Was Gliding Past… ». The Gryphon Gallery, Arthur Grell, curator
2005. The collective exhibition of the artists of 2005. The Gryphon Gallery
2005. Creative trip to Japan under the invitation of the collector. Tokyo, Kyoto. "Following the brush", Series of Exhibitions & Round-table discussions.
2005-2006 The artworks were exposed in Lada Gallery, Sofiyskaya Gallery.
2007. The 3 Days Solo Exhibition. ««Unhurried Soft Touch»». Painting, Portrait. Arthur Grell, curator, Gallery «Срібні Дзвони», Кiev
2007. Art-Kiev-2007 International Art Fair.
2008. Art-Kiev-2008 International Art Fair.
2008. Luxury Temptation Fairy Fair. The Second International Luxury Exhibition. The personal project.
2009. Ukrainian Art Week: International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts. Central House of Artists of National Artist Union of Ukraine
2009. Luxury Temptation. Auction. Exhibition. Alex Art House, Kiev, Ukraine.
2009. Participation in the project of a writing of the book of fairy tales «Magic fairy tales of soul».
2009. Сigar Clun Evening. The hotel Vozdvyzhensky.
2010. Art-Fair "Fine Art in Interior”. The Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine Museum, Kiev.
2010. The Jewellery House ZARINA. Offical Painting and drawing presentation. The Jewellery House ZARINA. Kiev.
2010. One Picture Show Series. Autumn-Winter, 2010. Within the bound of «The Successful Women Club». (Old Vienna Hotel, The medical center «Porcelain»,
The jeweler house «Zarina», InterContinental Hotel etc).
2010. Participation in charitable auctions: «Artists to Children» (The center of children's cardiology and heart surgery, on April, 28th 2010), Charitable
Christmas Presidential Ball of Kiev Сigar Club (December),
2011. Charitable Auction of Big Smoke Kiev Сigar Club Ball (December).
2011/2012. Personal exhibition «By Dream's Lips in Harmony of Silence». Kiev Cigar Club.
2012/13. The personal exhibition "Be the Master". Center of the Modern Art "Art-Shik" (Vinnytsia).
December 19, 2012 - Hyatt Regency Kiev
May 28, 2013 - Brovarnya Solomenskaya, presentation "Gallery LifeStyle"
September 5, 2013 - Hotel-restaurant complex “Tsargrad”, New Akasi artwork presentation.
TV & Radio: TET Channel, Kiev TV, UTR 1, ICTV, KRT, The Kiev Russia TV, Funkjournal am Donnerstag (Radio Ukraine International), City TV, "Светские хроники" etc.
Publications (in Ukrainian, English, Russian, German): Kyiv Weekly, Kyiv Post, АrtInform, Weekend, Die Neue Welt der Kunst, Зеркало Недели, The Day Newspaper, Fashion News, Business Class Magazine, Time Z, Контраст, Газета по-украински, Киевский Регион, Твое Время, Афиша («Персона»), Киевские Ведомости, Газета по-киевски, Вся Неделя, Демократична Украiна, Галерея напитков и деликатесов, MUZA UA, Антиквар, Gallry - LifeStyly etc.
Albums, Catalogues, Textbooks:
Portrait of artist O.Akasi. From The Chmelnitzky State Museum Collection // All Ukraine. Encyclopaedia. Kiev. 2004.
Artists of Ukraine. Reference Album. 4th issue, 2006. 5th issue, 2008. 6th issue, 2011.
Art-Kiyv-2007. Catalogue. Kiev. 2007.
Art-Kiyv-2008. Catalogue. Kiev. 2008.
United Art Rating. Issues 14.15, 16. Reference book. Moscow. 2008-2010.
Fairy Tales of the Kind Soul. Kiev. 2009 (Book of tales of contemporary authors).
Luxury Temptation. Catalogue. Kiev. 2009.
«The Gold Book of Ukraine. Select Ukrainian!» Catalogue. Kiev. 2010.
New Faces in Arts. International Catalogue. 2009-2010.
Art Olympus of Ukraine. Catalogue. Kiev. 3th issue. 2011.
"Book of Honour. Portraits of contemporaries". Kiev. 2013.
А. Grell. I. Gohr. Artwork: Оlga. Akasi. Album. Issues 1th -11th. Akasiartstudio. 2005-2011.
On her pictures we can see the images of the person, who is not real, but is the ideal person, which is conceivable in creative imagination. Her paintings are completed in philosophy-poetical portrait. As the artist Akasi has a good perspective in the future. Her creativity deserves attention of people interested in fine art. On the one hand, Olga Akasi explains her appeal to a portrait by professional search of quite not easy creative ways. On the other hand, she explains it by personal aspiration to a phenomenon of Person».
A. Grell. «Finding string of Аriadna». Your Time Journal
For our so-called post-human society, where not only "God is dead", but also, together with him, man is, Olga Akasi as an artist (and, mainly, as a portraitist) gives a rebirth to the human. This idea is reflected brilliantly in Akasi's images which we may call phainomena, or those which appear and are present in light (of soul) and its reflections.
Valeria Gavrilenko, Ph.D, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
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