People's Artist of Ukraine
Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine
Laureate of Maximilian Voloshin
Audience Award medalist Biennale chamber watercolors
Author of the textbook "The Art of Watercolor
Painting" books "Rowing to Athens", "contemporary
artist and cultural traditions", "Archive bridge."
Member of international research expeditions on the reconstructed wooden
sailing-rowing ancient Greek vessel VI century BC, ancient seafaring
Laureate of the State Prize of the Autonomous Republic
Corresponding member Peter Academy of Sciences and Arts. (Russia, Saint-Petersburg).
He studied at the Art School. Samokisha (Teachers Grigoriev
GN Kishchenko YA, Vereshchak VI, GN Kurylenko, Ephraim A., V. Volkov,
Popova RI). He graduated from Academy. Fedorov in Lviv, Department "Graphic
(Head AD Popov). Key works are kept in the State Museum of Fine Arts.
Pushkin in Moscow, Simferopol Art Museum, Feodosia art gallery them.
Gorky Ministry Culture of Ukraine.
Leonid Gerasimov - romantic. The worship of the surrounding
beauty, chanting experienced - was central to his works. His credo artist
formulates as follows: "The meaning of the work of artists - to
encourage people to live by Christian eternal commands to stop, think,
because we live in this life if God has called us?" Artists must
clearly understand its purpose, - for what He gives talents? Convince
his creativity, that salvation of the people in our faith, our repentance,
that going to church is more moral than melt "Black Square"
and various poshiba neoavangardistami. This "art" does not
incite love for man - to his mother, a woman, a child, for the Motherland.
This dead-end art. At best it's an entertaining exercise in composition.
How not peered into this box and its variants, nothing there to see.
Do not be deceived! With the same success in his position could be a
footprint, spitting, etc. Our artists pen - writers, poets, musicians,
instead debunk criminality, corruption, crime, revolution, romanticize
all this spiritual garbage and continue to promote the means of art.
How often artists doing a disservice to society, drawing labels and
advertising fake vodka products with saltpeter G.M.O., biodobavkami
- baiting these people. Intelligentsia "Silver Age" his atheism
has provoked the rise to power of non-humans and that the oceans of
blood all over the planet in 1917. That is not enough? How quickly we
can forget the human suffering and tragedy of our people ... How often
his impiety and lack of faith we cover beautiful words: "I create",
"creativity", "I see", "This is my vision,"
"My Style." All this is a manifestation of selfishness in
art. In the picture should not be a face painter and a person of the
Creator, if He is not there, then it automatically takes place devil.
We are all looking for national idea, and it under our feet, in the
Orthodox faith - raise it. Without this revival of Ukraine we do not
wait. We must not abuse the government, not politicians, and we are
artists, for what we are going on about the customers, serve them, and
not to God. The supreme goal of the artist - his works to enable people
to understand the meaning and value of life that people would finally
become spiritually better, kinder, kinder to each other. I, unfortunately,
there is little time to meet these requirements. If this is not my work,
or little, I can not really call myself an artist. All my books and
watercolors, as though spectacular and significant they may seem, and
no matter how visible they are accompanied by success can not be perfect
and the right people if they pursue the goal of vanity, popularity,
or any benefit for himself. Compassion and love - that every true Christian
motifs great cause, really great artist. So far, I'm just learning to
be an artist ...