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Name: Sergey Ignatenko

Born in: 1975

Country: Belarus


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Sergey Ignatenko was born 1975 in Gomel, the Republic of Belarus. At the young age of eleven Ignatenko was accepted into art school. During his training he participated in numerous local and national exhibitions and competitions. Graduating from the school in 1990, Ignatenko was accepted into the Gomel Art College painting department, from which he graduated in 1995. In 1996 he began studies at the Belarusian State Art Academy in Minsk, where he had the privilege of studying painting with great masters of Belarus and the USSR like Dancig, Marochkin, Savickiy and more. Graduating in 2002, he returned to his native Gomel to teach at Gomel Art College. Sergey Ignatenko is a member of the Belarusian Artist Guild and operates his own studio, working on both commissioned and noncommissioned projects. The artworks are in collections in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Lithuania, Norway, Canada.


Selected Exhibitions and Awards of Sergey Ignatenko

2014 - 2011 - Marienheem, (the Netherlands) - P. Groen Art

2014 - 2010 – Quebec (Canada) – Galerie d'Art du Château Frontenac

2014 - 2009 – Stavanger (Norway) – GallerieAmare

2014 - 2008 - WienerNeustadt (Austria) - DomGalerie

2014 - 2007 Delft (The Netherlands) – ModelsinArt

2012 – Minsk (Belarus), Palace of Arts – Painters of Gomel region (group exhibition)

2012 – Gomel (Belarus), Gomel city culture palace (personal exhibition)

2012 – Gomel (Belarus), Gomel city library (personal exhibition)

2011 - Marienheem, the Netherlands - P. Groen Art - Winter Open doors days

2011 – Gomel (Belarus) - Vashchenko Gallery (group exhibition)

2011 - Gomel (Belarus) - The 1st international art plain air. Plain Air was devoted to 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster

2010 - Sevastopol (Crimea, Ukraine) – The 2nd international art plein air

2010 - Hoiniki (Belarus, Polesie area) - The 1st international art plein air

2009 – Sevastopol (Ukraine) - The I international plein air

2008 - Gomel (Belarus) - Vashchenko Gallery (personal exhibition)

2008 - Minsk, Belarus - Republic Art Palace

2008 - Spring Collection Art Ireland (with Arkhangel Gallery)

2008 - Listowel, Co. Kerry (Ireland) - Arkhangel Gallery

2007 - 2008 Lleida (Spain) - Rodsevi gallery

2007 - Gasselternijveen (The Netherlands) - Kunstgalerie Arnold

2007 - Navlya (Russia) - The X international art plein air

2007 - Chaville (France) - Atrium de Chaville

2006 - New York (USA) - The Agora gallery

2006 - Zhitomir (Ukraine) - The II international art plein air

2006 - Dallas (Texas, USA) - The American Juried Art Salon

2001 - 2004 - Art Expo New York (USA)

2001 - Israel - Oded Art Gallery - Old Jaffa

2000 - Israel - Dan Palace Eilat

1999 - Israel King Solomon's Palace Eilat

1998 - Hamburg (Germany) - Geissing Design

1997 - Singapore - Tresors International Fine Art

1996 - Paris - Galexy Gallery

1995 - Warsaw (Poland) - Group Exhibition

1994 - Minsk (Belarus) - Personal Exhibition



2006 - Honorable Mention (The American Juried Art Salon)



2012 – My dear by Georgiy Shevmer (Sergey Ignatenko's paintings as illustration to the book)

2008 - Who's Who in Visual Art (Art Domain Whois Verlag)


From early childhood I was always drawn to painting. Over the years this craving intensified, which determined my life way. The excellent art's education which I received (first at the Art college, then at the Academy of Arts) allows me to work in different styles, genres and with different materials. In my portfolio may be found landscape and still life works, abstraction and portraits. I feel myself sure working both with oils and pencil. During working on the portraits, I often use a dry brush technique.


However, my most favorite motif is the image of the most beautiful thing on the earth - a woman. Since ancient times woman attracted eyes to her and fired the minds of many artists. I could not avoid this subject also. In my paintings she may be different - dressed or naked, in joy or sorrow, she can sit, stand or lie down. But I always try to show her grace, dignity, and to convey her physical and spiritual beauty. Women account for many tests in life, but in any case they want to be loved and wanted, want to be taking care of them. And my task as an artist, I see to arouse by the viewer admiration of female beauty, but at the same time to show the feminine poignancy and vulnerability. In my works, I actively experiment with color and light to highlight the most important and significant in painting. My theoretical and practical knowledge I try to convey to my pupils - students of the Gomel Art college.


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