Born on April 12, 1984 in Republic of Belarus, Minsk.

2009 – graduated Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Department of Monumental and Decorative Art. 

 

Active member of republican and international exhibitions of Belarus, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Armenia. Member of the Belarusian Union of Artists.

Personal Exhibitions:

2017 - Personal exhibition "ART".  Minsk, DK Gallery

2016 - Personal exhibition "Sharp ellipsis. Strategy of understatement". Minsk, A&V Art Gallery

2012 - Personal art exhibition "Inter Face”, Minsk

 

 


The topic of Oleg Kostyuchenko’s works is a human body and its visible sufferings. The purpose of his works is to show the fragility of human life. The artist combines pain and suffering with aesthetic attraction. His vision of the body gives to a viewer a feeling of love and relief, but also shows terror and violence. His works are both exciting and provocative and cause controversy. The main features of the artist’s works are deliberate disappearance and the absence of physical and spiritual. His works clearly show how the artist transforms personal into the universal. Later, the viewer performs the reverse process of recognition from the universal images to the personal feelings that are individualized for each person. The value of the artist’s work lies in the multi-levelness of images. Created by the principle of imposing meanings, they do not require a literal representation. The pictures play the role of stimulus or a mirror, the images of which motivate the viewer to the dialogue, social interaction or the ability to be open along with. By portraying fleshliness, the author makes a person to deal with an individual or social reality. Oleg Kostiuchenko is actively inserting into the fragments of religious art or the iconographic images. Through the provocative from, the artist talks about faith and vertical hierarchy as well as an existential crisis and its causes. The artist introduces his version of modern ethical guidelines by an intervention into the taboo themes and images.