On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence of Ukraine Mission of Ukraine to the EU, Embassy of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Belgium and Mission of Ukraine to NATO held the opening of the exhibition of prominent Ukrainian artist Ivan Marchuk “The Genotype of Liberty”, followed by diplomatic reception. The event took place in the European Parliament and was hosted by Mr. Mark Demesmaeker MEP.
Ivan Marchuk is a notable figure among the luminaries of contemporary world culture. The artist has created about 5,000 paintings and held over 100 personal exhibitions. He is a founder of entirely new styles in art. In 2007 he was included into the British ranking “Top 100 living geniuses” (72nd position). In 2006 the International Academy of Modern Art in Rome admitted Ivan Marchuk to “the Golden Guild” and elected him as an honorary member of the Scientific Council of the Academy.
30 paintings representing four of twelve periods of creative genius of Ukrainian artist introduce the European community to Ivan Marchuk’s ideological system, rooted in high aesthetics. The artistic heritage of I.Marchuk draws strongly on reserves of folk wisdom, seemingly taken from the depths of the “golden age” of mankind.