About

Valerij Sosna was born and lives in the Dnipro. He made a decision to become a professional artist at a rather mature age, when he was serving in the army.

For several years he worked in the art studio of Mikhail Pushnoj. Then he lived and worked for three years in Moscow studio of the artist Fyodor Reshetnikov, where he absorbed the energetics of his paintings, as well as paintings by Vrubel, Serov, Repin.

After several years of study he entered the Kiev State Art Institute. Graduation from the university coincided with the first solo exhibition in the capital. Since then and to this day the artist continues to search in the most different genres of painting and trends in the visual arts.

The first large personal exhibition was held in the Dnipro Art Museum in 2003 year. The exposition showed as wide and diverse the work of this master. After trips to Europe, series of magical Venetian and Viennese landscapes was born, which formed the basis of the exhibition. The native species of Dnipro also took almost the most important place in the exhibition.

At the subsequent solo exhibitions the genres of still life, portrait and landscape will be presented in various ways. Certainly, arouse interest already well-known compositions of master, among which are the Dialectics of Time, the Millennium, the Transfiguration of the Savior Cathedral, and the Winter. And new ones, such as the Polar Star, the Musician, the Croupier, the Big and Little Dipper diptych, and series of nude paintings.

Valerij Sosna became a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine in 2005 year and constantly participates in All-Ukrainian and international art exhibitions and plein-airs.

Valerij realizes himself as a teacher, being the head of a visual arts studio and curator of the gallery. His creative path is a constant search for style and improvement of craftsmanship, he does not work in a stamp that was once found, because variety is a sign of growth. Pictures of Valerij Sosna give people a sense of beauty and give positive emotions.

Exhibitions

2018
Personal exhibition ``Ours. Sublimation of war``

2017
Watercolors on chains

2016
Our Country

2016
Personal Exhibition in Dnipro

2016
Winter Vernissage

2008
The first All-Ukrainian exhibition of still life in Kiev

2008
Flowers for women

2008
All-Ukrainian exhibition of paintings in Dnipro

2007
All-Ukrainian landscape exhibition ``Kuindzhi Memorial``

2007
Member of the all-Ukrainian triennale of painting in Kiev

2006
Participant of the International Plein Air - Exhibition. Poland

2005
Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Artists of the Dnipro Region ``New Countdown``

2004
Participant of the International Art Festival in Magdeburg, Germany

2003
All-Ukrainian Exhibition of Painting and Graphics ``Picturesque Ukraine``, Kiev

2002
Personal exhibition of paintings in the Dnepropetrovsk Art Museum