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"Awful!" - "The Ukrainian Potential" [14 Sep 2010|09:11pm]


"Awful!" - that was the first reaction of the people who visited the presentation when they saw "The Ukrainian Potential"

The sculptor stressed that he was inspired to create this work by his recent travelling around Ukraine. "I was shocked of what I saw: ruins, poverty, a total decay. However on TV the politicians tell us that everything is fine and will be even better. But Ukraine is different. Now you will see the way it looks."


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Official website of the sculptor http://www.kingofmarble-shmatko.com/engver/index_en.html

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Луганский скульптор Н. Шматько поверг в ужас "Украинским потенциалом"и 7-метровым... (фото) [10 Sep 2010|11:23pm]

В форме инсталляции провел презентацию своей новой работы "Украинский потенциал" луганский скульптор Николай Шматько. Об этом сообщает корреспондент "ОстроВ".

По словам скульптора, на создание новой работы его вдохновило недавнее путешествие по Украине: "Я был в шоке от того, что увидел: разруха, нищета, упадок повсеместный. А с телевизора политики рассказывают нам, как все красиво и будет еще лучше. А Украина - не такая. Сейчас увидите, какая она".

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Источник: Газета Остров
Сайт скульптора Шматько: http://www.kingofmarble-shmatko.com/

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Ukrainian Sculptor Unveils Yanukovych Bust [08 Aug 2010|02:22pm]

Mykola Shmatko and his sculpture titled 'Among Emperors'
Mykola Shmatko and his sculpture titled "Among Emperors"

LUHANSK, Ukraine -- A sculptor in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk has unveiled a bronze bust of President Viktor Yanukovych titled "Among Emperors  ," RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

Mykola Shmatko told journalists at the presentation on August 3 that he decided on the title because he sees Yanukovych as one in a series of personalities that includes Roman Emperor Caligula and Alexander the Great.

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Луганский скульптор ездил во Флоренцию на биеннале. Хочет вернуться туда за мрамором [11 May 2010|06:01pm]

В начале декабря известный в Луганске и далеко за его пределами скульптор  Николай Шматько  снова побывал в Италии, во Флоренции. Он принял участие в 7-й выставке современного искусства Florence Biennale, которая прошла 5-13 декабря в выставочном комплексе Fortezza da Basso в рамках программы ООН «Диалог цивилизаций». В ней участвовали 840 художников и скульпторов из 76 стран мира. Мастер, ранее участвовавший и в 6-й Florence Biennale (тогда его творческие успехи удостоились награды выставки - ордена Лоренцо Великолепный ), привез массу новых впечатлений, которыми он поделился с «ОстроВ». Поездка придала ему творческих сил и энергии, и теперь скульптор с еще большим вдохновением работает над завершением своего главного проекта – >>> Явление Христа апостолам >>>

Н. Шматько в своей мастерской

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Nicolai Shmatko has presented his new sculpture "Ukrainian Aurora" - Yulia Timoshenko [11 Sep 2009|09:57pm]


Nicolai Shmatko has presented his new sculpture "Ukrainian Aurora" and a new sculpture group "Christ's Appearance to the Apostles".

Nicolai Shmatko has presented his new sculpture "Ukrainian Aurora" and a new sculpture group "Christ's Appearance to the Apostles". It has taken 15 years for him to create the project with the Twelve Apostles.

In his sculptures Nicolai Shmatko decided to deviate from the Bible apostles known to us. "In this sculpture there are our contemporaries, people who live near us. Only Jesus Christ is an imaginary person as nobody can pretend to be like him. We can also see Peter, his favourite disciple, doubting Thomas and Judas. Among the known Bible persons I have embodied myself and my sons"- Nicolai Shmatko retells. 
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http://www.kingofmarble-shmatko.com/engver/p1_project_en.html The preliminary cost of this sculpture is 1.5 mln. Euro.


The other sculpture of the Nicolai Shmatko "Ukrainian Aurora" has taken him half a year. He retells about it, "Aurora is a morning star which lights up the road of travelers and wayfarers. I decided to accent attention on this and tried to find a woman who can personify national pathos but I could not for a long time. And finally I found national Ukrainian colouring in Julia Timoshenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine".
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  Nicolai Shmatko estimates this sculpture in 500 thousand Euro.

The sculptor noted that he is a non-party man and has not any political sympathies to Julia Timoshenko but her image helped him to create our contemporary Aurora.

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my work [15 Jun 2009|12:45am]

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Hello fellow artists! [19 Jan 2009|07:21pm]

[ mood | excited ]

David found The Space Art Network a few weeks ago, and I joined, and I love it! It's a place for artists of pretty much every medium to share their visions of space exploration, extraterrestrial worlds, future, etc.

Well, Boris, the SAN founder, was approached to start a Space Art Magazine! It's completely visionary and completely in the beginning stages of pre-production, but we're on track to make it something wonderful.

And did I mention I've been named as an editorial officer? My areas of focus are: Space Fantasy short stories (a.k.a. "fantastic fiction" with "alien mythology"), articles on ancient cosmology, exoarcheology, UFO, spirituality, etc.

So please go check out both sites, join if you're so inclined, submit if you'd like, and above all else, spread the word. :D

I'm so sorry. Apparently the links got lost in the translation. :/

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=QHCM&ff=21&APath= for SAN, and

http://spaceart.us/ for SAM.


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Custom portraits for commission [29 Dec 2008|01:17pm]

[ mood | creative ]


I am an artist who enjoys making others happy. I would love to do a portrait for you, and would need only a photograph to work from.

My work has been used by the non-profit organization In Praise of Mountain Women as awards, and has been seen in various places online. You may check out some of my art at http://kylari.deviantart.com.

I typically work with a 16" x 20" stretched canvas, and I use oils as my medium. Size is subject to your wishes, but my medium is not.

Prices start at $150, with 50% up front and the remaining balance due upon completion. I accept PayPal only unless you are local to the Tri-Cities, TN, and would like to pay in cash.

Contact me today and give someone you love a beautiful, personal gift that will be enjoyed for generations.

e-mail me at astacia_m (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thank you for looking.




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Remembering my Mom [26 Sep 2008|02:14pm]

[ mood | nostalgic ]

I painted this last year, and donated it to In Praise of Mountain Women to be used as the first "Teri Vautrin Award for Women who Empower", which was presented to my mother, Teri Vautrin, in June 2007. She passed away in November 2007.


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Ebay [10 Jul 2008|10:29pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Nebula is currently on auction. Check it out. :)


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I wrote this last night. [09 Oct 2007|02:21pm]

[ mood | artistic ]


It's a big bean morning
in the mountains.
The fog is low and thick
and looks like a blanket of cotton
placed upon us by the moon.
I can smell the honeysuckle
and the cucumber vines.
The tomatoes are almost ripe
and I can already tase them,
warm from the sun,
thickly sliced onto Mamaw's homemade biscuits.
One bird sings,
and another answers,
and soon there is a chorus filling my ears.
I am at peace,
content with the world
and my place in it.
I love big bean mornings.

-Winnie Vautrin

Backstory: In Scott County,VA, where I grew up therewas a woman known to everone as The Bean Lady. Every morning in September she would go outside at the crack of dawn to observe the mountains. If it was foggy she would place a bean in a mason jar; a big bean for a big fog and a small bean for a small fog. During the winter the beans were taken back out of the jar; big beans for big snows and small beans for small snows. For years she was able to accurately predict what kind of winter we were in for.

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[21 Dec 2006|05:17pm]

These are the paintings I've done recently. I've done a Hell of a lot more, but I just haven't uploaded them to Photobucket, yet. This is the busiest Christmas I've ever had, as far as commissions go. For the past two months, I've been working non-stop, around the clock. I've been up early and haven't been going to bed until around 4-5am almost every morning. I've been working a lot, heh, but I can't complain! I get paid to do what I love.. at home, listening to music, having a snack, talking with Patrick, hanging out with my family.... and it's just perfect. :)

Jade's legs while I was trying to take a picture, haha...

And the memorial for the handsome Fonzie..
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[03 Sep 2006|08:00pm]

I did this this afternoon.
It took me a little over an hour.
It's small, only 5" x 7", done in acrylics on canvas panel.
I like it. :)

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[11 Aug 2006|02:07am]

I did this tonight. It was done with acrylics on an 18" x 24" gallery stretched canvas.

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[12 Jul 2006|12:36pm]

Oh, well, I cannot compare to the beautiful animal paintings posted so far. I have enjoyed them greatly and I don't know how you can give them away for so little on ebay. You should goto art.com. I think they most give you a percentage if someone buys and frames your art.

That was for "tres_jolie_____ ". I liked the dogs most of all though the detail of the horse looked amazing. I once took a painting class where I was taught nothing. The teacher just let us paint and did not say anything, not even a comment about our efforts. That was not a class!!! And I was paying! We just rented room to pain with other painters in the same physcial location. Nevertheless... I will post my fist attempt with pastels. Remember, I don't have an education in art; as a matter of fact, I am just a chemist.


I was given this KIT of pastels - and I started to sketch the first thing I had in front, which was this! I will keep pounding on this kit to see if I get better. I also bought a set of color pencil which included some kind of blue stick. I guess that is similar to a crayon to sketch what I am to paint. Correct me if I am wrong, anyone. I also bought a "thinner" because I could not find the liquid it mentioned in the quick starter brochure, but I hope thinner is the same (I have not worked as a chemist for eons); that was, to give my sketches a painterlay look. That is what happened with the blotched black of the metallic mug. Booh!

Enjoy! And critique, anyone.
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[07 Jun 2006|04:52pm]

I did this today.
I started it at noon and I finished it a little after 4.

36" x 24" acrylics on stretched canvas

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[08 Apr 2006|09:08pm]

I painted this gorgeous palomino Thoroughbred this evening!
I absolutely love it! :D

"Golden Elegance"
16" x 20" Acrylics on Stretched Canvas

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Printmaking.... [07 Apr 2006|05:46pm]

[ mood | blah ]

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Thanks Erin for the pictures!

These prints were made using matte board and gesso on a masonite board.
and printed using a steamroller as a press.

Here's pictures of how it's done. [link]*

*These weren't from the printmaking i did last saturday.

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[07 Apr 2006|04:22pm]

I did this today! :)

14" x 18" Acrylics on Canvas
I call it, "TUNNEL!"

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[08 Mar 2006|01:24pm]

I started this painting yesterday but I ran out of time and had to go to class, so I finished it this morning. Took about 3 hours, total.

I am really happy with it. :)

11" x 14" Acrylics on canvas panel

"Buckskin Beauty"

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