“It is not easy to put my artistic credo into words. Definitely I would like to convey through paintings feeling of positive, beauty, joy, and harmony. To involve the viewer into dialogue, to offer to think about eternal values, to stop for a moment in today’s hectic and tense world – and relax.
If the art lover feels it from my paintings – then I’m happy that this is my calling in life”
Andras Manajlo is a ruthenian artist from Subcarpathia. Was born in 1970 in a painter dynasty family. His ascendants – grandfather Fedor and father Ivan – achieved significant place in the art life of the region. Andras built not only upon an unique art school of his predecessors, but also on top-ranked professional artist-qualifying institutions such as the Russian Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. Andras is actively involved in numerous international art-symposiums.
„There is something deeply intense and critical in personal sensibilities and modalities of Andras Manajlo’s artworks and expressions. His art somehow manages to muse and fuse the classical and the modern, the flat and the defined – it is personal biography meets movement, passion and a very physiological presence.
Exhibiting an impeccable instinct for the emotionally evocative power of color, movement, texture, and shape, his creative work relates more to a state of mind, mood or feeling, than a tangible object.
Amidst a sea of art, Andras Manajlo manage to say something very different.”
Nikita D. Lobanov,
a consultant to Christie’s auction house and (subsequently, from 1992 to 1997) a consultant to Sotheby’s,
a fellow in perpetuity of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City),
a member of the board of directors of the Foundation for International Arts and Education (Washington, DC),
a regent of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture (Los Angeles, California).
2011-2013 – professional advanced training courses at the faculty of painting and drawing of the Russian Academy of Art in St. Petersburg (Russia);
1991-1993 – study at a graphic design faculty of the Polygraphic Academy in Lwow (Ukraine);
1987-1991 – study at a batik decoration faculty of the Academy of Applied Arts in Lwow (Ukraine);
1985-1987 – study at faculty of decorative metal treatment at the College of Applied Arts in Uzhgorod (Ukraine).