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"To be" or "Seem".  A thin line between reality and illusion.  What happens to us in reality - is it reality?  Or just a figment of our imagination?  What is more dangerous "reality" or "illusion"?


PublisherIgor Navrotskyi
FramedNot included

About the artist


  Igor Navrotsky is a modern European artist working in the genre of figurative and abstract painting.  He paints his works in a studio located in the picturesque region of Slovakia and in Vienna.

   Born 1971 in Kiev (Ukraine) in a creative family.  His first painting teacher was his mother.  He studied at the art school at the Union of Artists of Ukraine.  Workshop of P. Zikunov.  He continued his creative activity in Slovakia.Where did he move in 2012.  Combining creativity and teaching.  He taught painting at the art school of Prievidca, Slovakia.  In cooperation with the Art Agency “Musicum Ad Libitum”, he held a series of master classes for art lovers.  Participates in national art events under the patronage of the state.  Collaborates with recognized Slovak, Austrian and German galleries.  Personal exhibitions: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021.

Igor is constantly developing and improving his creative skills.In his pictorial essays, he opens the world of human emotions and experiences.  At the junction of inspiration, creative experience and observation, his works are born.  In them, he conveys subtle vibrations of emotions and sensations.  By creating a gallery of female portraits, revealing female psychology through visual art.

The artist's works are in private and public collections in the USA, Austria, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, England, Spain

Artist statement

I consider my work as a tool. With which a person can discover himself. Expand the boundaries and frameworks of the usual perception of the world. Get in touch with inner reality. See its depth and versatility. What can be the impetus for a new one. Through trust in life and a willingness to meet unexpected aspects of the World.

Painting for me is the unity of opposites and the search for a balance between them. Logical and emotional, sadness and joy, shadow and light, strength and fragility. I believe that art has the ability to awaken thoughts and emotions, the ability to transform and transform life in an instant.Various techniques and experiments, constant improvement of their expressive capabilities, like filtering and gaining their mature pictorial handwriting. Form, color, texture, light - a harmonious and verified combination of these components and attention to detail. This is my approach to conveying meaning and state. I use color and light. To saturate the canvas space. And to create a unique atmosphere that increases the expressive value and gives greater depth and fullness to my pictorial essays.

In my work, my creative part collides with the rational one and this produces unexpected solutions and ways of visual manifestation. Weaving emotions into every brush stroke or palette knife. I combine this with a clear vision of the depicted world. I enrich my artistic images with intellectual puzzles that create a real image in unrealistic contexts.

For me to be able to convey this is the highest achievement in art.


Other work of Igor Navrotskyi

Flowers and bird
Painting, 60x80x2 cm (w/h/d)
Adorable girl
Painting, 80x110x2 cm (w/h/d)
Summer flowers
Painting, 60x50x2 cm (w/h/d)
Best Friend
Painting, 85x85x2 cm (w/h/d)
lady with ermine
Painting, 65x85x2 cm (w/h/d)
Batterfly’s dance
Painting, 65x85x2 cm (w/h/d)
Sad clown
Painting, 70x105x2 cm (w/h/d)
Her reflection
Painting, 100x100x2 cm (w/h/d)
"A Farewell to Arms"
Painting, 60x70x2 cm (w/h/d)