Arsen Bereza. Melancholy. Hüzün

In Turkish, there is the word "Hüzün", the meaning of which is close to the concept of all-pervading melancholy, but its meaning is something wider. It accurately characterizes the sensation that is traced in urban environments and determines the state of the soul of their inhabitants, who at the same time feel their connection with the whole city that unites them.

“ICONART” CONTEMPORARY SACRED ART GALLERY

The mission of Iconart contemporary sacred art gallery is to exhibit, collect and make available for sale sacred icon art of contemporary artists from different regions of Ukraine. We believe that Iconart brings together modern art and Christian spirituality, interpreting this long and rich tradition of icon art within today's cultural context. It is our hope that visitors will view this historic art form in new ways that resonate with the people and issues of contemporary society. 

Iconart opened in Lviv, Ukraine on February 14, 2010 with an icon exhibition of the work of Ivanka Krypyakevych-Dymyd called “Between the Nativity and the Resurrection. The Icon and Around It”. Since its inception, the gallery has introduced visitors to the best examples of current religious Icon paintings of artists from the Lviv region, including the work of Petro Gumenyuk, Ivanka Krypyakevych-Dymyd, Oksana Romaniv-Triska, Lyuba Yatskiv, young creators Danylo Movchan, Natalya Rusetska, Ostap Lozynsky, along with representatives of other Ukrainian schools of sacred art, such as Oleksandr Antonyuk, Andriy Kovalenko, and Olga Kovtun.

Iconart Gallery is located in an intimate, comfortable studio at 26 Virmenska Street, L’viv, Ukraine.  The gallery has become a gathering place for the presentation of Ukrainian contemporary sacred art, a meeting place for admirers of this art form, and an open, welcoming environment for discussion and creative exploration of contemporary issues in the arts and society.  We welcome you to come in and experience this unique art form with us.

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