Roman Selsky. Crimea (within the framework of the “Grand Masters” project)

The exhibition “Roman Selsky. Crimea (in the framework of the “Grand Masters” project)” represents the artworks of Selsky’s most creative period, in particular, those devoted to Crimea. The solace of the sea – provided an acute sense of beauty which intensified an underlying feeling of loneliness – and yet at the same time, the sea was a source of romantic dreams in the form of ships, indistinguishable holidaymakers, and places of rest. He combined a very realistic way of painting with his smooth and even blurry shapes and images. Crimean landscapes and places fade under Selsky’s brush. They are both calm and close, letting our imagination feel the warmth of the sun, the noise of the wind, or the flapping birds’ wings … There are no loud cries or motives for deep reflection. Only calm. Here and now ...


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.