Carved wooden sculptures by Igor Ivchenko

Posted By on February 3, 2011

“ Gymnast ” and “ Girl on the ball ”

“ Gymnast ” and “ Girl on the ball ”

These sculptures are carved by Igor Ivchenko ( Игорь Ивченко ) from Odessa, Ukraine.
Igor Ivchenko was born in 1964.
Since 1990 he has participated in art exhibitions – the Ukrainian and international. His works are in private collections all over the world.

Igor Ivchenko

Thoughts on Wood by Igor Ivchenko:

” In the contemporary art are many different styles, trends and concepts.
In my opinion very often the basic principle of art that “man is the measure of all things” are extended for a second ore even a third plan.
Coldness, non-human, space, banter, abstraction, etc. occupy very significant area in art.
But sometimes you want to touch the living, down-to-earth, closer to the human substance.
And here, everything is important: the history, mythology, literature, images familiar from childhood, youthful romance (so out of place in a hard, modern world).
But without that person loses the most, and perhaps the best part of himself.
My favorite material is wood. What could be closer to man than wood – material of a warm and lively, archaic, primordial.
Touching the paper, made of wood, you do not feel the cold and the grandeur of marble or bronze, but the live energy of the sun, combined with the image etched in this material may awaken in your heart something good and bright and nourish it (soul) with live power.”

Much more of magnificent carvings by Igor Ivchenko can be seen on his website:

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