Mayk's Photo.Art is an artist-run online gallery featuring fine art photography from Ukraine. It founded by Andrii Maykovskyi, a Ukrainian travel art photographer based in Chernihiv, a member of the art association 'Kievphotos-Hall 2012'. The online gallery represents artworks by Andrii Maykovskyi now. At an early date, if you would support us, we will feature other Ukrainian photo artists and their artworks.
Andrii photographs landscapes, architecture, destinations, nature with a passion to find and to convey a visual reflex and a soul of the subject matter. To achieve this his photographs go through heavy post-processing but with no significant retouche of the real picture. Because on his opinion a marvel of photography is that the image on the photo is based on the real shot, and this presents the beholder a reasonable hope that a miracle exists in reality. To explore what is beyond a 'flat image' is his exciting artist journey.
You can order limited edition prints in the gallery that printed and fulfilled by Saatchi Art (USA) with direct mail delivery to your home. You support the cultivation of fine art photography in Ukraine if collecting our limited edition prints.
Featured exhibitions of Andrii Maykovskyi artworks -
2020 - Annual group exhibition of Chernihiv Branch of National Union of Photo Artists of Ukraine (February, Chernihiv Regional Scientific Library, Chernihiv, Ukraine)
2019 - Solo exposition of fine art prints on 'Rhapsody of Siver Land' art exhibition (September - October, art showroom of Chernihiv Branch of National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Chernihiv, Ukraine)
2019 - The photo album 'Temples of Chernihiv-Sivershchyna' is issued (published by "Desna Polygraph", Chernihiv, 48 pages, premium printing, Ukrainian and English, 500 copies), and exhibited on International photo book forum 'ArtPhotoBook '2019' (September, House of Cinematography, Kyiv, Ukraine)
2018 - Solo exposition on KYIVPHOTOWEEK '2018 International photographic forum (November, center 'Toronto-Kyiv', Kyiv, Ukraine)
2018 - Solo exhibition of fine arts 'Temples of the Siverian Soul' (March - April, Art association 'Kievphotos-Hall 2012' & Art Club 'Vydyvo y Vyno', Central House of Artists, Kyiv, Ukraine)
2015 - Solo exhibition of fine arts 'Ukraine: One Soul' (February - May, art gallery 'Vernissage in the Library' of Chernihiv Central City Library of M. Kotsyubynsky, Chernihiv, Ukraine) - first solo exhibition of the artist
'I started to photograph 7-8 years old when my father has presented the very old Zeiss compact medium format camera to me. The camera was simple and has only 2 controls. The picturesque landscapes of enchanting Desna river flowing in my native land and forests and grasslands around it became the first subject matter inspiring me. It was just magic to make a shot and to see an image later in the darkroom, an image that is under control of your feelings. Some 2 years later this Zeiss became too simple for me and I shot with father's Praktika SLR 35mm camera already.'
Only a few films survived from that early time. They were cheap Soviet films of low quality and many shots on them have strong childish technical flaws. But one shot was found on these films good enough to make a quality modern print.
This one early shot demonstrating lazy Desna river with small tugboat is very dear for us. So we want to share these emotions of old times and you can order this early shot taken more than 30 years ago as exclusive limited edition print in 2 sizes.