Andriy Kopchak exhibits a wide range of skills in his graphically striking paintings. Bending and stretching the angles of perspective into a universe that mixes the iconic and the fantastic, his images combine strong lines, a distinctive color palette, and a dynamic sense of movement. Kopchak’s background includes the decorative arts and etching as well as illustration and book design, and he builds a world that takes elements from those disciplines and recreates them in new settings. He employs a creative style based on both painting and drawing in works that have both a precise sharpness and a loose spontaneity. That combination gives them the aura of a waking dream, pulling the viewer powerfully into the stories they tell.
Working in oil and acrylic on canvas, Kopchak has an original approach to color, using hues with an almost psychedelic intensity along with subtle, dark tones that add a level of depth and dimension, bringing the physicality of his dreamlike world into focus. The artist, who has exhibited in galleries around the world, lives and works in the Ukrainian town of Truskavets.