Crédit Agricole Aquitaine supports the ArtUkraine charity programme for Ukrainian families affected by the conflict
To support the project, Crédit Agricole Aquitaine is making an exhibition gallery available to Alexander Shevchuk, located at the Regional Bank’s headquarters. Located in the centre of Bordeaux at 106 quai de Bacalan, close to the Cité du Vin and visible to passers-by from the street, the gallery is an ideal and highly accessible showcase for Alexander’s work.
The exhibition will run from 14 October to 30 November 2022.
Alexander Shevchuk was born in 1975 in Ladyzhyn, Ukraine. Guided by his boundless passion for art, he has devoted himself to painting. His forthright message is that every dream must be fulfilled, for the sake of our life. It is this dream that forms the true essence of his work, which focuses on the human figure, depicted alone or as part of an abstract approach. Working primarily in oil and mixed media, Alexander has channelled his creative focus into a series of monumental portraits with a strong visual impact. These works have been exhibited to the public, at auctions and in gallery spaces across Europe.
The ArtUkraine project
When the conflict began in Ukraine, Alexander asked himself how best to help his country and the thousands of displaced citizens having arrived in his hometown of Ladyzhyn. His local café responded by offering meals free of charge to the new arrivals. This initiative inspired him to create the ArtUkraine project to raise funds for the refugees. With the support of the Ministry of Culture, he set off to showcase Ukrainian art and culture by exhibiting his paintings in Europe. After spending time in Berlin, he moved to south-western France, where he has had friends for several years.
As part of the ArtUkraine project, four solo exhibitions of Alexander Shevchuk’s work will be held in Europe under the title “Love is in the air”. Alexander Shevchuk will also be taking part in an international exhibition in Switzerland.
The charitable part of the project is implemented in cooperation with the Podilska Hromada community foundation. The foundation has opened a bank account, which will receive charitable support from visitors to Alexander Shevchuk’s art exhibitions in Europe, as well as funds from the profits generated by the sale of the author's paintings.
The funds raised will be used to support programmes for internally displaced people in Ukraine affected by military conflict. They will also contribute programmes aimed at the local integration of refugees (including in the Vinnytsia region), informing them of urgent problems, providing them with legal advice, helping them to find employment, working towards their local integration and reducing their vulnerability.
Naturally, you have the opportunity to buy one of Alexander Shevchuk’s beautiful paintings and at the same time help Ukrainian families in need.
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