Oleg M. Karavajev
Olej M. Karavajev – painter, activist, broadcast engineer, author of the “Thirteen Rationalistic Propositions”, poet, musician, author of the “My Book For You” (2010) and founder of the non-commercial project “Portal of Independent Artists” in Ukraine.
Born 5th September 1961 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Finished education in musical school in 1974 – playing accordion.
1978–1983 he studies engineering of space-broadcasting at the former Higher Military School of Communication Technology in Kiev.
In his study years he was a member and a founder of few musical bands.
1983–1992 he served in Soviet Army and he is a proud owner of Medal of Soviet Army, which he had obtained for his achievements and bravery.
1992–2014 he has put in his own business in several spheres of trade.
Since 2001 he is also devoted to many kinds of art, actively participating in public events in Ukraine as an artist, author, leader of the "Portal of Independent Artists" project and a partner of the "Our Destiny Is Ukraine" project. He has become an organizer and curator of many charitable as well as commercial or patriotic exhibitions, auctions, competitions, artistic workshops and other artistic meetings.
As an artist, O. M. Karavajev is a successor of impressionists and realism. His favorite genres are landscape, street vistas and collage. There is also a number of copies of works of famous masters in his portfolio. He created more than 150 canvases, which can be found in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Israel and USA as well as on walls of the Government of Ukraine in Kiev, Academy of Diplomacy in Kiev or in Centre of Pediatric Cardiology in Kiev.
The Portal of Independent Artists
Portal of Independent Artists is a small website, which contains hundreds of smaller sites, which present thousands of artists, from well-known to completely unknown. Main aim of the project is to bring artists from the grey-ness, loneliness and aimlessness to the real charming world of visual art.