Ivan Rusachek

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Ivan Rusachek

2000 – university of Janka Kupala (Grodno), office of arts.

Since 2002 – I continued training at faculty of graphics of the Belarusian state academy of arts (Minsk).

2003 – 2007 – the graphic artist of creative academic workshops of painting, a sculpture and graphics at the Ministry of Culture of RB (Minsk).

The degree project – illustrations to Dante Alighieri's poem "The divine comedy" under the leadership of the academician Mikhail Savitsky.

Since 2008 – the member of the Union of artists of  Belarus.

It is noted by diplomas and medals at various international competitions:

2005 – the award "GOLD DOUBLE" of the ministry of information and the press of RB for the best illustrations, the Artist and Book exhibition competition (Minsk, RB).

2007 - special prize "Murside Itsmeli", 2nd biennial of EX LIBRIS (Ankara, Turkey).

2007 - the 2nd award at competition of an ex-libris and a medal, the XX biennial of EX LIBRIS (Mr. Malbork, Poland)

2007 - 1 award, 6 biennials of a print Museum of the press (New York, USA).

2013 - Special award ARCHBISHOPRIC OF GRANADA, exposicion internacional de GRABADO (Spain). 

2014 - 2nd award, 7 INTERNATIONAL EX LIBRIS AND SMALL GRAPHIC FORMS COMPETITION "SECRETS OF A COLD SEA" (Gdansk, Poland).

2014 - 3rd award, Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini-prints Biennial (Ganchdzhou, China).             

2014 – exlibris works Won the Excellent Rite in the 8th International Fu Xian Zhai Exlibris Invitational Exhibition 2014. Shanghai Fu Xian Zhai Exlibris Museum.

2015 – diploma of the nominee, International Triennale of printed and easel in Brest (Belarus).

2016 – Honourable Mention for tne Third Place. 8th International ex libris contest “Library of  Bodio Lomnago” (Italy).

2016 – «Excellent Award of Exlibris». Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini-prints Biennal (Ganchdzhou, China). 

2016 – «Excellent Award of Mini-prints». Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini-prints Biennal (Ganchdzhou, China). 

2017 - Grand Prix. 21st International Small Graphic and Ex-libris Contest (Sant Nicolas, Belgium)

2017 - 1st place. DEG-Congress (Padeborn, Germany).

For Ivan Rusachek creativity is represented a pyramid, at the heart of which not a form, not a material, and first of all idea – a work root. The idea sets a material choice, a form and the amount of future work. Thus, the word, a sign and a symbol make a basis of the conceived.

Ivan Rusachek in "studio" creates theater of words and symbols, characters and their shadows. This theater he calls "Puppet theater".

Movement of words as gears in a clockwork, set a pendulum in motion, everything comes to life: there are intelligent phrases, ideas find a form. Light is switched on, there are shadows. Light opens the world real and imagined. Light as if the lifted curtain, revealing a mimicry of persons and gestures, begins theatrical action.

"Puppet theater" attracts with the magic atmosphere connected with miracle of revival of a lifeless subject – dolls. That represents a doll body, it is visible to everyone, and that such the doll soul, doesn't know anybody. It is shrouded still in bigger secret, than soul of the person. The secret is stronger, the more it to herself attracts. Sometimes everything reminds a mosaic collected from the smallest elements. And at times everything is aggregated, falls superfluous, insignificant, there is only indivisible formula which it is possible to call "sign". So sign property of a doll opens. Thanks to it unreal it is organically interwoven in real, ritual mixes up with the fantastic – multilevel systems of meanings are so created. In a word, movement, light, a shadow tell that "is seen" by the artist in the phenomenon internal or the phenomenon external. 

Words symbols are images of all concreteness and all phenomena round the person. There is no pointless symbol. On a sheet of paper there is a line, then one more, they intertwine, "play", thereby giving rise to new lines, – so there is a picture. On a sheet of paper there is the life: from this leaf the familiar person looks at us, on other leaf we want to glance in the cracked window, and from the third - we are watched attentively by an angel. As though also all our life is no other than filling of a big pure cloth with unique images.

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