Volodymyr Koren was born on January 16, 1962 in Luhansk (Ukraine) in the family of the famous monumental artist Hryhorii Koren.
He studied at the Republican Art High School in Kyiv. In 1981-1987, he studied sculpture at Makar Vronsky’s studio at the Kyiv State Art Institute (now the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture).
He lives and works in Kyiv.
Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1998.
Works in the field of monumental and easel sculpture, creating both classical and modern compositions. The artist pays considerable attention to the synthesis of architecture and plasticity, embodying architectural and sculptural ensembles for interiors and landscapes.
V. Koren’s creative work includes park sculpture, reliefs on building facades, mosaics, memorial complexes, tombstones, small architectural forms, small plastic, medals, souvenirs, and fireplaces.
The artist’s works are distinguished by a tendency to a refined interpretation of classical forms, a successful combination of sculptural decor with landscape design, the use of various stone and metal processing techniques that form various textures, reveal the play of light and shade and color shades, and allow the most expressive conveyance of the idea of the work.
Participant and winner of numerous competitions and projects for the construction of monuments in Ukraine, including the monument to St. John of Putivl in Putivl (2016), the monument to Unity in Fastiv (2017), the monument to the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred in Odesa (2017), the memorial sign/composition “Soldiers of Zhytomyr Region – Defenders of the Motherland, killed in the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine” (2019), a monument to James Mace, a prominent American researcher of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine (2006), a monument to Nadiya Svitlychna (2007), a monument to Vyacheslav Chornovil (2001), a monument to Georgiy Gongadze and journalists who died under unclear circumstances (2007), and an ensemble of monuments to statesmen and politicians “Alley of Prominent Figures of Ukraine” (2008).
Volodymyr Koren’s sculpture workshop performs the entire range of works – from concept development and sketching to fabrication of the work in material and its installation in accordance with technical norms and standards for installation work, solving architectural situations using both classical and modern 3D technologies.
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