Volodymyr Nosan

Born in town of Balakliya in 1970, finish the Kharkov State Art College in 1992, in major of ”Graphics“. Finish the Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts in 1998, in major of “Graphics”. From 2003, became member of youth association of the Kharkov section of Union of the Artists of Ukraine.

Self-Statement /
I was born in a small provincial town of Balaklia, near Kharkov. My childhood was passed in a small village where my grandmother lived. Thus, she became the central figure of my works. Her perseverance is embodied within her forehead, her coarse hands. Hers is a life of heroism, for she was a woman who experienced the famine of 1933-1948, the war of 1941-1945… It’s her, Maria, who taught me to be indifferent to the onslaught of fate, who taught me to love the land she herself cherished, who preached sympathy into my heart and taught me how to be, just a man…

In my work I often retrace the time into when my grandmother Maria was still alive, to our cherry orchard near the house, to the old apple tree with a swing attached. This remembrance of time, is my returning to the paradise on earth I invented. It is a place where stars and human souls are interlaced into a single universe, in which one’s desire is no more than the simple wishes of a peasant.

Sometimes it seems to me that I am not painting pictures, but recreating the story of myself.


Volodymyr Nosan – The Gallery of Eastern European Artists 2017

We can perceive in Nosan’s artwork, the folk life of Ukraine and their positive attitude towards life. His art seems to conceal under the surface of the canvas, an accordion and bandura performance of Ukrainian folk music, or a recording of the sing-songs of Ukrainian youths, or even the stories of the black soil the elderly impart under the cloak of night… Nosan’s artwork is naturalistic and tenderly amicable.