Oleg Golosiy was born in 1965 in Dnipropetrovsk. After graduating from the Dnipropetrovsk Art College in 1984, he enrolled at the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture, where he studied monumental painting. A member of the Paris Commune squat, Golosiy was one of the so-called New Ukrainian Wave major figures.
Throughout four years of his short but fruitful career, Golosiy created about 300 paintings. His expressive, dynamic manner was inspired by Italian transavanguardia, the influence being especially noticeable in his early works. Like all members of Parcommune, Golosiy leaned towards postmodernism. He sought to merge reality and fantasy, filling polycentric compositions with various cultural references.
He introduced images from Greek mythology into his works 'Faun,' 'The Languor of Oedipus,' 'Attis,' etc. Besides that, the artist alludes to Bible stories (Execution, 1988; Descent from the Cross, 1990; The Last Supper, 1988) and fictional characters ('Beatrice,' 1990). Some images derive from Hollywood movies ('Boxers and a Star,' 'At the Circus' (all - 1991), 'Hollywood,' 1992), and children's magazines ('The Hare and the Wolf,' 1990; 'Rastepa,' 1990).
Crowded with characters, dynamic painting of this period was shown at the first solo exhibition — in 1991 at the OVCHARENKO (until 2018 — Regina). In 1992 Golosiy, together with the artists of the Paris Commune, participated in an art residency in Munich. During his stay in Germany, Oleg Golosiy created such works as 'White Sun (Balloon),' 'Road in the Forest,' 'Coast,' 'Bridge,' 'Through the Foliage.' The artist's manner transformed — the composition is now centred around one object, and colours became more delicate. They turned out to be one of the last works before the artist's tragic death in January 1993.
Бросающие ножи (триптих) / Throwing knives (triptych), 1990
Космос. Спутник / Space. Sattelite, 1992
Magic Lamp, 1992
Through foliage, 1992
To Sergey, 1991
Island (diptych), 1991
Swimming pool, 1992
Pink Nessy, 1992
Disabled on swamp, 1991
Boxers with a star, 1991
Interior with a Hanged Man, 1991
...Monument to me, 1991
The third superfluous, 1991
In Sailor's Club, 1991
Hoah and elephants, 1991
Triple self-portrait, 1991
Profile with cherubs, 1991
6 elephants, 1991
Playing cards, 1991
Noah and hares, 1991
From the books #1, 1991
Now you are..., 1991
Flamy Horse, 1990
At the lake (diptych), 1990
Tragedy of a young sparrow, 1990
Смерть Николая Березкина | Nikolay Berezkin's Death, 1989
Желтая комната | Yellow Room, 1989
Белые волосатые | White & Hairy, 1989
Обнаженная | Nude, 1989
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Oleg Holosiy. Non-Stop Painting. Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kyiv, Ukraine.
A Boy and a Comet. The Naked Room Gallery. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Oleg Golosiy. Vladey Space. Moscow, Russia.
Above the Icebergs. Art Centre Kvartira. Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
Oleg Golosiy. National Ukrainian Museum of Fine Arts. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Phantasmagorias. Atelier Karas Gallery. Kiev, Ukraine.
Day and Night Alternate Each Other. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
Oleg Golosiy. UKV Gallery. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Oleg Golosiy. Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia.
Spring Auction 2021. Presale Exhibition. Vladey. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation. Moscow, Russia.
First-hand Art. A Collector’s View: Looking Back and Forward. OVCHARENKO. Moscow, Russia.
Autumn Auction 2018. Presale Exhibition. Vladey Space. Moscow, Russia.
The Moscow Times. Presale Exhibition. Vladey Space. Moscow, Russia.
Tutti Frutti. Regina Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
Borsch and Champagne. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia.
Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon. PinchukArtCentre. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Transformers. Kunst und Filmbiennale Worpswede. Worpswede, Germany.
Quiet Auction. Presale Exhibition. Dukat Auction House. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Borderline. Ukrainian Art 1985–2004. PinchukArtCentre. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Personal Choice: Collectors' Selections from Their Own Collections. Garage Center for Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia.
The Team I Can't Live Without. Regina Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Barrier-free. Russian Art 1985–2000. State Russian Museum. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Paintings from the First Hands. Manezh. Moscow, Russia
Art Against Geography. The State Russian Museum. Saint Petersburg, Russia
At the Edge. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia
Intervals. National Ukrainian Museum of Fine Arts. Kyiv, Ukraine
Intervals. Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Oslo, Norway
Regards sur l’Ukraine. Passage du Retz. Paris, France
Art Impressions. Ukrainian House Cultural Center. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Cultural Revolution Space. Ukrainian House Cultural Center. Kyiv, Ukraine.
New Ukrainian Paintings. The Economist. London, UK.
Steppes of Europe. Center of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. Warsaw, Poland.
Angels over Ukraine. Gallery 369. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dialog with Kyiv. Villa Stuck. Munich, Germany.
Postanaesthesia. Munich Museum. Munich, Germany.
Postanaesthesia. Grassimuseum. Leipzig, Germany.
Shtil. Kyiv Artists Union Gallery. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Scowl Caponier. Kyiv Castle Museum. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Painters of Parcommune. House of Artists. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Art-Myth II. Manezh. Moscow, Russia.
Spring Exhibition. House of Artists. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Babylon. Palace of Youth. Moscow, Russia.
New Figurations. Museum of Literature. Odessa, Ukraine
Three Generations of Ukrainian Art. Trade Chamber of Ukraine. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Ukrainian Painting of the XX Century. National Ukrainian Museum of Fine Arts. Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Flash. House of Architects. Kyiv, Ukraine.
New Ukrainian Paintings. Budapest, Hungary.
Republican Exhibition of Young Artists. House of Artists. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Between Postmodernism and Avant-Garde. Warsaw, Poland.
Sednev-89. National Ukrainian Museum of Fine Arts. Kyiv, Ukraine.
The First Collection. Mars Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
Dialog Through the Ages. Polytechnic Institute. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Love-88. Historical Museum. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Kyiv and Kievites. House of Artists. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Kyiv-Kaunas. Kyiv Artists Union Gallery. Kyiv, Ukraine.
World, Events, Man. House of Artists. Kyiv, Ukraine.
All-Union Exhibition of Young Artists. Manezh. Moscow, Russia.
Youth of the Country. House of Artists. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Kyiv — Tallinn. Polytechnic Institute. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia