Beehive boat (2019)
Was born in 1960 in Magnitohorsk, Russia.
1979- Crimean art school im.Samokisha, Simferopol, Ukraine
1989 - graduated from the prestigious Kyiv State Arts Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine
1995 - Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine
1996 - The artist is a member of the National Artists' Union of Ukraine and the BG-ART
1996 Awarded the Zolotyi Peretyn Prize and Artist of the Year title, First
International ART Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
1998 First Place, the Ukrainian Painting Triennale, Kyiv, Ukraine
2009 - Academician of the Academy of Rome-modernist art
2011 - The nominee on the Shevchenkivska award
Included in the 30 of the best artists of Ukraine by version of the "100 names" publication
2016 - 1 Prize on the international Kunstpreis ART Worpswede 2016. Berlin, Germany.
Currently resides and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Zhuravel turns to nature to create thriving monuments to man’s links to the Earth itself.
He searches for compatibility between Earth and humankind while pointedly referring to the obstacles that human beings have placed in the way of a harmonious existence. Zhuravel’s ambitious style results in a remarkable series of living images of a visionary utopia. By using levkas, a traditional primer employed by icon painters, Zhuravel unites the legacies of Byzantine and icon painting with his contemporary painterly technique. The result, richly vibrant and inventive contemporary works that emerge as abstract modern-day icons.