Now like ever before I know I love photography and I will give my soul and my heart to it. If you believe in your dreams your dreams will believe in you.

I was born on 11 March 1992 in a city of 80.000 inhabitants called Chervonograd, only 30 km away from Poland. Ukraine is my home country. My parents called me Oleksandr and my surname is Boyko, from my father, the only thing he ever gave me, since I was brought up my grandparents and my mother.  

From an early age I started my artistic way. I loved drawing and craft classes. At school I was always drawing in class. At the age of 11 I started going to drawing and painting classes where I spent most of my spare time until my mother, who was then working in Spain, took me to live with her. I have now been living in Spain for a few years

In Spain I continued with my painting classes since I need to escape the emptiness, and I always felt the need to express myself through various artistic techniques. Later I studied design and photography at the Art School, and it was photography that had the biggest impression on me on an emotional and personal level. Only through photography do I find the emotional and artistic escape I need

My artistic name is Oleksandre McQuartz which comes from Alexander McQueen and Quartz, reflecting my desire to change my surname into something more spiritual and personal. I live surrounded by quartz. It is one of my many fixations. And now I am here undressing my soul in front of you through my photography.

Education

2005-2007:  Painting classes, Ukraine

2008 - Painting classes, Albacete, La Roda

2011 -  Course of Personal Shopper (Image consultant) Madrid, Grupo KREA

2010-2012: Medium Certificate in Plastic Arts and Graphic Design Autoediting course, Art School, Albacete

2015-2016: Photographer for Visual Arts Studio

2016 - current:  Higher certificate in Photography, Art School, Málaga

Exhibitions

2006: Exhibitions of drawings, Chervonograd (Lvov), Ukraine

2009 - 2012: Group exhibition of paintings, Centro Cultural San Sebastián, Spain

2010­ - 2013: Art Market, La Roda, Spain

2010: Work was chosen for the cover of the magazine PLAZA MAYOR, La Roda, Spain

2012: Art School, Albacete, Spain

2013: Solo exhibition, Casa de Cultura José Saramago, Albacete, Spain

2015: Solo exhibition, Casa de arte 4b, Valencia, Spain

2015: Group show, Nave 73, Madrid, Spain

2015: Photography fair VIPHOTO, Vitoria, Spain

2015 - 2016: Sold four works to The Public House of Art, which now hang in Citizen M hotel in London and New York

Several exhibitions in Madrid, Valencia y Albacete

2016 - Participation in International fair NORDART

2017 -  Winner of  BIFRUTAS grant for a photographic project 




Works by 07. Oleksandr McQuartz



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