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.
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
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