We are the ICONART - Contemporary Sacred Art Gallery.
We are a space for creative exploration, a welcoming environment for like-minded people, a place where new ideas are born. Our mission is to acquaint you with the very best in contemporary sacred art, interpreting the long and rich tradition of historic art forms within the context of modern culture and contemporary art trends.
I believe that icon art should evolve and change, just as the world around does. A contemporary icon is more personal and intimate because it reflects the artist's inner attitude to God, inner attitude to religion. Personally, I use a modern, unconventional form and contemporary metaphor, but it is still essential to keep the dialogue with traditional icon art. It is important to maintain the continuity of that tradition. Moreover, it is vital to show that such a modern icon art has not come from nowhere, that the old tradition exists, and that we still partially rely on it, using its best artistic achievements — especially those of the golden-age Ukrainian iconography of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Nevertheless, achievements of modern art and modern philosophy of the twentieth and twenty-first century, for example, are still just as important for me. Without the cognition of these things, I would not be the person I am; hence, they play a significant role in my artwork. Therefore I could say that modern icon art is a much more complex composition of knowledge, skills, and personal experiences, which an artist incorporate into his work.
The Icon Art Gallery is a beautiful expression of faithfulness, art, and holiness. I ordered two icons, and both are astonishingly beautiful, drawing me and holding me there in a place of prayer. The curator was responsive and informative, and she managed to ship them promptly to me in the US from Lviv at a reasonable rate, even as the cruel war disrupted traditional shipping channels. If you're considering purchasing one of these icons, know your purchase will be worth every penny, and it will uplift these brilliant artists in an uncertain time. I will keep my eye on this website in the months to come; I look forward to ordering a third someday soon. - MDW
26 Virmenska St.
79008, Lviv, Ukraine
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Closed on Monday