Vladimir Kozyuk - Honored Artist of Ukraine (January 23, 2016), Distinguished Artist of Ukraine (August 20, 2007), collector, patron, photo artist, public figure, adviser to the chairman of Vinnytsia Regional State Administration, awarded the Order "For Service to Vinnytsya" (2011), winner Competition for the title of "Person of the Year" in the nomination "Artist of Culture and Arts", a multiple winner of the city competition "Patron of Culture", a member of the Board of Management of Culture and Tourism of the Vinnytsia Regional State Administration, established ten national records of Ukraine, has the weighty collection of old postcard and the folk icon of Podillia in Ukraine! Author of the book "Vinnitsa - a look into the past" and the album "Vinnicchina - the heart of Ukraine." Participant and author of more than hundreds of artistic events of regional, national, international level. His works are in private collections of the presidents of Ukraine: Petro Poroshenko, Viktora Yuschenko, Leonid Kuchma, as well as many well-known politicians and cultural figures of Ukraine.
The artist remains committed to his own plot priorities. The house is under thatched roof - the author's creativity card. The artist seems to be listening to the thousand-year old voices penetrating through the sad haze of oblivion and destruction. A successful reception of his best works is a reflection of the color of the house, full of reflexes of the environment, which absorbs all the colors of the Podolsk land.
He is devoted to one genre - the landscape, the artist demonstrates artistic progress with each of his work, reveals for himself and for the viewer the imaginative and picturesque possibilities of his talent, the richness of themes and subjects. Among them there are also attempts to see in the changing traits of nature the essence of the eternal, in concrete motifs - symbolic.
In general, the creative manner of V. Kozyuk is characterized by a complex and refined color, a figurative structure of the plot, is indicated by a kind of polyphony of the author's moods of experience, close by frankness to confession. Vladimir's favorite themes are one more - the drama of the heavens, epic and expressive. The artist writes not circumstances, and not a spectacle - but the air, space, movement. The defining feature of the artist's work is a constant creative search - this makes his painting uninhibited and bold, which is manifested in today's works, which combine the monumentality of the image and the expressiveness of the painting. Today, the master is increasingly turning to large-scale formats, which give complete freedom to coloristic improvisations with a special echo of astringent chords of colors. He is accustomed to blending his attitude and energy in the paint, he does not leave any spectator indifferent. Vladimir Kozyuk can be confidently called not only the leading artist of our country, but also a man who builds his own unique space in the world art!
Tatyana Zhurunova - an art expert.