Nikolay Shmatko

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Nikolay Havrylovych Shmatko
Timoshenko Shmatko.jpg
Mykola Shmatko & "Ukrainian Aurora"
Born (1943-08-17) 17 August 1943 (age 73)
USSR, Ukraine
Nationality Ukrainian
Occupation Sculptor, painter
Website Marble sculpture of King of marble of Nicolai Shmatko

Nikolay Havrylovych Shmatko (Ukrainian: Николай Гаврилович Шматько) (born 17 August 1943 in Krasnohorivka) is a contemporary Ukrainian sculptor and painter. He was born in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.[1]

Shmatko became a sculptor at the age of 33, having previously been a firefighter.[2] He works in marble, inspired by European culture and art. His studio and gallery contain 100 sculptures (more than 70 of which are made of Ural and Italian marble); 30 plaster casts; and about 300 pictures (including paintings, graphics, and architectural designs). In total, there are approximately 750 pieces, ranging from simple decorations to bas-relief and high relief busts and sculptures.[3] Some of these pieces are sexually explicit.[4][5] Shmatko also works in architecture, and has a design for a penis-shaped high-rise building.[6]

Sviatohorska Blessed Virgin, Sviato-Uspenska Sviatohirsk Lavra, Sviatohirsk, Ukraine

In 2004, for his work "Sviatohorska Blessed Virgin" - a statue of the Virgin Mary (Theotokos "Hegumenia") for Sviato-Uspenskyi Sviatohorskyi Monastery - Shmatko was awarded the order of Nestor Letopisets by Volodymyr Sabodan, the Kiev Metropolitan, and all of Ukraine.[7]

In the fall of 2012, at the invitation of oligarch Viktor Baloha,[8] Shmatko moved with his family to the city of Mukachevo.[9][10]


Works in public collections[edit]

Ivan Soshenko (sculptor Mykola Shmatko)


  1. ^ Biennale Iinternazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea 2007, citta di Firenze, Via R. Francardi 28 56128 Marina di Pisa (PI: Spaini & Partners, 2007, p. 678 
  2. ^ Smirnova, Helen (September 10, 2003), "I lived 13 years in a vault", Facts and comments (Ukraine, Donetsk)
  3. ^ Antipova, Alla (September 11, 1999), "The sculptor from under the grounds", The Day, Ukraine, Kiev, 167 
  4. ^ "Автор скультруры голой Тимошенко показал, что такое секс (фото)". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Новые скульптуры Шматько: виртуозы секса и луганский судья с индюком". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Автор 140-метрового фаллоса изобразил, как Тимошенко всем на голову села (Фото)". ОстроВ. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Aseeva, Anna (July 18, 2008), "The person from a marble", Zerkalo Nedeli, Ukraine, Kiev, 26, archived from the original on August 2, 2008 
  8. ^ "Покинувшего Луганск скульптора Шматько взял под опеку Балога". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Культурный герой Шматько покинул Луганск". Давление света - новости культуры, авторские статьи, рецензии, стихи, фото, живопись. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Николаю Шматько предложил переехать в Мукачево министр МЧС Украины Виктор Балога". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  11. ^ [1] Archived September 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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  14. ^ "The Ukrainian artist Soshenko I.M. 1807-1876 (Carrara marble 0,35x0,35x0,60)". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  15. ^ Bust of Soshenko (Video) on YouTube

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