Absinth Reality modern art group

About us


Shamanov V.

Vadim Shamanov

Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian abstraсt painter, received his training at the artistic studio of The National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

Co-founder of art group “Absinth Reality” jointly with Ukrainian photographer Alexander Shimbarovskiy.

 “Content should only vague guesses as in music … and oddly enough, these fresh, emotional paintings are often a consequence of the imposition of tens of layers of paint.” (Oleg Sidor-Gibelinda, Ukrainian art-сritic).                       

- Personal exhibition, Gallery ”Steps to meeting”, Kyiv, Ukraine
- First exhibition of Art-group ”Absinth Reality”, Art-Hall gallery of The Arts Support Fund, Kyiv, Ukraine
- Gallery «Stenlander», Stockholm, Sweden
- Gallery «Stenlander», Taxinge, Sweden
-«Form. Inside out», Art-Hall Gallery of The Art Support Fund, Kyiv, Ukraine
- Mironova gallery, Hotel Hyatt, Kyiv, Ukraine – «Art-Kyiv Contemporary», Кyiv, Ukraine
-«Resonance of perception», exhibition of the Art-group “Absinth reality”, Literary and Memorial Museum A. Gren Feodosia, Crimea, Ukraine
- «Approximation. Kyiv – Munich. Part II» «Kulturwerkstatt» gallery, Furstenfeldbruck, Germany
-«Form. Inside out», «WG Kunst» gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
- Exhibition at European Summit «Eastern Partnership», The Hague, Netherlands 
-«Form. Inside out», Exhibition of Art-group “Absinth reality”, Gallery «The House of Caviar, Wine and Art Gallery», The Hague, Netherlands
- Art-project “Ukrainians on the Cote D’Azur”, Centre Culturel de la Providence Vieux-Nice, Nice,  France 
- Participation at Contemporary Art Baden-Baden 2016, CAB-weekend, Germany 
- Post-event Exhibition “Contemporary Art Baden-Baden 2016”, Gallery “Camera”, Kyiv, Ukraine 
Feb.-Apr. 2017 – Participation in the Exhibition of Ukrainian Art, Cultural Diplomacy Ukraine-Germany project, Manufaktursalon, Baden-Baden, Germany
- 2010 – Auction’s house «Epoch»
- 2011 – Charitable auction «Karnavalia»
- 2011 – Charitable auction «Sounds of quiet» for support children with syndrome of autism


Shimbarovsky A.

Shimbarovsky A.

Alexander Shimbarovsky was born in 1974 in Kiev, Ukraine.

2012 - Master of arts, KNUTD (Kiev national university of technology and design), Faculty “Film/Video and Photographic Arts”. 

Professional photographer, graduated from college KNUTD specialty “Artistic Photography” received a degree in “photographer”

2009 – Member of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine (NSPAU).

From January 2009 – in the art-group “Absinth reality” (with Vadim Shamanov).

Since 2010 – Lecturer in the First National School of TV in Ukraine. (www.1tvs.com.ua)