Hello! I’m an artist from Kherson (Southern Ukraine). My name is Alexander Zhukovsky.
I’d like to tell a story that happened to me personally.
When I lived in the village of Belozerka near Kherson, in my mother’s house, I had a studio. My mom used to coming to me and watching me working. We could talk for hours. And she often asked me: «Sasha, draw Elton John, please». She loved him very much. She collected records of his songs, posters with him. Well, Mom, I replied, I will do it later.
Time passed, I forgot about my promise. Then my mother died. Once while sitting in the studio, I was looking through the magazine and saw a photo with Elton John. I immediately remembered my mom’s request and decided to start. I found this old tablecloth that my great-grandmother had embroidered. My mom always kept it. After her death, I kept it in my studio. I started drawing on it and I made a portrait like that. The first part of the promise was fulfilled, but there remained the second one — that Sir Elton John could see this work. I would be happy to hand it over to him. In my mother’s memory and as a gratitude for his work. And I hope that this will happen. Peace to your home!
Alexander Zhukovsky was born 08/11/1979 in Ukraine, Kherson.
In 1999, he graduated from the PTU-9 and qualified chefs 4th category. From 2000 to 2010 he lived in the village. Belozerka. In 2010 he returned to Kherson, where he lives and works today. He is married and has 4 children.
The artworks are in private collections in Spain, and Israel. Also in Berlin, Moscow, Kiev, Kherson, etc.
З повагою, В’ячеслав Машницький
засновник ХОБФ ім. Поліна Райко.
29 травня 2018
«Peace to Your Home. Elton John»,
fabric \ mixed technique, 160×130 cm,