Mykola Zhuravel breaks the boundaries between painting and sculpture, performance and installation art. Zhuravel turns to nature to create thriving monuments to man’s links to the Earth itself. He searches for compatibility between Earth and mankind, while pointedly making reference to the obstacles that human beings have placed in the way of a harmonious existence. Zhuravel’s ambitious style results in a remarkable series of living images of a visionary. Zhuravel was born in 1960 in Kiev, Ukraine. He graduated from Kiev State Arts Academy in 1989. He has exhibited widely in Ukraine, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, China, Canada, and the United States among a few other countries. His works are held in prominent private and museum collections in Ukraine and the United States. In 2011 Zhuravel was representing Ukraine in Venice Biennale. A fascination with the earth and its mysterious phenomena is pivotal to Mykola Zhuravel`s aesthetics, as articulated in his numerous paintings, drawings, photographic documentation and video work. Zhuravel produced a number of projects - trans-sphere, conservation of the mist, aggressive beekeeping and the most recent one -Apiary.