Oleksandr Balbyshev

Joined Artfinder: May 2016

Artworks for sale: 434

(46)

Ukraine

Reviews for Oleksandr Balbyshev

4.9

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Gregory Foley, United States

Review posted May 19, 2023

The first thing you have to be prepared for when you order an Oleksandr Balbyshev artwork is that you are going to take your time "unwrapping" it. Like a Russian nesting doll that goes on into infinity, Oleksandr wraps layer after layer after layer of protective material around your order and finishes it off with a professionally built and custom-fitted crate with multiple hands. This is his way of saying he took his time in not only creating your artwork, but he wrapped it like a mother would wrap a young child going out into the cold. He wants to make sure his "children" are well-protected and that no harm comes to them. Oleksandr's shipping standards are far above everyone else's in the industry and I would go so far as to say his packaging of his artworks is the best. Another thing I like about Oleksandr is his ability to take historical leaders from the Soviet Union era (Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin) and add his artistic commentary by altering their iconic images in typically unflattering ways, thereby making a political statement of the long-dead dictators. I can only hope and dream that one day, he will do the same with images of Vladimir Putin. Oleksandr is a great artist and he truly seems to enjoy his work. I will definitely buy from him again in the future.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

May 19, 2023

Gregory, thank you very much for such a lovely review; your kind words and my five stars are so treasured! This is the best praise for an artist). Hope to meet you again. All the best, Oleksandr

Gregory Foley, United States

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May 19, 2023

The first thing you have to be prepared for when you order an Oleksandr Balbyshev artwork is that you are going to take your time "unwrapping" it. Like a Russian nesting doll that goes on into infinity, Oleksandr wraps layer after layer after layer of protective material around your order and finishes it off with a professionally built and custom-fitted crate with multiple hands. This is his way of saying he took his time in not only creating your artwork, but he wrapped it like a mother would wrap a young child going out into the cold. He wants to make sure his "children" are well-protected and that no harm comes to them. Oleksandr's shipping standards are far above everyone else's in the industry and I would go so far as to say his packaging of his artworks is the best. Another thing I like about Oleksandr is his ability to take historical leaders from the Soviet Union era (Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin) and add his artistic commentary by altering their iconic images in typically unflattering ways, thereby making a political statement of the long-dead dictators. I can only hope and dream that one day, he will do the same with images of Vladimir Putin. Oleksandr is a great artist and he truly seems to enjoy his work. I will definitely buy from him again in the future.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

May 19, 2023

Gregory, thank you very much for such a lovely review; your kind words and my five stars are so treasured! This is the best praise for an artist). Hope to meet you again. All the best, Oleksandr


XAVIER, France

Review posted March 18, 2023

Très content d’avoir pu accueillir cette œuvre d’Oleksandr, la deuxième de cet artiste, la première par Artfinder. Très bonne communication. Emballage très soigné : la caisse de transport est une œuvre d’art à elle toute seule ! Envoi rapide et réception rapide également, malgré la guerre. Œuvre conforme aux photos et à la description. Très satisfait de mon acquisition!

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

March 21, 2023

Thank you so much, Xavier, for such a brilliant review. I hope your new painting will warm your heart for years. You are always welcome in my shop)

XAVIER, France

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March 18, 2023

Très content d’avoir pu accueillir cette œuvre d’Oleksandr, la deuxième de cet artiste, la première par Artfinder. Très bonne communication. Emballage très soigné : la caisse de transport est une œuvre d’art à elle toute seule ! Envoi rapide et réception rapide également, malgré la guerre. Œuvre conforme aux photos et à la description. Très satisfait de mon acquisition!

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

March 21, 2023

Thank you so much, Xavier, for such a brilliant review. I hope your new painting will warm your heart for years. You are always welcome in my shop)


David Lyman, United States

Review posted Nov. 28, 2022

I have long followed this artist’s work, and had purchased a painting from him previously. As soon as I purchased this work, he contacted me and gave a timeframe for shipping. Only a week later, the painting arrived, secure in a wooden crate! This was unexpected given the distance from which it came. The painting was so carefully protected by the elaborate packing within. After peeling away the layers of styrofoam sheeting, I released the painting, and found it to be even more exuberant and beautifully rendered than it appeared on the website. It is a humorous homage to a famous Francis Bacon painting. I am so honored to have another work by this talented artist. He is also a consummate professional as a seller of his work. I look forward to following his artistic path.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

Nov. 28, 2022

David, thank you very much for such a lovely review; your kind words and my five stars are so treasured! Thanks to people like you, I can continue to create art. Hope to meet you again. All the best, Oleksandr

David Lyman, United States

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Nov. 28, 2022

I have long followed this artist’s work, and had purchased a painting from him previously. As soon as I purchased this work, he contacted me and gave a timeframe for shipping. Only a week later, the painting arrived, secure in a wooden crate! This was unexpected given the distance from which it came. The painting was so carefully protected by the elaborate packing within. After peeling away the layers of styrofoam sheeting, I released the painting, and found it to be even more exuberant and beautifully rendered than it appeared on the website. It is a humorous homage to a famous Francis Bacon painting. I am so honored to have another work by this talented artist. He is also a consummate professional as a seller of his work. I look forward to following his artistic path.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

Nov. 28, 2022

David, thank you very much for such a lovely review; your kind words and my five stars are so treasured! Thanks to people like you, I can continue to create art. Hope to meet you again. All the best, Oleksandr


Rick Hebron, United States

Review posted July 15, 2022

Fabulous!

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

July 15, 2022

Thank you, Rick, for your review. I am so delighted that you like my work)

Rick Hebron, United States

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July 15, 2022

Fabulous!

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

July 15, 2022

Thank you, Rick, for your review. I am so delighted that you like my work)


Hereward Mills, United Kingdom

Review posted July 14, 2022

Buying art from Oleksandr is always a pleasure and I hope to find an excuse to do so again soon.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

July 15, 2022

Thank you, Hereward, for your review! You are always welcome in my shop)

Hereward Mills, United Kingdom

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July 14, 2022

Buying art from Oleksandr is always a pleasure and I hope to find an excuse to do so again soon.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

July 15, 2022

Thank you, Hereward, for your review! You are always welcome in my shop)


A foulk, United Kingdom

Review posted May 22, 2022

The best ! I’m so so over the moon it’s so beautiful thank you soooo much

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

May 22, 2022

Thank you, Alice, for your review! I am so delighted that you like my work)

A foulk, United Kingdom

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May 22, 2022

The best ! I’m so so over the moon it’s so beautiful thank you soooo much

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

May 22, 2022

Thank you, Alice, for your review! I am so delighted that you like my work)


Gregory Foley, United States

Review posted May 18, 2022

This artist packages his artwork better than any other artist I know. The piece was delivered very quickly (considering the military conflict in Ukraine). The artist communicated with me during the shipment process and Artfinder also sent me an update when the package was shipped. The artwork is beautiful and arrived perfectly intact (again, this is impressive considering the chaos and destruction going on in the area). The overall experience was fantastic. I would definitely order from this artist again.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

May 19, 2022

Thank you so much, Gregory, for such a brilliant review. I hope your new paintings will warm your heart for years. You are always welcome in my shop)

Gregory Foley, United States

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May 18, 2022

This artist packages his artwork better than any other artist I know. The piece was delivered very quickly (considering the military conflict in Ukraine). The artist communicated with me during the shipment process and Artfinder also sent me an update when the package was shipped. The artwork is beautiful and arrived perfectly intact (again, this is impressive considering the chaos and destruction going on in the area). The overall experience was fantastic. I would definitely order from this artist again.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

May 19, 2022

Thank you so much, Gregory, for such a brilliant review. I hope your new paintings will warm your heart for years. You are always welcome in my shop)


Gregory Foley, United States

Review posted April 24, 2022

The artwork was packaged extremely well and was delivered very quickly (considering the military conflict in Ukraine). The artist communicated with me before shipping and throughout the delivery process. (Artfinder also sent me an update when the package was shipped.) The artwork is beautiful and arrived perfectly intact (again, this is impressive considering the chaos and destruction going on in the area). The overall experience was fantastic. I would definitely order from this artist again.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

April 24, 2022

Thank you so much, Gregory, for such a brilliant review. I really appreciate your kind words about my work. And your purchase is a great support for me in this terrible time. Best wishes, Oleksandr

Gregory Foley, United States

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April 24, 2022

The artwork was packaged extremely well and was delivered very quickly (considering the military conflict in Ukraine). The artist communicated with me before shipping and throughout the delivery process. (Artfinder also sent me an update when the package was shipped.) The artwork is beautiful and arrived perfectly intact (again, this is impressive considering the chaos and destruction going on in the area). The overall experience was fantastic. I would definitely order from this artist again.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

April 24, 2022

Thank you so much, Gregory, for such a brilliant review. I really appreciate your kind words about my work. And your purchase is a great support for me in this terrible time. Best wishes, Oleksandr


Robert Pohle, Germany

Review posted May 28, 2021

The oil-painting was dispatched in a wooden box immediately after the purchase. I received it well wrapped within three days. "Still think about you" was accurately described at artfinder.com. The communication was helpful and friendly. Therefore, I recommend Mr. Balbyshev. I´m happy, that I bought this quite interesting, nicely colored piece of art-work.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

May 30, 2021

Dear Robert, thank you very much for your review! And I am so delighted that you like my art. You’re always welcome in my shop! Best wishes, Oleksandr

Robert Pohle, Germany

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May 28, 2021

The oil-painting was dispatched in a wooden box immediately after the purchase. I received it well wrapped within three days. "Still think about you" was accurately described at artfinder.com. The communication was helpful and friendly. Therefore, I recommend Mr. Balbyshev. I´m happy, that I bought this quite interesting, nicely colored piece of art-work.

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

May 30, 2021

Dear Robert, thank you very much for your review! And I am so delighted that you like my art. You’re always welcome in my shop! Best wishes, Oleksandr


Jon Paull-Hartry, United Kingdom

Review posted April 2, 2021

This piece is absolutely stunning and we absolutely love Oleksandr’s work. The intricate detail and the beautiful colors are amazing. Communication from Oleksandr is superb and the painting arrived in the UK swiftly and very well packaged. I can’t wait to buy another piece for my bedroom. Thanks Oleksandr

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

April 5, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review, Jon - so glad you like the piece. You’re always welcome in my shop! Kindest regards, Oleksandr

Jon Paull-Hartry, United Kingdom

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April 2, 2021

This piece is absolutely stunning and we absolutely love Oleksandr’s work. The intricate detail and the beautiful colors are amazing. Communication from Oleksandr is superb and the painting arrived in the UK swiftly and very well packaged. I can’t wait to buy another piece for my bedroom. Thanks Oleksandr

Response from Oleksandr Balbyshev

April 5, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review, Jon - so glad you like the piece. You’re always welcome in my shop! Kindest regards, Oleksandr