FLOWERS The scale of the expansive artistic thinking and the poetry of portraying flowers form an organic ensemble. One needs to have much courage to enliven the form of a petal and to concentrate on the planes of accidental spots (blue, yellow, greenish, brown)—and to do this with a light sketch of the contours, and a touch of the brush. One needs to be daring to leave a massive space of the canvas untouched by color. One needs to love the essence of creating color application, color removal, and thinking in color. To me, this is what Melnyk is like in these inspired large compositions, where there is more than enough color, space, richness and depth of thought.
Doctor of Art Criticism,
Professor, Academician of the Academy of Arts