"In my figurative works, the central character is a person and their inner state that shapes the environment around them. Quite often it is a journey or a state, a dream, an illusion or a work of imagination."

Serhii Hrekh, professionally known as Feros, is a highly regarded contemporary artist from Lviv, Ukraine. His formative years in Lviv, a city with a rich cultural and architectural history, have greatly influenced his initial foray into street art and graffiti.
In the early stages of his career, Feros utilized the cityscape of Lviv as his canvas, creating graffiti works that were characterized by their bold use of color and shape. His style was distinctive, raw, and resonated with a spirit of rebellion, earning him recognition within the local art scene and beyond. His murals adorn walls in Ukraine and other countries, turning ordinary spaces into vibrant displays of complex narratives. Each mural tells a story, often reflecting artist’s personal experiences or commentary on societal issues. While physically confined, his smaller works are equally impactful, demonstrating his ability to create compelling art regardless of scale.
As Feros continued to mature artistically, he began to explore different art forms. He transitioned from the unrefined graffiti expressions to the more complex realms of abstraction and figurative surrealism. This evolution was not sudden but rather a gradual transformation that mirrored changes in his personal life and his broadening understanding of his artistic persona.
The underlying theme of Feros’s figurative works is their distinctive surrealistic approach. He constructs alternate realities where familiar forms are distorted and reimagined, offering viewers a unique perspective on the world. This blend of surrealism, personal narrative, and technical skill distinctively sets his work apart in the contemporary art landscape.
Over the past three years, Feros’s work has undeniably evolved. His pieces often feature elements reminiscent of his graffiti roots. Still, they are now enhanced with a level of sophistication and complexity that is a testament to his growth as an artist. His use of color has become more intentional, with each shade meticulously chosen to evoke specific emotions and narratives. Shapes have remained a vital component in his art, giving form to abstract ideas.
The journey of Serhii “Feros” Hrekh from street artist to a respected figure in surrealism and abstraction indicates his unwavering commitment to personal expression. His work mirrors his personal experiences and background and presents a powerful commentary on society, culture, and the human condition.

Selected group exhibitions

2023    The same words (Lavra gallery, Kyiv )

2023    Passage through darkness (Lucreate, Lublin, Poland)

2022    Stronger then arms (BSMT gallery, London)

2021    Сrossroads of consciousness (Intelias art point,Lviv)

2021    Something inside (Unmute gallery, Budapest)

2020    Black and white (Atelierdeluxe, Lviv)

2018    Reaction (Assortment room, Ivano-Frankivsk)

2018    Utopia: transformation of the Ukrainian East (IZONE Kyiv)

2017    Guardian Wood (Lviv)

2016    Awaking Ivano-Frankivsk)

2015    UK/raine (Saatchi Gallery, London)

2013    Way From Spray (Drogobych, Ivano-Frankivsk)

2012    Sublimations (Ivano-Frankivsk)

2011    ArtVilla (Drogobych)

2010    4 гooms (Drogobych)