Artist Roman Gumanyuk
"Chess Kings"An exhibition «Chess Kings» by Roman Gumanyuk launched at the Forum Art Gallery in the town of Haskovo (Bulgaria) on March 22, 2017. This show includes 22 artworks from “Chess series” by author. The focus of the exhibition is on the portraits of Jose Raul Capablanca and Alexander Alekhine from their famous match for the world chess title in Buenos Aires, 1927. Together two portraits create a single picture depicting a meeting of legendary chess players in the 11th game of the match.
The event is organized with the assistance of Haskovo Municipality and the “Bulgarian Chess Union 1931”.
"The Time Machine & Chess King"An art exhibition of paintings by Roman Gumanyuk dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Herbert G. Wells was opened in Sofia on December 21. The exhibition named "The Time Machine & Chess King" is held with the support of SF&F Fan Club "Ivan Yefremov" and Art Gallery "LIK".
On exhibition are presented 30 original artworks. Roman Gumanyuk represents an unusual view to the H. G. Wells works "The Time Machine" and "The War of the Worlds". He combined his artworks based on these novels with his "Chess series" and the result is a very interesting and spectacular combination: treacherous Martians are opposed to chess pieces which come alive as characters in battle. The War of the Worlds is transferred to the chess field. And only the Time Machine invented by Wells makes possible for all these characters: the proud king and his noble knight from the middle Ages, the ancient warrior from Antique Times, and the soldiers of the early 20th century, to participate in the decisive battle.