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Oleksandr Volodymyr Chemykos
June 24, 1979
Dnipro, Sycheslav Region, Ukraine
|Other names||King of Amber|
|Alma mater||National Academy of Government Managerial Staff of Culture and Arts (MA)|
Olexandr Chemykos (阿力克斯 Chemykos, 琥珀之王 aka 'King of Amber') (born June 24, 1979) is a contemporary European artist of abstract amber paintings, film director and actor, professional boxer.
Olexandr Chemykos was born June 24, 1979, to a family of police officers and music teacher. His mother was of Ukrainian descent, while his father had Greece ancestry.
After graduating from the school in 1994, Chemykos went to the Arts College in Dnipro, Ukraine.
In 2000, he went to the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, and in 2008 he graduated from the National Academy of Government Managerial Staff of Culture and Arts and obtained his MA degree in Management.
Since the early childhood Chemykos strenuously practiced Hopak, the Ukrainian martial arts which was created in XV century by medieval cossack warriors. In 1998, Oleksandr participated in his first international boxing championship in Izmir, Turkey, where he took the prize.
Olexandr Chemykos participated in more than 20 different international championships in Germany, Poland, Italy, France, USA, Israel, Bulgaria. After graduating the college he worked for two years as the special instructor of martial art Hopak in Kyiv, Ukraine.
In 2008 Olexandr Chemykos launched his own project in Hopak training, variation of national Ukrainian martial art which is close to kickboxing. In 2019 Chemycos participated in 57th Annual WBC Convention in Cancun.
Since 2002, after his one-year contract in the city of New York, United States, in filmmaking industry, Olexandr Chemykos established good warm cooperation with multiple famous actors in the USA, Canada, Europe, Ukraine, worked as consultant for various filmmaking companies. In 2004 he produced a modern interpretation of classic Ukrainian and Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov «The White Guard» which was first presented to the audience and theater critics at the international Theater Festival in Kyiv in 2005.
In 2005-2007 Chemykos participated in different cinema projects as consultant and director of action scenes, such as the 'Wolfess (2012)', the 233-episodes TV series, aired on the national TV-channel Inter. At that time Chemykos founded his own filming and production company which provided services to a number of film-making, theatrical, cultural and musical organizations.
In 2009, Olexandr Chemykos moved to China by special invitation, where he worked as a Chief Creative Officer at Happy Valley amusement park in Shanghai for more than 8 month.
In 2010-2012 Chemykos worked in NYC, United States, where he opened his own Art company, and until the completion of his contract in 2012 in New York, he participated in the Oxygen talk show.
In 2012 Chemykos returned to Shanghai to create a new art project, the exhibition of modern American and European artists. He consulted a modern Chinese dance performances.
As a master of Combat Hopak, Ukrainian martial art, Chemykos began to practice Ukrainian-style Boxing in China and established collaboration with masters of the Chinese martial arts. He participated as consultant on action scenes and actor in a great number of movies. Currently Chemykos continues to train the Ukrainan martial art in Shanghai
In 2015, Chemykos opened the first art exhibition of amber paintings in Shanghai city to introduce Ukrainian culture to Chinese people. In 2016, Chemykos with his Chinese partners opened the Art company in Shanghai «View of Panther Artworks».
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