Upon a closer look one can clearly see a number of distinct periods in Vasyl Kyrylovych Mishchenko's works. At the beginning of his artistic career his style has a strong influence of realism. Soon comes a significant change in his stylistic approach: he becomes interested in impressionism and searches for new ways of self expression. During this period he combines the accomplishments of the school of realism with impressionism and post-impressionism. A master of landscape and still life he finds a style of his own: one that draws from neo-impressionism and revolves around beauty, volatility and vulnerability of the outside world.
Mishchenko is always different and unexpected. Never-ending self exploration is one of the key aspects of his work. Today, he prefers a style that can be described as "abstract decorative art". In it, colour becomes the purest of mediums through which he transmits his emotions. He is ever-yearning to find perfection in colour combinations and their placement on the canvas. By creating unexpected and situational compositions of colours he forms tensely contrasting elements that finally come together as a "bigger picture" for his viewer. Striving for minimalism in decorative art he uniquely portrays the outside world both in a deliberately oversimplified but also a deeply complex and intricate manner, which arguably makes him a strikingly original painter.