Welcome to my website!
My name is Katia and I am an abstract artist from Ukraine.
In 2012 I graduated from the Academy of Decorative and Applied Arts in Kyiv and since then I have become fascinated with abstract art because for me it is freedom and originality.
Since 2022 when the war started in Ukraine I have been living and working in the Netherlands.
Hope you enjoy being here, write to me if you have any questions.
When I start a new painting, I always act intuitively, creating colour composition, spots and textures.
It is important for me to be completely free and not limited to anything in the first stage, I am convinced that art is a game, which brings pleasure and at the same time a journey that leads to a certain destination.
And it is there that the more conscious construction of the composition begins, the application of paint in layers, creating the depth and richness of the surface.
Here the game turns into constant decision-making. In my works it is combined as free application of flowing paint with controlled strokes with a dense texture to achieve contrast and dynamics. In the process, the work changes many times, until there is a balance between elements, color and spots and the goal is achieved, you will feel the independent sound of the picture and the mood, which the viewer will be able to interpret for themselves.
In my works, color is an independent expression, the main violin, and composition and textures are the means to help the whole orchestra sound.
State Academy of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design named after Mykhailo Boychuk
2008 – 2012
Technological Professional College of Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, faculty of design
2004 – 2008
“Ukrainian art-week”, Ukraine
1st place in the nomination “Avant-garde painting” with work
“To be free”
Art Festival ”Bulgarian Rose”, Bulgaria
2nd place in the category “Avant-garde painting” with work “Reflections”
Volunteer work – Landart Festivals
Eco-cultural festival Trypliske kolo “Fire”
Eco-cultural festival Trypliske kolo “Air”
Eco-cultural festival Trypliske kolo “Parade of elements”
Co-founder of the PUBLIC ORGANIZATION BERDYCHIV PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION
Teacher of the courses “Color studies” and “Composition”
Solo exibition “Stolen spring”
Group exhibition in the destroyed Palace of Culture in Irpin with a series of works “Stolen Spring”
Berdychiv History Museum, group exhibition
MYXI Bottega Gallery
Painting competition and publication in the catalog with work “Festival of happiness” Scan
Museum of Ivan Honchar, the project “Christmas Tomorrow”
Land art installation “Flowers of air” Festival “Trypillya Circle”
Bulgarian rose festival Bulgarian Arts Week
Land art “Flowers of life” Festival “Trypillya Circle”
1st place in the nomination “Avant-garde painting” with the diptych “To be free” “Ukrainian art-week”
Exhibition “Turkish art-week”, work “Reflections”
Exhibition of young artists “Bird of the Ukrainian star” with the work “Rooster”
Kyiv, Ukraine / Oostelbeers, Netherlands