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Migration | Voyager Deep Blue Painting

Yuliya Martynova

United Kingdom

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 47.2 H x 1.1 D in

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About The Artwork

T h e P r o c e s s: The underpainting is done with watercolour. This is really tricky for few reasons. It took me a considerable amount of time to work out the canvas maker that is suitable for the effect. For the paint to give me these beautiful semi translucent washes, the cotton has to be the right grain and correctly primed. The underpainting takes very little room for mistake and even now sometimes I scrap the canvas and start all over. There is very special fast drying medium used to cover delicate layers with the right amount of thin oil paint and to make the pigment more fade resistant and prevent from any yellowing. This stage is repeated many times to build the satisfactory depth. I then go with a tiny brush to go over the edges and borders, adding definition with acrylic. Final two - the signature, usually on the front (but some paintings I leave unsigned on the front till they are sold, so the buyer can cast his/her wish to see my surname on the front or back of the artwork). And [ta-ra!] the paper planes connected a thin thread which they tied up to each other or the clouds. S t o r y The Migration collection is intended to capture the subject of departure focusing on positive aspect of separation, leaving, breaking ties, closing the old chapter and starting anew. The paper airplane objects representing the dynamic force and a faceless portrait of a traveler, explorer and a pioneer. Simple light emotion of this flying element takes you to those carefree childhood memories, full of play time and moment when one explores physical nature. Imposing or sometimes enveloping this symbol with the clouds I strengthen the message to emphasise the scale of ever-changing terrain around us. The clouds are big, strong, dominating. But full of detail and complexity. In contrast, the paper planes are small, fragile yet perfectly built to take on a flight of undefined trajectory. These little vessels are not meant to be this high up, naturally. However, just like us, they find themselves redefining the limits. Empowered within. Also the detail that connects paper airplanes comes from my Connected series on paper. Visual form showing companionship is found in every journey we take and unites two of my signature collections. H120 x W100 cm / H47" x W39" 2.86cm white edge Gloss varnish (gentle shine) to protect from UV, dust and scuffing. Mid grain cotton canvas only artist quality paints, mediums and varnish. shipped stretched ready to go on the wall out of the box

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 47.2 H x 1.1 D in

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Statement: As a multidisciplinary artist Yuliya enjoys experimenting across traditional media developing several collections in parallel, which are heavily influenced by her habitat. Just like her approach to painting, behind the striking aerial seascapes, dreamy sky canvases and delicate watercolour geometry on paper or expressive charcoal drawings there lies an adventure. Questioning 'what if', 'where to' and answering 'lets run away’ Yuliya's paintings take you on the journey offering a visual escape not just for your eyes but with deeper symbolism at heart. Seemingly light and often romantic creations are kaleidoscopic puzzles channeling enveloping sense of calmness throughout. While her subject is quintessentially serene, her processes are complex and labour intense. Behind effortless simplicity there is a real skill and no room for error and brutal selection. The canvas that have not achieved desired finish or composition get discarded or painted over. So only the best make it to the viewer. Past: Born in USSR and raised in a small oily town on the shores of the Caspian Sea (Kazakhstan), a promising art school graduate age 15, Yuliya was swayed to train as a lawyer instead. Moved to Aberdeen in 2005 after working for a Kazak engineering energy firm, Yuliya have worked in energy sector in London till 2010 moving to private clients and wealth management after completing master degree and conversion course in English law . Since 2015 when she became a professional full time artist after 15+ years legal career, Yuliya became a frequent participant of London art fairs, popular with high end interior designers, hospitality sector art consultants and gallerists. In 2020 Yuliya became a mother, moved out to Berkshire to live her happy ever after in a beautiful countryside renovating her 20s house and building an art studio. (Fun) F a c t s: Yuliya lived in 4 countries, visited 40, speaks Russian & Greek, was married twice before she found her forever number 3, renovated 3 properties and can’t function without coffee in the morning. She paints listening to Stanford lectures on nature of startups and neuroscience, Berkley on economics and doesn’t watch tv. Has opinions about everything in geopolitics, keeps track of property markets, would become a stand up comedian if art career goes tits up and paint all your north facing rooms in dark colours.

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