Katarina Chyrva
She was born in 1992 in Oleksandriya, Ukraine, where she started her art education in the school of arts. Then she studied architecture at Poltava National Technical University and graduated in 2014 with a master’s degree. After graduation, she moved to Russia, where she worked as an architect. In summer 2016, she moved to Warsaw, Poland. She has already lived in six cities in three countries. As an artist, Katarina creates abstract painting patterns, fashion illustrations, and paintings. She started with a series of paintings depicting mutual influence between people and the cities they live in. They were published in a Saint Petersburg art magazine, Start in Art. Katarina`s fashion illustrations and paintings have been published in several international fashion and art magazines. The New York based Hunter Magazine featured her illustrations on the front and back cover of its February 2021 issue.
Katarina constantly experiments with combinations of different media, such as classical painting and digital graphic technologies, which augment the effect of each technique. As a result, she developed her unique artistic style. The abundance of colours and intricate ornaments create a surreal atmosphere of infinity and have a mesmerising impact on the viewer. Her picturesque seamless abstract painting patterns have been recently published in the Marika Magazine.
In her artist’s statement she writes: The purpose of my art is to pursue the Truth. We get closer to the Truth about the world when we first observe it from different points of view, perceive through many senses, and then integrate it in one act of artistic expression. In my artwork, I create an abundance of shape and colour transformations that give the viewer an illusion of infinity. It becomes a reflection of our world, which is immensely diverse and virtually endless. I also constantly look for new media and technologies and mix them with their traditional repertoire. My search for an ideal merge drives me while experimenting with varieties of their combinations. For example, I merge oil or acrylic painting with digital graphic technologies to augment the effects of each technique. As a result, I believe that I am on my way to develop my unique artistic style. My work is an interplay of unconscious flow, which sparks the creative process, and conscious, deliberate perfecting of an image, giving the form to the infinite energy of the flow. Thus, every detail, every colour and shape, and surrounding elements have their meaning and are precisely constructed – like in baroque ornaments. My goal as a human being is to lead other people on their journey of self-discovery while maintaining inner balance and harmony. Visual arts are a perfect vehicle for non-verbal communication because they form a universal language recognised by everyone. Hence, they are my way of communicating with other people whom I take into the realm of happiness, tranquillity, and harmony, thereby changing the world. Doing it drives me throughout life, gives me energy, and serves as a source of endless inspiration.


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