Exhibition by Natalia Steshenko
June 8 - 30, 2020
She received her education in Arts at Kyiv Polytechnic University at the Department of Graphics, where she learned academic drawing, painting, illustration and design. Received Oleksiy Shtank Award in the nomination "For exceptional design and illustration of the publication".
For five years she worked as a game developer and in web design, engaged into artistic decoration of commercial projects. During this time she mastered a large number of tools, instruments and techniques with which she created dozens of creative works. She was twice a winner of illustration competitions at sektashop.com.
Co-founder of the Kind Craft charity organization, which raised funds and encouraged volunteers to paint the walls of children's schools.
"I'm always eager to search for new ideas and experiment. I try different ways to create an image: pencil and pastel drawings, oil and watercolor painting, monumental painting, vector and raster graphics, 3D, as well as combinations of these techniques.
Participation in exhibitions:
"Circle of Friends 665", 2c1b, 2019
"A4, ballpoint pen", Karas’ Gallery, 2019
ARTEFACT: ART-Wow, River Station, 2019
Art project "12 periods", Gulliver shopping center, 2019
Book arsenal, 2014
Space for Sence
Lately, I'm starting to notice more and more beauty and color in the rhythm of everyday life. All this is combined into a somewhat bizarre ensemble, but it is unique and authentic. Having distinguished a particular detail, you begin to notice its advantages and new facets. It is a beauty on the edge, it is not so easy to see and distinguish, but if you did it once - you are enthralled. It will not keep you calm, it will not leave you, because it is alive, pulsating, breathing, being a part of ourselves.
This beauty inspired me to create such a series. The previous name of the series is "Locations without perspective", but "without perspective" because all the objects in the image are built without the same perspective. The prospect of such beauty is one - to be lonely and invisible to the human eye, already accustomed to it, as to his hand or foot. This is sad and scary, because a person, trying to catch up and squeeze everything in the shortest possible time, sometimes does not notice what is happening or changing around. What to say about the human soul?
… Every morning you usually wake up, finish watching your night dreams "for another 5 minutes" and slowly get out of bed. You may stretch later, lazily, viscously, shaking off the remnants of sleep. You may be doing simple exercises to give your body a signal: a new day has begun. Then everything is normal - coffee, breakfast, morning news on TV or in the palm of your hand on the phone. You look out the window to see what's going on with the weather, accidentally touching the thermometer with your eye. Yeah, sure! You immediately estimate what you will wear. And here you involuntarily glance at the playground - omg, how old and excoriated it is, forgotten by God and kids, and you never noticed that! You were running by from day to day, planning something, dreaming, imagining, taking notes in an imaginary notebook - while the playground suddenly grew old! Here you are! Well, let's think about it later.
When you run to work, you almost don't look up - everything is familiar and ordinary, you see it all twice a day. Old ragged entrance walls, cracked tiles on the floor, a lonely bench under the windows of your house… The closer to the center, the more distractions to the eye - signs of all colors and shapes, bright shop windows, inconspicuous coffee shops and pompous bakeries, underworld and close to that lotteries, fast food for every wallet and taste… You can't count everything, but why would you? Everything will change here anyway in a month or two - everything flows, everything runs, and you run…
But wait! Why not look around? Many people consider these places hopeless, but this is not the case. Lately, I'm starting to notice more and more beauty and color in the rhythm of everyday life. All this is combined into a somewhat bizarre ensemble, but it is unique and authentic. Having distinguished a particular detail, you begin to notice its advantages and new facets. This is beauty on the edge, it is not so easy to see and distinguish, but if you did it once - you are enthralled. It will not keep you calm, it will not leave you, because it is alive, pulsating, breathing, being a part of ourselves.