Art Smiley Artist Of The Month October 2019 – Nataliia Bahatska

October 7, 2019 By ArtSmiley in Artist of the month
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Nataliia Bahatska was born in 1967.
Graduated childrens art school.
Graduated from Kyiv National University of Technology and Design, specializing in designer in 1992.
Academy of Psychosocial Technologies (St. Petersburg) in 2008 (Psychology of the conflict).
The world  which we live is made of color. Color is something that creates beauty, energy. It causes emotions, it includes feelings. She has always been fascinated by the color and form. By combining them together, we get unlimited possibilities for creating art. But the creation of art or painting in her case goes deeper than combining the two of them. It starts with emotion or feeling, and then “spat” on the canvas. Some of her paintings are impulsive, where inner emotion captures her brush, while others are trips that even surprise her.
With her paintings, She tried to express how she see the world, and on an emotional level she communicate with the viewer, hoping to fix the moment on the canvas. The process of creating a picture for her is very meditative. The search for harmony of color and the creation of an ideal composition is very important.
In her paintings, she tried to convey the joy of being, a beautiful image arising from simple things, be it a person, a corner of nature, or a remembered dream.  Her inspirations are also her life experience, the work of other artists, events, people and places around her.
Describing the style in which she work can be both complex and “mixed”, for example, taking as a basis the style of realism, it modifies it in different pictures, adding surrealism or elements of the style of cubism, or even creating a mystical, illusory environment around realistic ‘ objects.
Nataliia artistic quest has determined her comprehensive education. As a fashion designer, she declared herself in a series of paintings, where the girls are quite realistically depicted on the background of geometric planes, as if borrowed from paintings by Cubist painters.
In her creative work there is a series of still lives – as a “replica” on the subject of Dutch and English classical still-life with the accompanying attributes: vases, glasses, fruits and flowers that appear on a deep dark background. All these objects and environments acquire their aura, glow, giving the viewer a kind of mystical realism. Elements of mysticism are butterflies, present in a number of female images: “Psyche”, “Princess”, “Mermaid”, “Oh, you Girl …”. These images, which are concise in their graphic completeness, attribute us to the meta modern style, which is based on some contradictions, instability, incompleteness.
Why is she painting?
Because, most importantly, She is happy to have the freedom to do what she love – to create, to rejoice with her creativity of other people, but to be herself. Being full of ideas that can be clearly represented, it is incredibly enjoyable when something that originally existed only in her mind, thoughts, images, and then appears on canvas.
Nataliia enjoy the infinite opportunity to study, to have the opportunity to choose projects that concern her and to be able to express herself, as nobody else can, express her world on canvas.
She feel like putting a little of her soul on every canvas, and then all the fear and trouble just disappear.
And seeing the picture, a person can touch the heart and soul of the artist. She is glad that her work is recognized by other artists and she’s able to say everything she want without any censorship.
Having a list of expectations of high-paying clients who want her work, she share the rest with herself and her outlook, so happy to see when someone gets her picture, which is then in the homes of people where they can enjoy it every day.
Having the opportunity to support herself through art, She is glad to travel to interesting places of the world for exhibitions and she is confident that she would still be engaged in art even when she becomes a millionaire …

Professional details:

The main creative direction is realism, magical realism, metamodern, portrait painting and graphics.
She work as an artist-portraitist by order also.
The works are in private collections and galleries of Ukraine, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Italy.
Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

Participated Exhibitions:

Exhibition “Colors of the world” in Parlament of Ukraine. Kyiv. Ukraine, 2019
Sheldon Rose Gallery, “Big Ideas in Small Art”, Toronto, Canada, 2019
Group exhibition from Ukraine at 58 Venice Biennale, “Falling shadow Dreams over gardens Giardini “. Italy, 2019
Exhibition “Vizionario” in la galleria Merlino Bottega d’arte di Firenze. Italy, 2019
Exhibition in ABC-art gallery. Kyiv, 2019
1st All-Ukrainian Triennale “NU-ART”, Kremenchuk, 2018
“Ukraine from Trypillya to the present in the images of contemporary artists” – Biennial. National Union of Artists of Ukraine (NUAU), Kyiv, 2018
“Picturesque Ukraine”, NUAU,the city of Severodonetsk, 2017.
Biennale of abstract Painting,NUAU, Kyiv, 2017
Until the Day of the Artist, NUAU, Kyiv, 2016, 2017, 2018.
“Portrait Painting” , gallery “Mytets”, Kyiv, 2017
“To the 160th anniversary of Ivan Franko”,NUAU, Ivano-Frankivsk city, 2016
On Independence Day of Ukraine, NUAU, Kyiv, 2017, 2018,2019.
“Picturesque Ukraine”, NUAU, Sumy, 2016
“Quinghi Memorial”, NUAU, Mariupol, 2016
“Portrait Painting”, gallery “Mitets”, Kyiv, 2016, 2017.
Christmas exhibition, NUAU, Kyiv, 2015,2016,2017,2018
Personal exhibition “A Little of Silence” in “Zavalnyi Art Center”, Kyiv.2018
Personal exhibition “Whish You Were Here”‘,Museum of Lesya Ukrainka,Kyiv. 2018
Personal exhibition ‘The Night’ in ‘Zavalnyi Art Center’, Kyiv. 2017

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