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"My art has long been an expression of my dreams. I’ve always dreamed of living in a small Mediterranean town, having my own studio, strolling by the sea, sketching and creating more and more new canvases. My dream found its reflection in my paintings. The sea has become my greatest source of inspiration. Sea abstract landscapes, color palettes reminiscent of Italian and Spanish towns, portraits of animals from exotic countries — I put a piece of my desire into each artwork.
A significant stage of my artistic journey involves ...
"My art has long been an expression of my dreams. I’ve always dreamed of living in a small Mediterranean town, having my own studio, strolling by the sea, sketching and creating more and more new canvases. My dream found its reflection in my paintings. The sea has become my greatest source of inspiration. Sea abstract landscapes, color palettes reminiscent of Italian and Spanish towns, portraits of animals from exotic countries — I put a piece of my desire into each artwork.
A significant stage of my artistic journey involves paintings composed of multiple color blocks. Their palette is also aligned with seascapes. Studying the works of the great masters Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman, I reinterpreted their approach, softened it slightly and applied it in my paintings.
Now my dream has come true and, I believe, largely thanks to my paintings. Now I work in a studio overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Changes in my life have inspired me to work more energetically, more expressively. I use small, precise strokes, filling the canvas with patches of color and details. My artworks radiate with even more light and optimism, and I believe they help viewers focus on desires and achieve them."
Balina is a talented Ukrainian artist who currently resides and works in Turkiye. She embarked on her artistic career more than 25 years ago. Throughout this time, Balina has developed her own unique style and found admirers of her art both in Ukraine and in Europe. She has experience in teaching painting, mentoring and conducting masterclasses. The artist uses acrylic, oil paints and Dutch gold leaf in her works.
Balina is a regardful colorist. Her interaction with color is impressive. To fully unleash the palette's potential, Balina employs large blocks of color that follow one another. This series of her works appeals to connoisseurs of minimalist abstract geometry. Another direction in her art is expressive abstract painting, where an intuitive approach to creativity is blends with precise color solutions.