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"My art doesn’t have a single vector. I am thrilled by the opportunity to express myself in various facets of abstract painting. Geometric abstractions with their refractions and play of forms, expressive painting, where color and the artist's hand reign supreme, graphic canvases and minimalism — I’ve never sought to choose just one. The most important thing for me is to express emotion, create a mood and allow the viewer to experience a new impression.
Since my youth, I was inspired by monumental paintings, interior murals, a...
"My art doesn’t have a single vector. I am thrilled by the opportunity to express myself in various facets of abstract painting. Geometric abstractions with their refractions and play of forms, expressive painting, where color and the artist's hand reign supreme, graphic canvases and minimalism — I’ve never sought to choose just one. The most important thing for me is to express emotion, create a mood and allow the viewer to experience a new impression.
Since my youth, I was inspired by monumental paintings, interior murals, and wall art. Now I create vast canvases that become separate universes, drawing attention. As I work on them, I feel how with every stroke, I infuse them with my own energy. Natural textures, captivating landscapes, and my own emotions serve as motifs for my works, which I express through form and color."
Svetlana Kalinina is a Ukrainian artist whose works are found in private collections in Europe and the United States. Svetlana was born and studied in Kharkiv, she graduated as a muralist from the Art Design Academy. Her career as an artist began over 20 years ago. During this time, Svetlana participated in regional and national exhibitions, attended plein airs and artist residencies.
As an artist, Svetlana chooses an eclectic approach to art. Her paintings hint at different eras and styles. Her method involves a combination of brushstrokes, touches of palette knife, work with acrylic, oil and leafing. One of the distinctive directions in her creative work is a series of artworks created using the impasto technique.
Svetlana regards helping others as one of the missions of her artistic journey. She takes care of the animals that have suffered due to the events in Ukraine, making donations from each artwork.