In April 2022, Hue&Eye held an interview with Ukrainian artist Tanya Bilous, specializing in her relationship with artwork, her earlier pursuits, and finally the attachment to her nation, Ukraine – the place she was dwelling regardless of the present world disaster.
Immediately she is presently ending her artwork residency in Sweden and opened a solo exhibition at Vandalorum, the trendy artwork museum in Varnamo, referred to as ‘Landscapes’.
About Tanya Bilous
Born and raised in Ivano-Frankivsk in 1987, a metropolis on the western facet of Ukraine, Tanya Bilous nonetheless lives and works there.
Coming from a household of inventive souls, Tanya research music and violin at highschool. She additionally approaches fantastic arts, however at the moment, she couldn’t discover the suitable motivation to pursue an extra curiosity. So, afterward, Bilous utilized for psychology research, a self-discipline that nicely suited her means to deepen human feelings and really feel useful. She certainly felt the urge to assist individuals in want when in 2014, throughout the first Russian conflict endeavor in the direction of Ukraine, she wished to assist her nation with the emergency.
After her psychology research, Tanya additionally held a Grasp’s Diploma in tourism at College. For this, she lived in Turkey for some time, working within the leisure business. Tanya loves individuals. Exploring completely different cultures is why she sees touring as one among her most significant pursuits. Believing that life is brief and one shall get essentially the most out of it, Tanya began to really feel the will to take advantage of her emotions extra considerably. That’s when artwork arrived as a rescue treatment to her wants. Life made her encounter an ideal artwork instructor, Liudomyr Khudiak, whom Tanya nonetheless considers accountable for encouraging her to decide to portray. He pushed her to imagine in herself as an artist and was additionally a superb psychologist to her. He noticed in Tanya the power she was ready to share with the surface world.
Hey Tanya, and welcome again. When or how have you ever understood you needed to change into an artist?
I’m making an attempt to recollect when precisely I understood it. Artwork is one thing that was at all times a part of my life in several varieties and alternative ways. I graduated from music faculty and studied artwork at college. Again then, as a teen, I knew that within the actuality the place I grew up, there was no manner for me to make first rate cash with artwork. Later, after I had a profitable profession as an English-Ukrainian interpreter, I began portray once more. It was an internal push for achievement as I didn’t really feel completely happy. I discovered an artwork instructor, began portray quite a bit in his studio, and after a 12 months, participated in a gaggle exhibition. I used to be 28.
Please briefly describe your method and inform us what drives you to make artwork.
I paint with the assistance of oil paints on canvas. Oil paint is my favourite medium, with its character and peculiarities. I just like the softness and, on the similar time, the hardness of the textures they will create. It offers further freedom in my expression. I like portray summary in addition to figurative artwork and landscapes. My internal want for expression drives me. For the reason that full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, my subject has been conflict and its affect on individuals.
What’s the predominant function that has modified in your work or observe?
The expression adjustments. I used to color vivid landscapes and flowers. Now my landscapes are darkish and pink, very sharp and vivid.
Which artist primarily evokes your work? And is there one thing else, exterior visible arts, that retains you motivated?
My inspiration was at all times Picasso. I like the liberty in his artwork. Ukrainian artists Hlushchenko and Exter encourage me as nicely. Talking of a contemporary artists, that will be Kiefer and Kryvolap. In addition to visible arts, I like music, theatre, dance, and films.
How would you want individuals to interact along with your work?
One of the simplest ways to interact with my work is to purchase it 🙂
Inform us one thing extra about your new exhibition in Sweden.
I opened an exhibition, “LANDSCAPES” on the Museum of Trendy Artwork and Design in Värnamo, Sweden. The present consists of a collection of ten work reflecting on the conflict in Ukraine.
On daily basis going to work, taking youngsters to kindergarten or faculty, jogging alongside the river, or having a stroll within the forest we
discover the fantastic thing about the character surrounding us. On daily basis, nature and landscapes are altering as a result of climate or seasons and even
our temper. All the pieces we’ve ever seen, skilled, heard, or felt stays with us perpetually.
We’d not bear in mind it, however our unconscious does. Some landscapes stick in our reminiscence or our hearts as soon as we’ve seen them. When having a blast, essentially the most memorable moments will carry out landscapes related to these moments. These reminiscences can set off the sound of a prepare, river, airplane, or voice; the scent of rain, fall, hearth, or water; the imaginative and prescient of timber, fields, mountains, buildings, or roads. We can’t management the visions when the set off pulls. It occurs routinely, even earlier than our thoughts begins processing it.
Generally our reminiscences take us to stunning and completely happy moments; typically, we bear in mind essentially the most painful and horrible ones.
The ten work “Landscapes?” have been created in peaceable and charming Sweden throughout my artwork residency in Värnamo. I noticed the calmness of the lakes right here, the eternity of the inexperienced forests, lengthy vivid sunsets, and the serenity of the river whereas having my lengthy walks. Nonetheless, all I may see was Ukraine.
Regardless of the place I went or how lengthy I used to be strolling, all the things jogged my memory of my house landscapes. These expensive landscapes turned flooded by blood and tears. These landscapes not scent of sunflowers and wheat however gunpowder, smoke, and corps. These landscapes are not blue and yellow however turned black and pink.
Tanya is a part of VictoryArt a platform that sells and represents modern jap European artwork based mostly in Rotterdam.