Featured Artist: Ulyana Turchenko
Ulyana Turchenko is a young artist and graphic designer with a very beautiful portfolio. She was born in Lviv, Ukraine in 1980. Her works are mostly lithographs – illustrations for books and more surreal fine art. She prepares and prints her own lithographs – completing the whole process, from drawing, to stone, to print. Her works are part fairy tale, part surreal visionary. Children, elves and animals interact – trees and branches suspend in air, pouches hold treasures, distorted shapes snake their way, transforming into odd improbable landscapes.
Below – some quotes from Ulyana, (hopefully we’ve translated them correctly… )
Drawing is the thing I’ve always wanted to do, since childhood. I had no friends, didn’t go outside much to play. I have to thank my mother, who knew all this and did not try to change it. I attended art school at from five years old and have since been satisfied by the love of doing my art. My mother had some artist friends that helped me to get hold of several books on design and they gave us good advice, sometimes good pencils and paper. All of these people have helped me to make the right choices.
It is very important for me to perfect my lithography. Only I know how I want my image to look and when when I print my lithographs, it adds my personal touch to the process, resulting in a unique footprint. I think the nuances of printing simultaneously with the creation of the sketch for a new job are indivisible. If I choose the stone, I can not leave it or give it to someone else to complete – because the stone is my most important link in this process.
Link to Ulyana’s Website
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