March is here and with it we go to Belgium to meet the incredibly talented artist Julia Volynets as 'Artist of the Month'.
"Being creative for me means being alive"
Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I am Julia Volynets, figurative artist specialized in etching, illustration, figurative painting and 3D-object.
I was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1976. My father is a painter and illustrator, my mother is an artist of tapestry .So I and my sister knew from our early childhood that art was our destination.
Art school, Art college, Academy of Fine Arts - I went through all these stages to my dream.
In 2002 I made the choice to follow my heart and moved to Belgium.
Since 2006 I am owner of ' KUNSTATELIER JULIA VOLYNETS' based in Sint-Niklaas/ Belgium and specializing in interior decorations.
Outside of my job I am busy daily with my creative work : painting, graphic, 3D-objects.
How would you describe your work?
My paintings are about the inner and external human beauty, emotions and moods.
I like to 'dissolve' the human silhouette in light of shadow so unimportant details are faded. I use the subtle colors, symbolic silhouettes,constructive compositions and an emotional atmosphere filled with philosophical reflection about an abstract personage and his perception of the world.
My 3D-objects I make in a playful way. I am excited by simple things like black-white rythms on convex shapes. My project MIMICRY is about the Highly Sensitive Persons which prefer to stay impersonal and fade in to the background.
What does being creative mean to you?
Being creative for me means being alive.
What inspires or motivates you?
Inspiration is everywhere : in animate and inanimate nature, in scents and sounds, in people and animals. Ideas are coming into your mind and heart through all of your six senses. You have only to select and personalize it.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Music is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. I am listening to a lot of different things: old rock bands, classical, ethnic music, ambient. But sometimes I need silence to concentrate.
|Mimicry - Night|