Ulyana Smakova is an artist from Kazakhstan who came to Finland in 2016 and started her artistic career here in Finland.
The main theme of Ulyana Smakova’s paintings is the nature of Finland, which she reflects in abstract and impressionistic landscapes. Smakova paints with oil and watercolors. She is also interested in ceramics and creates unique porcelain palettes and petite clay statues.
Her works can be found in private collections not only in Finland but also in France, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Japan.
“We are used to planning everything in our life. They say that in order to be successful you have to know where you are going and how to get there. However, in real life, it sometimes happens that things don’t go according to plan. Instead of worrying about the plan, it is sometimes good to relax and start observing the flow of things, enjoy the flow instead of trying to turn it back on the rigid plan. This is what creating process teaches me and what I try to reveal in my art”
In this exhibition, she presents a series of landscapes of Järvilinna and its surroundings.
Most of the paintings have been painted since the beginning of 2020, when she moved to the Art Center Järvilinna. “It has been two fruitful years, and I will be very sorry to leave this place if the Art Center eventually ceases to exist.”
The fate of the art center is now uncertain and will depend on the new owner of the property, if a buyer is found in the near future. The buildings and territory of the Art center are put up for sale.
”Onnela järven rannalla” -taidekeskus esillä Taidekeskus Järvilinnan Vaahterasalissa.