Yary Zacharuková is a self-made artist. Born in the 90s in Western Ukraine, living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her style is feminine, tender and mesmerizing. Tell us your story, why did you become an artist?
My artistic journey began before I could articulate thoughts verbally, evolving into a profound tool for self-expression, allowing me to engage in a silent dialogue with the world, where the language of color surpasses words.
When you create a new work, how do you go about it? What comes first?
Emotions guide my art process as I consciously select bright colors to infuse vibrancy into a world suffering from wars, including my native Ukraine. My goal is to bring light and hope, love and tenderness to people during these dark days. I want my art to heal hearts. What can you tell us about your studio, what makes it special to you and how does it influence the way you work?
My studio is my apartment in Amsterdam. During pandemic I painted flowers directly onto the walls until every inch was covered. Transitioning to canvas, my home continues to be a wellspring of inspiration, especially during the golden hours, where the interplay of light and colors elevates my artistic vision.Is there a work of art in your life that has especially impressed you?
The art of Hilma af Klint resonates deeply with me. Her masterful play with colors and simplicity serves as a catalyst for my imagination, inspiring and influencing my own artistic vision.
Reach to the stars: where will you be in 5 years?
I would love to be a well-known artist who destroys the label „not talented enough”, instead motivates people to dive head first into the romance with art. Many of us don’t have proper support for our creativeness (just like me in the past) and for those I am ready to be the one who believes and encourages them.Photos: Tatiana Bulhakova
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