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"I cannot exist ... without something bigger than me, something that fills my whole life - without creative power ..."Vincent Van Gogh

Hi! My name is Katya Kononenko. This is my art path:● 2020 - Art management on-line course ● 2018-2019 - Contemporary art courses by Andriy Bludov in Karas Gallery, Kyiv● 2015 - Chinese art courses with Chinese artist ● 2013 - Art courses, European School of Design, Kyiv● 2012 - masters degree, Psychology faculty, Kyiv National University named Tarasa Shevchenko ● 2009-2012 - a member of Ukrainian Art-therapy association● 2010 - volunteer art therapist, Rehabilitation Centre 

I am engaged in abstraction, using open bright colors, simple shapes, clear lines, textures. I work with oil, acrylic on canvas, use mixed media, ink on paper.I was born in Ukraine. I have a master's degree in Psychology. I've studied color and art therapy. Archetypes, ego-states, existential issues of individuality in society, along with nature and in social life - the leading research themes for me.The process of creating an artwork is a collaboration-experiment of the idea, selected materials, and spiritualization of the product of creativity.
The result of the work is not only the created art object, also the transformed reality around and inside me. I accept the fact that the world is constantly changing and I am in it too.
Temporary live and work in Lithuania due to russian-Ukrainian war. 

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In the project “Ornaments” I research colours and ornaments. How the colour of the background influences the colour of the ornament. How they are connected to each other, in what feelings a viewer can be involved by colours. Also, an ornament is a traditional national art in each country. I am trying to be closer to Ukraine through my paintings. 

Ink on paper

There are you can find Series of Ink on Paper drawings. The Mosaic Series consists of the drawings that I made by Winnicott`s art therapy technique and different emotions and feelings. Such as sadness, anxiety, romantic feelings, etc. There is also the Mosaic Fruit Series with different figures of fruit and vegetables. Colorful Mosaics Series is a play with colors and ornaments.
The Relationships Series consists of expressive drawings-episodes from relationships Petal`s and Molecule`s life: Bachelor and Bachelorette parties, Wedding, Honeymoon and Conflict. As usual, I took The Molecule (male archetype) and The Petal (female archetype) as the main heroes in my ideas.
The First one - I was inspired by the Inktober - an art festival in social media. I am feeling that I am a kid who studying how to write her first words and phrases. I feel a magic relationship with ink as a media. You can find abstract landscapes, abstractions with lines. I work through themes of nature, weather, elements with my anxiety and finding stabilization and support in all this simple lines.