The Beast and its Angel – exhibition of Yulia Dunayeva’s art
Nature is at the center of Yulia’s work. The artist is inspired by folk traditions, nature, animals, and fairy tales. Yulia’s creatures are armed with wings and claws, representing the predatory nature of the world, yet at the same time their ornamentation and colour attract and mesmerize; they are delicate, harmonious, and rhythmical. She creates a fascinating blend of traditional and contemporary elements, with references to abstract art, pop art, trash art, and environmental issues. Dunayeva’s work is remarkable for its curiosity and tenacity in exploring different artistic mediums. She sculpts, paints watercolors, creates collages, and processes textiles, constantly experimenting with materials and forms of expression. By using folk art, traditional designs, and nature as starting points, she explores themes such as humanity’s deep relationship with nature, the current ecological crisis, and the unity and interdependence of all of life.
About the artist
Yulia Dunayeva (b. 1975) – A Ukrainian artist who engages in a dialogue with techniques, themes, and motifs found in traditional Ukrainian culture in her work. She works in painting, visual arts, ceramics and collage and has also authored an artist’s book.
3 June – Night of Culture: exhibition open from 16.00-22.00
Where: Gardzienice Gallery, Grodzka 5a – 1st floor
No age limits
Organisers: The exhibition is organised by Workshops of Culture in Lublin and is part of the activities of the Traditional Culture Department within Workshops of Culture.
Partner: Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices.