yana bystrova

biography

Yana Bystrova was born in 1966 in Kiev, Ukraine, and has lived and worked in Paris since 1991. She graduated from the Kiev School of Fine Arts and from the Kiev Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture  (Department of Monumental Art).  The artist has exhibited in Kiev, Moscow, Helsinki, London and Paris and was a member of the artist group Resolute Edge of Voluntary Border for a National Post-Eclectism from 1987 - 1990. As a member of this group, Bystrova spent several years working at the legendary Moscow studios of Furmanny Lane. The focus of her work today revolves around the ambiguity of perception. She bases her studies on the ever-present competition between the conscious and subliminal (structured vs. spontaneous, rational vs. emotional), which in turn, requires interaction with the viewer in the form of active interpretation. 
She works with different media including painting, photography, multimedia and design.

selected personal and group exhibitions

2010
Born in the USSR-Made in France, Espace Blancs Manteaux, Paris

Espace Nature, Galerie Blue Square, Paris

2008            
Close-up From A Distance, Tryptich Gallery, Kiev

2007            
Landscapes, Artist's Atelier, Paris

2006            
Landscapes, Artist's Atelier, Paris

2003            
Body Count, Galerie l'œil du huit, Paris

1998            
Your Photo Here, Attache Gallery, London

1996            
The Honey Bee Series, Atelier Michel Hosszu, Paris

1995            
Yana, Galerie Europa, Paris

1993            
 Salon de Mai, Grand Palais, Paris             

Exposition de dessin, Académie des Beaux Arts, Paris

1991            
Explosition, Festival d'Avignon, Avignon

1990            
 Eroticism, Palais de la Jeunesse, Moscou

Young Artists from Kiev, Galerie Kai Forsblom, Helsinki             

Explosition, Festival d'Avignon, Avignon

1989            
The Resolute Edge of National Posteclecticism, Belyayevo, Moscou    

Fourmanny Lane, Fondation Polonaise d'Art Moderne, Varsovie

1988            
Eidos, Palais de la Jeunesse, Moscou        

Love, Andreyevsky Spousk, Kiev             

Le dialogue travers les siècles, Institut Polytechnique, Kiev

1987            
La Compétition de peinture, Maison des Artistes, Kiev           

Kiev-Tallin, Institut Polytechnique, Kiev

 

Yana Bystrova : Stripes 2008 SOLD
Yana Bystrova : Reflection I 2008 Acrylic on canva 40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Before Rain 2008 Acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Belle Île 2008 Acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Tournesols vifs 2008 Acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Rainy Day 2008  Acrylic on canvas  40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Chardons 2008  SOLD
Yana Bystrova : Tournesols morts 2008  Acrylic on canvas  40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Le monde penché 2008 Acrylic on canvas 40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Les yeux d'une colline 2008  Acrylic on canvas  40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Untitled 2008  Acrylic on canvas  40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Reflection 2008  Acrylic on canvas  40x40 cm
Yana Bystrova : Papillon IV 1999 silkscreen on canvas 115 x 108 cm
Yana Bystrova : Papillon I 1999 Silkscreen on canvas 115 x 108 cm
Yana Bystrova : All-Right - ON 2009 acryllic on canvas and day-glow paint 100 x 100cm
"Before I thought that if something can go wrong it will. Now I  prefer to think that everything is going to be all-right or even  better."
Yana Bystrova : Papillon II 1999 silkscreen on canvas 115 x 108 cm
Yana Bystrova : Papillon III 1999 silkscreen on canvas 115 x 108 cm
Yana Bystrova : All-Right - OFF 2009 acryllic on canvas and day-glow paint 100 x 100 cm

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