I think that there is no such a thing as modern art. Art is immortal. It transcends the elements of time. I would call my works a combination of experienced goodness with contemporary up-to-date motifs. But for me, one thing always remains unchanged; the sole purpose of art is to evoke emotions either in its joy or sadness. If art cannot be emotionally provocative, then to me, it cannot be called art. With my paintings, I aim to bring a little more of the beauty of emotion to my audience. The beauty of my art allows the world to appreciate and comprehend its own subtle complexities.
Biography: Classically trained in Eastern Europe, Okasana began her career as an artist in L'viv, Ukraine. Oksana entered the Ivan Trush College of Decorative Arts in 1996. There, she studied all aspects of art and decided to make painting, especially of murals, her specialty. In 2001, she held her first solo exhibition at the L'viv University of Ivan Franko. It was in preparing her works for this show that she realized she had a love for the medium of oil. She finds that the truest hues are to be found in this medium due to its prolonged drying time and its ease in mixing. She finds it best to begin her work, not on a crisp, blank canvas, but on one that has been coloured, and or stained to allow her chosen medium to release its inner beauty and charm. Although aptly able to capture any image with an artist's eyes, Oksana's work as of late has revolved around the theme of woman in various stages, poses, and emotions. She equates her disdain of starting on a blank canvas to that of simply painting woman as an exercise in figure. In her view, woman is neither crisp nor blank, but coloured and tinged; each being an image or an iconoclast that is warm, or perhaps cold, but always strong, alluring, full of mystique, and of course, true inner beauty. Her most recent works have been displayed in various galleries. Her clients include Edmonton Mayor Stephen and Lynn Mandell. She currently resides in Edmonton.
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