Subject Tags: park, plants, native plants, glade of flowers, botany, summertime, summer flowers, summer colors, summer day, summer painting, summer, spring flowers, red flowers, wild flowers, pink flowers, flowers, green, kutukova
Size: 72"W x 36"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
My artwork is a reaction to the world around us, with a touch of everything that I have ever seen. It comes to life through my paintings. I do not paint in a certain style that has direction.
And of course the world of art influences me more than the everyday reality.
For me the dialogue with other artists is stronger than reality.
Currently I am trying to find a new language, one that would be just as powerful as that of Vermeer, Bruegel, Vrubel, Sargent, Jules Bastien-Lepage
and Andrew Wyeth
I am trying to find something that makes a picture an artwork differentiating it from another picture which is just a beautiful picture. But I am doing this not as an art critic but as a practitioner.
I don’t paint to obtain a certain reaction from a viewer, instead I try to create what I had in my mind. For me, expressing yourself or simply trying to do something new - is not enough, I want to work to live its own life.
Victoria Kutukova is an Ukrainian artist and illustrator based in NY, USA. She started to study painting when she was 5 years and continues working up to now. During study in elementary school she was entered to the studio of artist and teacher Inna Andrazhevskaya. She gave Victoria all basic knowledge in art and theory. Victoria have studied in Andrazhevskaya’s studio almost 10 years until 2010. She studied in the painting department of academy. Her work is a often a study in contrasts, combining fine line work and emotional themes with bright graphic colors. Ideally, the visuals presented will cause conversation and introspection that will reach beyond the more formal elements of the work. Victoria’s work can be found in private collection of the United States, Canada, China, Montenegro, Ukraine, Russia and Australia. She started teaching when she was 16. In 2016 she founded Pallata Art Studio School. Now she lives and works in New York.