Yuliya Martynova

Yuliya Martynova



London based since 2007, Yuliya received her classical art training in post soviet Kazakhstan. Due to political instability and recession of broken down states, career of a visual artist had to be shelved and after successfully obtaining scholarship in a prestigious law school, Yuliya has graduated as a litigator and continued her studies later on with Queen Mary University of London and BPP school of law. Struggling to find satisfaction in legal career, Yuliya has returned with renewed conviction to search her artistic identity after radically quitting her corporate life in 2015. She sold her first painting in the first month. Since then participated in a number of group shows across London, have been regularly featured by large online gallery curators and teamed up with art event producers to create public art in the next few months.

Amongst her collectors are the CEO of MTA Travel (Australia), Head of Global Safety Policy of Facebook (Washington), board member of City Group Capital Markets (HK), Board member of Disney Channel (LA), board member of Glista (Berlin), board member of Curzon Wealth Management (London), head of Google department (Dublin) and many more. Two of her artworks featured in Doctor Strange (Marvel) and popular TV series Scandal (from episode 515, artwork adoring Olivia Pope apartment filming set)

Continuing independent, Yuliya's first solo presents 20 artworks which will be shown at Studio 657 Art Gallery (657 Fulham Road, London) from 31 oct - 05 Nov 2016.



Inspiered by the atmospheric masterpieces of Ian Fisher, her ideology lies with uncertain trajectory of a paper plane. A fragile vessel of space continuum forging connections through time and generations. Philosophical message enveloping the imaginative creations varies from parting to painting providing an emotional narrative hidden behind.

Loss of family or community ties, adaptive behaviour, disparity in understanding each other despite common values are often sighted themes she addresses in her atmospheric art collections. In contrast, her Toy Story series is an attempt to look away from metaphoric sentiment down to seemingly simple problems seen through the eyes of a child.

​Yuliya practice often brings a mixture of subtle watercolours technique and colour intense acrylic blends creating vibrant or, to the contrary, delicate surfaces  layered with oil based patterns bringing to life identity free portraits.


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