Natalia Pastushenko (Pastuszenko)

Natalia Pastushenko (Pastuszenko)

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In 1996 she graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Architecture in Kyiv, the Architecture department, the School of Prof. Ihor Shpara.
She engaged in graphics, painting, book illustration, as well as interior design.
She gives individual lessons in drawing and painting for children.
In 2007 she was a member of the Gaude Polonia scholarship program of the Minister of Culture of Poland.
Nataliia is the author of illustrations for 22 children’s books.
She fulfilled more than 30 design projects of bank interiors, television studios, exhibition halls, cafes, clubs, private houses and apartments.
Nataliia participated in numerous exhibitions in Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
She mastered the original author's technique which enables to unite graphic and pictorial techniques in her paintings. Frequently, she prefers to work with acrylic, ink and pigmented lacquers.

About me
I consider my own works as my personal set of symbols or signs which even I can’t always explain myself. Often the viewer makes it for me. This is takes the form of a kind of puzzle games with the viewer. Anything can be inspiration for me: my dream had the night before, a book which I read, a conversation heard by chance in the transport, meeting with a familiar person. All my works created for some time past are like trying to draw something intangible, such concepts as feeling, impression, emotions but by figurative means of expression. One technique fetters me, so I often experiment with materials and surfaces. Recently, I like to work with acrylic and ink on canvas. Since almost all of my works painted in the last few years have not been thought out in advance and have been created straight "out of hand" I combine them into a single large cycle "Subconscious pictures".




My works on canvas



My works on paper