In my art I work with concepts of space and identity, I act in the field of aesthetic and sensory experiences, avoiding direct references and narrative. These concepts are intertwined in one way or another in various media and interpretations. Usually I work in several media at once, however I define painting as the main one for myself. Painting is integrated into installations, sculptures transition into painting, video allows to bring closer to life something that in fact is not life.
The search for compositional solutions, forms, colors and materials that interest me is also important for my artistic practice. Intuitively I reproduce calm and meditative compositions that portray a certain room or part of it, or an architectural object or building. As an artist I am focused on the modern world created by people, human’s interaction with the surrounding forms and a person’s place among them, perception of a human as a form and the question of the possibility of such perception. I am convinced that our everyday world is inextricably linked with the understanding of who we are.
Time after time I build a rather "dry" conventional space, consisting of straight, concise lines and shapes. In painting these are simplistic planes that are far from realistic interpretations, filled with many negligent, staining strokes and smudges. There are practically no transitions from light to shadow, there is no depth. By introducing a human figure there, or household items, or flowers or something wavy and voluminous, fluid, or vice versa, dense and pasty, I fill it with presence. The presence that I allowed myself ultimately gives a work an emotional message that is perceived by the audience.
Katya Tzareva was born in 1984 in Krasnodar, Russia. In 2006 she graduated from Kuban State University, faculty of "Architecture and design". In 2012 she held the first personal exhibition. Katya is in the list of the 100 top young artists as reported by "In Art" (THE DATABASE AND ANALYTICS OF RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART). She works with painting, video, installations, objects. She lives and works in Izhevsk, Russia.
1984 Born in Krasnodar, Russia
2006 Graduated from Kuban State University, faculty of "Architecture and design"
2016 participated in Moscow International Biennale For Young Art
2019 participated in the Womens International Film Festival (USA) in 2019 and received a Merit Award.
2020 "My Rooms" / Futuro gallery / Nizhni Novgorod / Russia
2018 "Search me in the flowers"/ Udmurt Republican Art Museum / Izhevsk / Russia
Supported by PERMM museum of contemporary art.
2016 "The story of a one white house" / GridchinHall / Moscow / Russia
2014 "Scenes from a marriage" / gallery of the newspaper «Izvestia of the Udmurt Republic" / Izhevsk / Russia
2013 "Simulacrum. Age of Aquarius"/ art-center Grifon / Izhevsk / Russia
2012 "Two. Body in ART" / Grifon gallery / Izhevsk / Russia
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 "Wave of Dreams" / Triumph Gallery / Moscow / Russia
2019 "There Where The Energy Flows To" / InArt Gallery / / WINZAVOD Center For Contemporary Art / Moscow / Russia
2018 "Vivum" / Artis Gallery / WINZAVOD Center For Contemporary Art / Moscow / Russia
2016 "Voice of Izhevsk." Special project Moscow International Biennale for Young Art / CCI Fabrika / Moscow / Russia
2015 "Workshop 2015. Sub observationem." / Moscow Museum of Modern Art / Moscow / Russia
2015 "Teleport of the General Popov" / Museum of Izhevsk / Izhevsk / Russia
2014 Euroasian festival of the modern art / Yekaterinburg / Russia
2014 "6 SENSES" / L&P Hutisingh Visual Art Centre / Ahmedabad / India
2013 "VIVIDA. Diversely unite artists." / The Framers Gallery / London/ UK
VIDEO WORKS / FESTIVALS:
2020 Most ART Festival / Kaluga / Russia
2020 Buenos Aires Internetional Fashion Film Festival / Buenos Aires / Argentina
2019 Womens International Film Festival / USA
2018 Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival / New York / USA
2013 The festival of street art "IzhevskIntervention" / Izhevsk / Russia
Since 2016 Gridchinhall Gallery & Art-Residence, Moscow, Russia
2016 Cosmoscow, Moscow
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS:
KATYA TZAREVA - about the exhibition "My Rooms" at FUTURO gallery (Russia)
AESTHETICS, BODY, HARMONY: INTERVIEW WITH KATYA TZAREVA (Russia)
Room topology. Community Arts ART MAGAZIN about Katya Tzareva's show My Rooms at FUTURO gallary/ (Russia)
Katya Tzareva in CRIATE! MAGAZIN Issue 18 ART MIAMI EDITION / Print (USA)
Katya Tzareva in UNDER THE BRIDGE MAGAZIN Installation - Autumn 2020 / Print (USA)
Katya Tzareva in DOVETAIL MAGAZIN Issue 02 - WINTER '20/ SPRING '21. Editor : Kate Mothes.
Curated Selections: Elizabeth Denny (Denny Dimin Gallery) / Print (USA)
Katya Tzareva in the catalog of A WAVE OF DREAMS by the Triumph Gallery / Print (Russia)