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Katya Petetskaya

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2020

Artworks for sale: 8

Australia

About Katya Petetskaya

 
Professional Plan
 
  • Biography

    I am a visual artist working across painting and performance art. Born in the Soviet Union, I grew up through the change of regimes in the ‘90s Russia, which continue to have an impact on my practice today. Whether working in performance or studio-based, I am interested in states of transition, movement and flux. I work in process-led way to explore the co-relation between body, medium and reality. 

    For each of my works, I use specific mark making that I research and develop often using performance art techniques. This approach helps me to find a way of mark making that responds to particular subject matter that I am exploring. And in this way I create a different painting method for each of my paintings.

    In my painting approach I use performance techniques and work on the borderline between figurative and abstraction. To me, painting is one of the most relevant medium of today, because it is about something that is forming, arriving, emerging but it is never really quite formed. I believe that in our contemporary image-centered culture a visual artist must ‘resist the image’. Working without a preconceived image and refusing to use images to create my work, I follow the idea that one can only paint something ‘unimaginable’. Life is not static – the action of making a mark in an attempt to capture it, is an experience that can never be reproduced. This is why a painting can never be finished. 

    I had my first solo exhibition in 2016 at AIRspace Projects in Sydney and have been exhibiting consistently in Australia and overseas. My practice has been shaped by impacts of international artist residencies in Guna Yala (Panama), Saas Fee (Switzerland), Chikatsuyu (Japan) and Leipzig (Germany). I had been a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize, Australia (2018) and the Contemporary Art Award Australia (2015). My works are held in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.

    These days I am based between Sydney and Katoomba in Australia.

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  • Education

    2014 - 2017

    UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, Australia

    2011 - 2013

    UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, Australia

  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: In Other Places

    Dates: Dec. 5, 2019 - Dec. 9, 2019

    Venue: Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Australia

    Solo exhibition by Katya Petetskaya

    Event: In the World of Falling Puzzles

    Dates: March 2, 2018 - March 18, 2018

    Venue: AirSpace Projects, Sydney, Australia

    Solo exhibition by Katya Petetskaya

    Event: The Spills

    Dates: March 4, 2016 - March 20, 2016

    Venue: AirSpace Projects, Sydney, Australia

    Solo exhibition by Katya Petetskaya

Professional Plan

Links


Education

2014 - 2017

UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, Australia

2011 - 2013

UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, Australia


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: In Other Places

Dates: Dec. 5, 2019 - Dec. 9, 2019

Venue: Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Australia

Solo exhibition by Katya Petetskaya

Event: In the World of Falling Puzzles

Dates: March 2, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Venue: AirSpace Projects, Sydney, Australia

Solo exhibition by Katya Petetskaya

Event: The Spills

Dates: March 4, 2016 - March 20, 2016

Venue: AirSpace Projects, Sydney, Australia

Solo exhibition by Katya Petetskaya


 

Biography

I am a visual artist working across painting and performance art. Born in the Soviet Union, I grew up through the change of regimes in the ‘90s Russia, which continue to have an impact on my practice today. Whether working in performance or studio-based, I am interested in states of transition, movement and flux. I work in process-led way to explore the co-relation between body, medium and reality. 

For each of my works, I use specific mark making that I research and develop often using performance art techniques. This approach helps me to find a way of mark making that responds to particular subject matter that I am exploring. And in this way I create a different painting method for each of my paintings.

In my painting approach I use performance techniques and work on the borderline between figurative and abstraction. To me, painting is one of the most relevant medium of today, because it is about something that is forming, arriving, emerging but it is never really quite formed. I believe that in our contemporary image-centered culture a visual artist must ‘resist the image’. Working without a preconceived image and refusing to use images to create my work, I follow the idea that one can only paint something ‘unimaginable’. Life is not static – the action of making a mark in an attempt to capture it, is an experience that can never be reproduced. This is why a painting can never be finished. 

I had my first solo exhibition in 2016 at AIRspace Projects in Sydney and have been exhibiting consistently in Australia and overseas. My practice has been shaped by impacts of international artist residencies in Guna Yala (Panama), Saas Fee (Switzerland), Chikatsuyu (Japan) and Leipzig (Germany). I had been a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize, Australia (2018) and the Contemporary Art Award Australia (2015). My works are held in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.

These days I am based between Sydney and Katoomba in Australia.

 
 
 
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