In Studio with Yana Beylinson: Painting like stepping into a clear healing stream.
Investigating themes of spirituality and our connection to the divine, painter Yana Beylinson dives deep into the botanical complexities of floral composition, employing the immediacy and ephemeral nature of live subjects as a catalyst for purposeful and focused action without the interference of daily distractions. Beylinson is particularly interested in the study of light and its interaction with surfaces both opaque and translucent. From this perspective, colors and shapes become independent entities, equal to the physical subject matter she represents. This multi-faceted approach allows Beylinson multiple access points into the invisible world of the spirit.
In a studio conversation with the artist Yana Beylinson who resides in Brooklyn, NJ whose favorite space in the world is her studio which is in her pool house with a lot of light and space. We talked about her New Year rituals, her typical day in her studio, how she plans her artistic practice for the new year and lot more.
1. How are you setting up your studio for the New Year?
2. What is one ritual or thing that you do at the beginning of the New Year in your studio?
3. Looking at last year what is the work that you are most proud of?
I feel happy with the Dutch series of paintings I completed in 2023. “Maria” feels especially successful. It was painted in one day, and it has the freshness and the energy that are very important to me, together with the control of values and the general composition.
4. What does a typical day in the studio look like for you?
5. Could you share the studio spaces you work from? Is it your kitchen table or a fancy studio? How has your creative process evolved?
6. How are you setting up the tone for your studio practice this new year?
7. A favorite book you like to read?
8. Can we sneak in your current artwork on your table?
9. How do you take your studio practice beyond your studio?
10. How would you describe the year 2023 for your studio practice?
11. How do you overcome a creative block and let the creative juices flow?
12. The first piece of art you made while working here in this studio.
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