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yuliya vladkovska interview


  • What advice do you have for artists transitioning from other careers?
    Embrace your unique path and leverage your diverse experiences. They are invaluable in creating art that is rich in perspective and resonates with a wider audience. And remember, building a career in art is a marathon, not a sprint; be patient and persistent.
  • How has your background in mathematics influenced your artwork?
    Mathematics taught me about structure, patterns, and the beauty of complex systems, which I now apply everywhere including my artworks. My art is a way to process and organize my thoughts. I paint chaos to clear it from my mind. This process helps me transform confusion into order, to focus and letting me find peace and make sense of things as I go.
  • What role does art play in your life?
    Art for me is both a therapy and a form of expression. It's a way to connect my past, present, and envisioned future, allowing me to explore and share my internal world while inviting others to find their own reflections in my work. I love what Robert Henri once said: "The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable."
  • What impact do you hope to have on the art community through your LinkedIn presence?
    I aim to inspire other artists to leverage professional networking sites to their advantage and to demonstrate that art has a place in every sphere, including the corporate world.
  • How do you stay motivated during creative slumps?
    I am not a 100% believer in the power of routine and discipline. However, when I'm not feeling particularly inspired, I still commit to spending time in my studio, either exploring new ideas or refining existing projects. Alternatively, I might spend my time learning new things through the LinkedIn Learning platform, switch to photography, enjoy a walk, or read biographies.
  • Can you describe your journey from the corporate world to becoming a full-time artist?
    My transition was a gradual realization that art was my calling. Although initially attracted to the structure and prestige of a corporate career, I found my true passion and talent in the freedom and expressive power of painting. This shift was not just a career change but a profound personal transformation.
  • Can you describe a moment when you felt most fulfilled as an artist?
    Fulfillment comes with each connection made through my art—whether it's a collector finding personal meaning in a piece or a moment of shared understanding with an audience. The crème de la crème of these experiences is perhaps when I realize a collector has insightfully grasped the very essence of what I was trying to communicate, almost as if they could read my mind.
  • If you weren’t an artist, what would you be doing?
    I'm fascinated by many fields, from biotechnology and neuroscience to nutrition and digital marketing. If not an artist, I'd likely be involved in a career that combines these interests, focusing on innovation and the betterment of well-being.
  • How do you balance artistic integrity with commercial success?
    I prioritize the authenticity of my artistic vision while being mindful of the marketplace. It's a delicate balance, but by staying true to my voice, I attract collectors who resonate with my work's genuine essence.
  • What's your advice for artists who struggle with the business side of the art world?
    My advice is to embrace learning about business as part of the creative journey. Understanding the market doesn't compromise your art; it empowers you to share it with a wider audience.
  • How has your artistic style evolved since you began painting?
    My style is continually evolving. Initially influenced by other artists, I now focus on developing my own voice through experimentation with materials and techniques. This ongoing process is a journey of self-discovery and personal expansion. My creativity is not confined to a singular vision; it is diverse and ever-changing. This adaptability is what my collectors appreciate the most. Those who have followed me from the beginning find it exciting and always unexpected with every new collection.

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