Yanskiss is a concept created by Yana Vavdiyuk to express the psychological integration that occurs when a human being seeks to evolve into a whole individual.
Influenced by studies of Carl G. Jung, Hilma af Klint, Lesya Ukrainka and Emanuel Swedenborg, Yana uses her life and art to show how to record an individual pattern. Abstract painting emerged as a tool for Yana to communicate her pattern with others. Yanskiss is her expression of freedom within a form.
Working with a vivid color palette, variety of brushes and multiple mediums, her paintings exemplify an effortless blend of personal style and collective archetypes.
She believes we can make our world a better place by focusing on one person at a time, and that person is self. If one is integrated, free and content one can make another one feel the same way. By tapping into the hidden reaches of our own potential, we help the collective to rediscover itself. We create a new world where individual expression is celebrated not imitated.
Yana has worked closely with international brands such as Marimekko and GAP, organizing in-store painting pop-up events to promote Yanskiss.
She has been commissioned to paint a personal protest piece for CEO and Founder of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Juanita Moore. Yana’s painted dress was worn by Ms. Moore during the Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles and was also exhibited in the Charles H. Wright Museum during Say It Loud: Art, History, Rebellion exhibit in Detroit.
After finishing her first major series, Yana took a chance at recreating a dream like state of her grandma's garden in a solo booth show during Art Basel Miami by inviting others to experience the warmth of her Flowers.
Then Yana was invited to do a show at Bella Thorne's house in Los Angeles. She exhibited her next major series Ladies with a call to own your power and live painted a ultimate power piece during the party.
Since the full scale war began in Ukraine, she was involved in fundraising and raising awareness of the experience of Ukrainian people. Yana was born in Ukraine and her family is still there. She donated her most recent paintings to Evening For Ukraine fundraiser that took place at Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City. All the proceeds went to finance aid for displaced families, medical supplies, and on-the-ground relief in Ukraine. She is currently working on more pieces and raising funds for various organizations supporting Ukraine.
Yana also has her work collected by private patrons globally.
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