WHAT IS YANSKISS?
"The individuated person is a fully realized person, aware of both the personal and the collective aspects of the self. Individuation is pursued, though rarely achieved, through a lifetime of discipline and self-actualization."
- Dennis McKenna
Yanskiss is a concept created by Yana Vavdiyuk to express the psychological integration that occurs when a human seeks to evolve into a whole personality.
Influenced by studies of Carl Jung, Wassily Kandinsky and Emanuel Swedenborg, Yana uses her life and art to show how individual can create a detailed map of thy own identity by exploring four primary qualities of personality. Abstract painting emerged as a tool for Yana to record and find a common pattern in her complex mind. Yanskiss is an expression that unites her art with the experience of her individual pattern.
Working with a vivid color palette, variety of brushes, and multiple mediums, her paintings exemplify an effortless blend of personal style and the collective unconscious represented by mandala, seen in Yana's first series in the form of a flower. Mandala is a symbol known to appear in a dream, representing dreamer's search for completeness and self-unity. Her subliminal focus on mandala serves as a confirmation that through persistent self-exploration and attention to psychological integration, individuation can be achieved.
Yana hopes to encourage others to follow her example, explore the hidden reaches of thy own potential and create a lifetime full of joy and individual expression. Her current work is calling everyone to own your power. She believes her individual journey can provoke others to seek power within and never doubt their own supreme destiny. Everyone is born capable and powerful.
Yana has worked closely with international brands such as Marimekko and GAP, organizing in-store painting pop-up events to promote Yanskiss. She has also 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 2017 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. Yana showed her red booth with 11 paintings at Superfine! Art Fair during Miami Art Week.
She has also had her work collected by private patrons.
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