Becoming an artist 2019

60×50 cm
oil on canvas
I have been working on this oeuvre over the year.The idea is based on my personal experience of the artists’ realisation and their life dedication to art. Also, this art illustrates all concerns related to self-realisation.

Colourful violence 2020

oil on canvas
Violence against women in all its forms is the commonly implicit norm and pop-culture supports this moral fabric of society. The general public dictates the image of women who want to be abused and imposes victim shaming. My work is an sign of protest of violence against women and victim shaming.

Somebody's mother 2021

oil on canvas
This painting illustrates the problem of unfortunate misunderstanding between relatives and close people. Eventually it becomes the reason people don't recognise each other any more.

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Ilya Barabash


Ilya Barabash (2001), originally from Melitopol, Ukraine. I went to art school in 2015 and after graduation, I entered the Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts at the fashion design faculty. However, after the first course, I understood that creating clothes is not what I want to do. So, I started finding myself in art. In four years, I realized that I wanted to dedicate all my life to art and began painting and creating art. Now I am engaged in painting and installations.

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