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Born: 31

Hometown: St. Petersburg

Based in: Madrid

Yana Medow, a Russian - Spanish artist based in Madrid.
Graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts named after V. Mukhina of Saint Petersburg, specialized as a Painting Restorer.
Worked as a restorer, later as a graphic designer and illustrator.
Since 2017, positioned as a full-time artist.

The aesthetic direction of my work can be described as a figurative/naive style. In these paintings, you can see grotesque characters, sometimes erotic, but the ultimate goal of my work is to show the universal grace of the human body, along with the comical naivety of human ideas, concepts, and thoughts.


Yana In The Studio

Working in my studio in Madrid. Here you can see the ambience in the workshop and approximate size of the paintings relative to a human height.

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More About Yana

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Beauty of the human body

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I am constantly fascinated with the world around me, then I transfer my impressions to the canvas)

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Grotesque, characters, life style

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Fernando Botero, Anna Mond, Michael Sowa

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

All the tools I have are important to me.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Always keep developing your idea

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

I go for a walk downtown observing the daily life of the city.

Collections Featuring Yana

2 Collections

The Shape of It: Figurative Art

The Shape of It: Figurative Art

69 Artists, 79 Products

Last updated: March 1, 2023

Surrealist Paintings

Surrealist Paintings

51 Artists, 68 Products

Last updated: December 1, 2022



REBIRTH Art Competition provided by THE HOLY ART



MundoArti Museum. Virtual exhibition

Spain, 2021


Spain, 2021


International, 2021

Art - Love

Russia, 2019

La Playa. Jinete Azul Gallery

Spain, 2018


United Kingdom, 2012