Based in: Spain
I am a visual artist born and raised in Kyiv,Ukraine. I have been living in Spain since 2020, from the moment I ended up there during quarantine due to the covid 19.
In Ukraine, I`ve got a professional education in Kyiv State Academy of Decorative Art And Design Named after M. Boychuk and had the experience to work in the main Christian church of Ukraine as a master of icon painting, that allowed me to get acquainted with all the subtleties of Byzantine art. This fact of my biography greatly influenced.
Also worked as an enameller in a jewelry workshop where learned the intricacies of jewelry making.
More About Yuliia Chaika
What inspires you?
I am inspired by a large amount of work, I feel that the world needs me and my opinions
Describe your creative process.
At first I look for the right idea and make many sketches on paper, then I choose the right one and select the size of the canvas, then I choose the color scheme of the background and randomly apply paints, then I draw the main composition of the picture and apply ornaments from old Ukrainian folklore items to the background, as if sowing the background historical treasures
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Hands, folklore, ornamentation
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
Kyiv State Academy of Decorative Arts and Design named after M. Boychuk, faculty: artistic metal