Works Of Young Belarusian Artist Are Exhibited At The Louvre. Magnifique!

Meet Yuliya Patotskaya from Belarus whose works will be joining a prestigious exhibition at the Louvre in Paris on 24-26 May.

Art Shopping is the art event in Paris where hundreds of artists can present their artwork to thousands of visitors, art lovers and professional buyers.

The show brings together carefully selected French and international artists and galleries to present their paintings, sculptures, digital art or photography.

Yuliya, born in Baranovichi and now living in France, is one of the lucky who has a unique chance to present her art in a more personal way.

Unless you are in Paris, you can take a look at her works without visiting one of the biggest museums in the world and find out how she made it to the Louvre.

Before moving to France, Yuliya studied at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science of the BSU and lived in Minsk for some time.

She has always been interested in visual arts but started to study it more seriously at the age of 19 and has since experimented with various forms: oil, acrylic and mixed techniques.

“I develop several areas in my artistic endeavours that are similar to post-impressionism and conceptualism. In general, aesthetics is not the goal in itself.

The aim is research, an experiment with perception. These are experiments with composition and colour to convey mixed, incomprehensible, contradictory emotions.

My goal is a dialogue with the audience, so I try to minimize the use of explicit images and forms to allow the viewer to be a creator – to guess, to dream,” Yuliya said.

At the exhibition, Yuliya’s works can be found at the International Surrealism Now section. One of them is To The Bones, which is associated with the history of Belarus.

The artwork is dedicated to an irrevocable disappearance of history. One of the used elements are genuine coins of Grand Duchy of Lithuania of XVII century.

Covered with corrosion, these coins symbolize how time, indifference and ignorance erase the historical memory – slowly and irrevocably.

The young artist’s next big milestone is a personal exhibition in France and she is currently looking for a suitable place for it.

In terms of projects, she now plans to do an interdisciplinary art project which will unite the visual arts and scientific and technical trends.

Until then, one can have a chance to admire Yulia’s artwork as she will take part in exhibitions in Switzerland, Moscow and Paris in the near future.

Photos by Oleg Vishnevsky