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About Yana Movchan

Yana Movchan's whimsical still lifes draw from the genre's rich history, while also reflecting the artist's unique sensibility. With the lush detail, rich tones, and classic objects (fruit, flowers) of Dutch still lifes from the 17th century, her tableaux are more playful, even disheveled, than didactic. Flower vases have toppled over, fruit has been eaten, and cats and birds often appear amid her tablescapes. In Unexpected Guests, a top-heavy cat sits at the edge of the table, looking up at a small bird about to land on the stem of a flower. Another bird pecks at an apple in a dish, while a butterfly rests nearby. Disorderly and unpredictable, Movchan's paintings suggest that life can never truly be still.

Ukrainian, b. 1971

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2016
The Princess and the Provocteur, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2016
PRIZED POSSESSIONS, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2015
Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2015
SKIN | DEEP, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor
2013
ArtHamptons, RJD Gallery