Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Yulia Pinkusevich: Fragmented Perspectives

Silencing the Cacophony, 2015 Acrylic, spray paint, oil, vinyl, marker on linen, grommets, rope, burlap and sand from Coney Island. Canvas: 69 x 161 in. / 175.26 x 408.9 cm. Overall: 110 x 417 1/2 in. / 279.4 x 1060.45 cm. - See more at: http://www.yuliapink.com/folio-1/#sthash.jlwcksCX.dpuf
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Yulia Pinkusevich is a multi disciplinary artist working primarily in drawing painting and installation. She creates large-scale environments that deal with urban and social systems. Her installations directly engage the body of the viewer and address surrounding architectural spaces. The work often deals with the rapid spread of urbanized life and the fragmented perspectives witnessed through the architectural lens.  Edges of buildings, voids, windows, doors, power-lines and car windshields provide this framing for us to look through. Architecture is experienced through a secondary frame of ever more architecture, creating a fragmented, multi-layered structural framework of cement steel and glass, a common vision for the urban citizen.

Formally, Yulia’s work is engaged with the direct experience of the viewer through perspectival illusion and spatial perception that play with the subconscious and cognitive understanding of space. By breaking logical perspectives she creates illusions of impossible spaces, non-places or Utopias that shift the viewpoint to the panoptic.
SIMA (Sculptural Seating) in collaboration with Sam Cuttriss & Gizmo Art Production Local second growth Redwood
15' x 9' x 6' apx 2015 Permanent collection of McMurtry Art and Art History Building, Stanford University( 1 / 40 ) 

Her background itself is rooted in change. Born and raised in the USSR, her understanding of rules, social status and human abilities were redefined when moving to the United States. Learning to adapt and observe things carefully and move fluidly throughout her surroundings became a survival strategy. Due to her personal history, Yulia possess an amalgam of opposing belief systems, within which she constantly struggles to find refuge. Yet to find this refuge, she has thus far traveled to over a dozen countries and lived in several states. Within her travels and observations she has witnessed the homogenization of culture though increasing globalization. She questions and studies this changing landscape by exploring architecture, design and urban theory. Her work focuses on the perception of systems and attempts to tether seen and unseen forces acting upon urban narratives.

 Thresholds: Shadow Self
 Thresholds: Shadow Self
 Thresholds: Shadow Self

 Thresholds: Shadow Self

About the Artist
Yulia Pinkusevich is an interdisciplinary visual artist born in Kharkov, Ukraine. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Stanford University and Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, graduating both universities with highest honors. Yulia has exhibited nationally and internationally including site-specific projects executed in Paris, France and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Yulia’s work is represented by Kent Fine Art in New York City, she has been awarded residency grants from Autodesk Pier 9, Facebook HQ, Recology (San Francisco Dump), Cite des Arts International (Paris), Headlands Center for the Arts, Redux in Charleston, South Carolina, Goldwell Open Air Museum Las Vegas and The Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos. She was also the recipient of The San Francisco Foundations 2011 Phelan, Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts as well as Stanford University SiCA’s Spark and ASSU Grants. Yulia’s work has been widely written about in various print publications, including The Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee, Kansas City Star, The Columbian (Vancouver), Oman Tribune and the Gulf Times (Quatar). Other magazines include Ltd Arts, Dwell and Adbusters. Prominent online media includes KQED, Rhizome and Square Cylinder. Yulia has lectured at Stanford University and is currently Assistant Professor at Mills College. She lives and works in Oakland, California.

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