My name is Natasha Kanevski.
I am a Belarus-born-and-raised Israeli artist based in Austin, Texas.
I work in that sweet spot between painting and sculpture.
Contrasting textures and colors are my visual language to express my ideas and feelings.
Most of my artworks are vibrant; however, recently, I started to work monochromatically to allow attention to concentrate on texture and composition.
My artworks were exhibited in 27 Art Shows (California and Texas), including Solo and Duo Exhibits; last year, I participated in the Austin Studio Tour.
In addition, I am running successful 5-star shops on Etsy, Instagram, and Facebook, selling on Saatchi Art, and working with interior designers.
As a result, my art is kept in private collections worldwide.
Our reality is beyond our knowledge to a greater extent; it has a complex structure. Nevertheless, we all look at life quite polarly; we select specific objects and significant phenomena from our surroundings. Sometimes we do that intentionally, or we cannot do otherwise. We all have a vital need to focus on what, like a crutch, helps us move to the moment here and now, closing our eyes to our life situation. As a result, the reality is distorted, simplified to two sentences, looks clumsy, somewhat rough, and very approximate.
This selectivity of attention, which inevitably distorts our complicated reality, sticking out and wildly exaggerating specific details, is my work's theme and idea.
Contrasting textures and colors represent my visual language to express my ideas and feelings. I work in that sweet spot between painting and sculpture. Most of my sculptured artworks are vibrant; however, recently, I started to work monochromatically to allow attention to concentrate on texture and composition.
I complete works in large rough strokes and incorporate massive coarse sculptured elements. Just as we do not have to be 100% perfect, smooth, or precisely fitted, the artwork does not have to be done with the most delicate invisible strokes. Rough texture, on the contrary, only emphasizes tenderness, making it even more tangible. Our roughness, wrinkles, irregularities, and cracks only emphasize our humanity, revealing our essence, delicacy, purity, and completeness, the fact that we are infinitely beautiful in our fragility and mortality. We are simple, imperfect, and impermanent.