Ekaterina Ilina

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The paintings she creates are made in an effort to find a genuine expression of her connection with nature and harmony of life. Since childhood she experienced extraordinary moments of oneness with Earth and in those moments she has been able to set her human singularity aside and become a part of the steady heartbeat of the world. Her botanical paintings are about recalling that feeling of those magical moments. Her figurative and landscape works use simple materials such as canvas, pastel and oil. Ekaterina also experiments with different graphic techniques and street art. Works created in a spontaneous way that emphasises artist's state of mind. This process of contemplation and dissolution of the object and the mind comes from her daily experience of Buddhist meditative practices. She looks for a peaceful way to release the harmonious nature of oneself into the world.

Hero’s journey. Oil and pastel on canvas 150x150 sm
In 2024, I was inspired by the Adjarian garden next to my house, full of tangerines in the middle of winter. The abundance of life juice, the generosity of nature supported me in the first cold months of the year. I painted interior natural and imaginary still lifes, landscapes, dreaming of warmth, cozyness, safety and harmony. I researched the topic of the value of any life, searched for an inner state of peace and joy of being despite the troubling world problems.
Winter dreams 2. Oil, pencil and pastel on canvas 150x150 sm
In 2024, I was inspired by the Adjarian garden next to my house, full of tangerines in the middle of winter. The abundance of life juice, the generosity of nature supported me in the first cold months of the year. I painted interior natural and imaginary still lifes, landscapes, dreaming of warmth, cozyness, safety and harmony. I researched the topic of the value of any life, searched for an inner state of peace and joy of being despite the troubling world problems.
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Collab with Dato Korkia
Winter dreams. Oil and pastel on canvas 93x154 sm
In 2024, I was inspired by the Adjarian garden next to my house, full of tangerines in the middle of winter. The abundance of life juice, the generosity of nature supported me in the first cold months of the year. I painted interior natural and imaginary still lifes, landscapes, dreaming of warmth, cozyness, safety and harmony. I researched the topic of the value of any life, searched for an inner state of peace and joy of being despite the troubling world problems.
Still life on the window. Oil and pastel on canvas 94x100 sm
In 2024, I was inspired by the Adjarian garden next to my house, full of tangerines in the middle of winter. The abundance of life juice, the generosity of nature supported me in the first cold months of the year. I painted interior natural and imaginary still lifes, landscapes, dreaming of warmth, cozyness, safety and harmony. I researched the topic of the value of any life, searched for an inner state of peace and joy of being despite the troubling world problems.
Still life with Pirosmani. Oil on paper 50x55 sm
In 2024, I was inspired by the Adjarian garden next to my house, full of tangerines in the middle of winter. The abundance of life juice, the generosity of nature supported me in the first cold months of the year. I painted interior natural and imaginary still lifes, landscapes, dreaming of warmth, cozyness, safety and harmony. I researched the topic of the value of any life, searched for an inner state of peace and joy of being despite the troubling world problems.
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2009 - 2012 student of Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art, Russia / ceramics
2012 - 2016 she worked as a restorer, a modeler and painted walls at many cultural heritage sites (the building of the Conservatory in Moscow and in Saint Petersburg, the Kronstadt Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg etc.)
2018 till now - she moved to Georgia and combines freelance work as a children's book illustrator and her artistic practice.

Bahrain
Bahrain
Republic of Korea
Pyeongtaek-si
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CAMBRIDGE
USA
Los Angeles
Italy
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