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Gina Martynova is a graphic artist from Russia. She grew up in Bangkok, Thailand and has traveled around the world during her childhood to present. She studied at LCF and FIT and holds a BFA in General Illustration. In 2010, Gina showed her Starry Black and White series at Miami Art Basel 2010 - at ...
Gina Martynova is a graphic artist from Russia. She grew up in Bangkok, Thailand and has traveled around the world during her childhood to present. She studied at LCF and FIT and holds a BFA in General Illustration. In 2010, Gina showed her Starry Black and White series at Miami Art Basel 2010 - at the Color Thumb Gallery in Wynwood.
Her inspiration comes from a multicultural background, fashion and love of patterns found in nature. Vibrant and energetic, her paintings capture the vitality and unique beauty of the subject matter.
Out of this experience emerges a collection of work that demonstrates an interaction between the whimsical mind and world conscious soul.
Starry Black and White Series:
The Starry collection is a an obscure representation of everything and anything the mind absorbs. Different fragments from political views, environmental issues, scientific discoveries, genetic mutation, modern society, living in excess: all these headlines grab my attention. They are subconsciously weaved into a pattern and turned into a painting over time. It is a response to all the stories, ideas and opinions she contemplates and later transpire onto canvas.
The result is simultaneously beautiful, scary, dark, inviting, inspiring and corrupt.
It is a departure from the usual Starry world filled with color and vibrancy. This is a different kind of emphasis on form and detail. There is a photographic element that appeals to both the graphic designer and fine artist. The image forces the viewer to question the character's intent. It is eerie with underlying darkness. A creepiness that both invites you to love it and fear it at the same time.
The style is based on the unique forms and negative space found in nature. I spent over 2 years making observational drawings of how plants develop, bloom and die.
The idea behind each watercolor is to represent the mutation and growth as well as the almost coincidental beauty any plantlife develops into. Nature and landscape are very close to her heart. Gina's grandparents instilled in her a great care and reverence for nature, which she translates into the work and hopes that people will develop too once viewing the pieces.