Creation through the abstract art is the sublime freedom to express oneself. To be an artist means to me to gain that ultimate and sought-after freedom. With the power of colour, I try to capture the beauty of landscapes, light refractions, mysterious fluctuations of water, texture of flowers, and deviational patterns of a moving form. Music is that powerful source of inspiration which induces my profound emotions, plays on the strings of imagination and culminates in a refined creativity of artwork. I am Gaya, an independent contemporary artist.
My paintings can be described as continuous abstract variations on the theme of the beauty of nature. They associatively correlate and thematically complement each other. From the pure abstraction perspective, the goal is to introduce colours as unconventional identifiers of the nature themes.
The common theme of my creation infers the artist’s abstractive reflection on, and interpretation of, the natural world and phenomena as well as socio-philosophical reflections on our lives as fragmented as wholesome they are. Paintings include natural environments and objects, single elements of natural phenomena and geographical ambiance, panoramic view, and wildlife. The intent is to show the captivating power of colour of the landscapes and seascapes, light refractions in the texture of flowers, mysterious fluctuations of water and deviational patterns of the moving forms. The paintings feature an area of land or water, including their physical elements such as mountains, rivers, lakes, seas, flowers, as well as any transitory elements.
An independent stream of my so-called “utopia” abstract artwork embraces the realities of life and surrounding world through the lens of our aspirations towards freedom and perceptions of socially absurdist human interrelations.
To define the underlying aesthetic concept of my artwork, it is an abstraction which represents an amalgamation of various streams in the contemporary art. Depending on the substance of the selected theme, the natural phenomena or elements, the aesthetic approach varies from impressionism to abstract expressionism and further to surrealism. I never choose the style specifically, and the theme itself dictates the creative concept for any given work of art.
The overarching cultural concerns and social message of my work focus on demonstrating beauty and power of the nature. In the best traditions of the naturalistic movement, it defines the nature as a cradle of humanity and intransigent essence of our lives. The nature is a value on its own which should be preserved and not compromised. Environmental context includes the harmony within the nature as well as in the human interaction with the nature.
My artwork is implemented in acrylic paints on stretched canvasses. I traditionally use the acrylics and they always provide desirable outcomes in terms of my aspirations for an adequate conveyance of my creative concepts and true depiction of the original artistic ideas.
Another important technical aspect of my work is that music is an overwhelming part of my creative process. Music is that powerful source of inspiration which induces the emotional background to free the imagination and to reach the point of abstractive expression at which I create.
Gaya is an award-winning international contemporary abstract artist from Toronto. A recipient of numerous art awards and an author of several art publications, Gaya exhibits in Americas, Europe and Asia. Her abstract paintings are proudly held in a number of private collections.
During her emerging artistic career, Gaya has succeeded in many of her endeavors. She is a Featured Artist with Manhattan Arts International and Winner of the Great Art UK Runner-Up Award at Lacey Summer Art Prize in London. Gaya is a recipient of Biancoscuro Art Contest and Art Parma 2016 Winner Awards, Artprotagonist 2015 Award and the First Place Winner in CAGO Abstracts. Gaya’s achievements record spans from Artmajeur Gold Awards 2015 and 2014 to being the Finalist of prestigious art competitions Donkey Art Prize, Venezia Open Art and Lacey Contemporary in 2015. Moreover, Gaya’s works have been published in Art Compass 2016 by Himmelblau, Volume IX of International Contemporary Artists. The artist is remarkably featured in Aesthetica Magazine and in the April 2016 issue of Women in Art 278.
Gaya actively exhibits in Canada and abroad. Gaya’s works showcase in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Japan, Colombia and the United States. Her landmark art book “Stretching the Boundaries of Abstract” was published in 2015. In addition, video art projects of Gaya appear in major art event and festivals.