Olena Bogatska’s paintings are a quest to experiment with the canvas; her practice sits somewhere between beauty and imagination. Subject matter is used as a starting point, allowing for spontaneities in colour and texture.
She notes: “I prefer to use a palette knife instead of paintbrushes, as this technique gives me enough room for spontaneity and experimentation. I treat the object that inspires me to paint only as a source, taking reference from it but never trying to mimic it exactly. I want to leave room for imagination.”
Early inspiration came from her artist grandfather; Bogatska later studied art at London Art College.