Tanya Vasilenko works and lives in Kyiv, Ukraine, where she is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. She graduated from the Kyiv State Institute of Applied Arts and Design in 1997. Her artwork can be found in private collections in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Kuwait, Russia, and Ukraine.
In both her paintings and her life, Vasilenko continually strives to always do her best. Using her artist’s eye, she tries to find something both wonderful and unbelievable in everything she sees. She creatively combines free sensual expression and holistic structure in her artwork and wants people to have an emotional response to viewing her paintings.
Vasilenko uses her own technique that can be called “volumetric painting.” Her work plays with texture, both in the natural patterns she portrays and her process of using thick layers of paint. Due to this layering, her paintings have a sculptural element and are best viewed in person.
Vasilenko’s choice to use strong and vibrant colors makes her pieces technically innovative and unique. She often layers bold colors on top of one another, without any concern for viewer distraction. This ultimately results in dynamic pieces that offer viewers the opportunity to find and experience new “moments” each time they view her paintings.