“How did you find out about it?” they asked me. “We keep it a secret, there is even no website”. “My Irish artist friend told me about it” I replied. An art residency, located at the edge of the world – remote Ireland – is a big secret. I was lucky to be accepted. Out of… Read More That secret place at the edge of the world…
There are so many places in the world you’d like to visit, but there are only a few you truly like to come back to. To me – Vyt (Vytlacil) is one of them. I like to come here and create. Nothing else matters then. This charming art residency is a part of the Art… Read More I love Vyt. Art Residency in New York. 2016
My plan was to find an accommodation for the duration of my stay in Amsterdam, as I was going to the Netherlands for a series of my exhibitions. There is always a choice of Airbnb, which I love, but for a longer time it may still become pricy. My friend who lives in Amsterdam remembered… Read More Bohemian style of life. Amsterdam art atelier.
I often work with kids, every time I travel I try to give an art class. I have taught children in America, Russia, Japan and now I am in India! These kids are from the school, organized for poor families from slums of Dehradun (please read more in this blog post). Working with children is… Read More Art class. Painting mandalas with kids. Dehradun, India
India is a country of different colors. I was impressed to find patterns everywhere, in architecture, decor, outfits… Very often in a poor street with a dirty road and falling apart buildings I would see a beautiful flower walking by, this would be a woman, wearing an elegant colorful sari. I would be charmed by… Read More India’s patterns
My on-going interest: comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which has hosted a robotic probe on 12 November 2014 for the 1st time in the human history . I have decided to re-create similar water to the one found on 67P and paint with this water a set of works of the comet (read blog post: 67P: generating water for painting). I often make small… Read More 67P: sketching
Yesterday, on September 14th of 2014, I had an amazing day. The reason is that I had my studio at MANA Contemporary open. Starting this September I am at the studio residency program at ESKFF (Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation). I will be working here for 3 months, during which I am planing to complete a set of… Read More Open studios at MANA Contemporary.
I know many people who think that being an artist is the easiest thing that can happen to you. They would consider you to be spoiled by life. What can I say, artists live their life the way most people don’t: – they don’t have a boss; – they have a free schedule; – they… Read More Being an Artist.
I went to see the Ink Art show at Metropolitan museum of art in New York. I would recommend to read this blog post only if you can not go in person to the museum as it would be much better to see the works life. The show is running through December 11, 2013–April 6,… Read More Ink Art, Met
Alleys instantly find a place in our memory, cities awaken with a spirit of adventure and invite us to dream, nearby landscapes expose us to new found nostalgia. These fleeting and unrepeatable moments are at the mercy of a brush; the brush of Ekaterina Smirnova. (Please see the original article in spanish at www.verbo10.com) – You started… Read More Interview of Ekaterina Smirnova by Verbo10 (Spain)