Kateryna says, “A statement that a human shall study and develop oneself for a whole life impresses me very much. I consider that a talented person is obliged to find out something new throughout their life, to reach new more tops. If it ceases to develop oneself it will have nothing more to say to the audience by means of its works. At the present moment, I am expanding my conception of the theoretical aspect of art and therefore I harmonize all the aspects of the talented person.
Despite the negative aspects which are typical of academic education, I still believe that it is necessary for each artist to understand that while learning in an academic setting, they will not create real masterpieces. Throughout their whole life, a talented person shall pass a difficult and even a suffering way which may be related either to external events or to the comprehension of the individual self. An artist creates their own image of the world and therefore it correlates their imagination with the common laws of the universe. We know that each way shall lead to the temple but the temple may be erected inside the human’s soul.
My creative process has not so many stages and technical peculiarities. The creation of a picture shall start, of course, from the image of potential work set inside my brain. Images occur in my imagination very often. It can be either imposed by impressions from a movie, theater play I saw, or by simple communication with a person.
The image of a potential picture will not leave my imagination until it is depicted on canvas or paper. Sometimes I have no time for creative works due to my large involvement in other industries. But the idea of a new picture does not leave me and I am eager to set aside some time for implementation thereof in real life.
After the general idea of a new picture appears in my mind, I develop all the details thereof inwardly. I make a decision regarding the technique and style of my further work, regarding the best compositional conception. Sometimes after thoroughly thinking over it, I start to make a small sketch, but not always. My experience showed me that the more detailed image of a picture is developed in my mind, the less time and effort I need for implementation thereof. Meantime, I have even spontaneous works. In such cases, I take a canvas immediately and start to paint without thinking of the result.
When I work, I do not think whether someone will like my work or will buy it. I get delighted by the process itself, by the stages of creating a picture, by the way of implementation of my virtual idea. I cannot detach any certain image of the admirer of my works. I think everyone may find something close thereto among my works.”
Kateryna Bortsova is a painter and a graphic artist with a BFA, along with an MFA in graphic arts. Works of Kateryna took part in many international exhibitions (Taiwan, Moscow, Munich, Spain, Macedonia, Budapest, etc.). She is also the winner of the silver medal in the category “realism” in participation in “Factory of visual art”, New York, the USA, and 2015 Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.