Born in Kamchatka, Russia, Tatyana has lived abroad for over 15 years. She came to South East Asia by way of New York and London and has called Singapore home for four years.
Inspired by Peranakan culture and the shophouses of Singapore, Tatyana has made this the theme of her recent art. She painstakingly searches the island for the most beautiful Peranakan architecture. Areas such as Joo Chiat, Duxton Hill, Blair Road and Chinatown are often featured in her work and she is always discovering new heritage places to photograph. Tatyana knows and loves Singapore shophouses like few others. Her eye for detail can be seen when you look closely at her pieces with her love for Peranakan tiles being at the centre of many of her designs.
Her square pieces are created to reflect a particular colour scheme and can complement or give accent to a room or office. The collectible pieces can be grouped together or hung individually.
Weathered Peranakan tiles, post boxes hung on a piece of wire stretched across the most ornate of gates and Chinese lanterns strung high up above, her eye for detail is reflected throughout her unique artwork.
She spends hours piecing together each image to form an intricate pattern of colour and detail. Eliminating shadows, removing inevitable signs of the modern world and drawing attention to often missed details. Wanting perfection in each piece she looks to create art that is not realistic even though is is real.
As an advocate of supporting local Singaporean companies, Tatyana ensures all of her printing is done by small local business. Canvas frames are 4cm thick and made from a local Southeast Asian wood called Meranti. The cotton blend canvas is imported from the US and chosen for its quality and durability.
Her metal prints are produced with a Chromaluxe process in Singapore. For more information on this highly technical process please see http://chromaluxe.com/