Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Artist of the Week: Natalia Yovane

Export, 2010, xeroxed collage, pencil and ink on paper, 11" x 8.5"

Natalia Yovane is an artist who makes epic, intricately detailed drawings. And full disclosure: she also happens to be my studiomate. But I promise, I didn't decide to like and support her work because we are studiomates; I decided to share a studio with her because I adore her and her work. Most of her art is inspired by nature, but one of her most impressive pieces is a huge floating battlefield of helmets, each unique and individual in their markings and decoration. The headgear identifies every invisible soldier while also providing protection in combat, two qualities they have in common with the other headgear she likes to draw—antlers and hair-dos.

Guerra Civil, 2010, ballpoint pen on paper, 55" x 84"

Guerra Civil Detail

Antler Cluster, 2010, ink on paper, 34" x 54"

Caribou Antler, 2009, ink on paper, 5.5" x 4.5"

Klipspringer Antler, 2009, ink on paper, 5.5" x 4.5"

The Cosby Show, 2009, ballpoint pen on paper, 12" x 9"

You can check out more of Natalia's work on her website and you can purchase some of her work in her Etsy shop here.

- Cathleen

[All images courtesy of Natalia Yovane]

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