Rebecca Yanovskaya “Vignette”
September 22nd – October 27th, 2018
Opening Reception with the artist: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, 6-8pm
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Vignette”, a solo exhibition of new work by Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya. “Vignette” reveals a collection of narratives laced with Yanovskaya’s painstaking attention to detail using her primary medium of ballpoint pen juxtaposed with her quintessential gold-leaf application. A unique exploration of color is demonstrated in each of her vignettes, further enhancing the emotional and thematically nature of her work. “Vignette” is a journey of reminiscence where she faces her creative catalysts and reinterprets the ideals and allurement that first brought her to pursue art.
I will be exploring the stripping away of all pretentions and obligations. I am going back to my roots and depicting all the subjects that drew me to art. This includes vignettes which from childhood were my favourite modes of illustration. Very inspired by Leyendecker and Frazetta.
ABOUT REBECCA YANOVSKAYA
Rebecca Yanovskaya is a freelance illustrator working in the fantasy, sci-fi and horror genres. She frequently illustrates mythological stories, natural forces, and aesthetically strong characters. Rebecca’s influences include decorative arts, neoclassical and Pre-Raphaelite arts, and theatrical costuming. Despite most artists in her genre using digital and traditional painting tools, she has made the choice to construct her pieces with ballpoint pen and gold leaf. As one of the only primarily ballpoint pen artists working in fantastic realism, her work is easy to identify. A combination of epic scope and moody atmosphere define her signature style, in what can be described as the “Art of the Sublime”.
Clients: Royal Canadian Mint, Princessa Productions, Easton Press, Magpie Games
Rebecca is a graduate of the Illustration program at Sheridan College. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada.