Featured Artist Olga Gouskova

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Olga Gouskova

Olga Gouskova

 

I have been a professional contemporary fine artist and painter since 1998.

I was born in Moscow, Russia. When I was 2 years old, I moved with my parents to Belarus where I grow up. I got my art education first at Belorussian Art College and later at Byelorussian Academy of Arts in Minsk. In 1996 I immigrated to Belgium. Today I live, love and work in Bruges.

 

Incognito II

“Incognito II” 70 x 70 cm acrylic on canvas, sepia pencil, acrylic marker

 

My art career started in Belgium. I did my best to get exposure and get attention from art lovers and art collectors. I do it by myself, slowly but surely. I think the most important thing is believing in what you do and staying who you are. Your art should bring you joy and excitement. Every artist is different and has his own path, his own destiny, his own way to success and recognition.

 

"Connection" 60 x 100 cm  acrylic on canvas, sepia pencil, acrylic marker

“Connection” 60 x 100 cm acrylic on canvas, sepia pencil, acrylic marker

 

My paintings are about feelings and states of mood – about dreams and expectations. And I express them through the female portrait. Sometimes, it feels like I paint a kind of self-portrait from the inside out – the way I feel… the way I am or the way I want to be or will never be…

 

Thinking of You

“Thinking of You” 40 x 40 cm acrylic on canvas, sepia pencil, acrylic marker

 

My thoughts about being happy or sad, sensual or extravagant… The mood of the day, of the season, of the moment, of life – all throughout, they are portraits of women. In every painting, I try to capture part of the mystery of the female personality by combining the beauty of the physical with the intensity of the mental.

 

Tenderness

“Tenderness” 60 x 100 cm acrylic on canvas, sepia pencil, acrylic marker

 

I create in a variety of media and techniques – often mix drawing with painting. I draw the body with sepia pencil to make it look almost real – warm and soft, giving it a feeling of physical intensity and a subtleness of form, outline and volume. For the rest of each painting I use acrylic and all kinds of pens to draw lines and small decorative details.

 

Consolation

“Consolation” 70 x 70 cm acrylic on canvas, sepia pencil, acrylic marker

 

I don’t paint the volume, using instead flat washes of color. The lines and patterns make the composition dynamic and complete. I like this combination of drawn and painted, color and monochrome in my artworks.

 

Devotion

“Devotion” 100 x 50 cm acrylic on canvas, sepia pencil, acrylic marker

 

There are no particular models. In my paintings, you can clearly recognize the representation of a person. Yet, this is not the main motive of the painting.  It is the imagery concept. The portrait merely serves as reason to make the painting. It is not an exact copy of reality, but instead a visual impression of it.

 

Incognito III

“Incognito III” 70 x 70 cm acrylic on canvas, sepia pencil, acrylic marker

 

Dostoevsky said “Beauty Will Save the World.” Most people say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but everyone has his own concept and definition of beauty. My concept of Beauty is in my paintings. This is just the way I see and experience it.

 

Decision

“Decision” 50 x 50 cm acrylic on canvas, sepia pencil, acrylic marker

 

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