Total fragmentation is Yulia Bas’s signature style and above all a paradigmatic principle, an existential impulse of her artistic practice. The artist explores how, in the conditions of today’s state of perpetual flux and splitting of information, we are forced to update and reform attempts to gain subjective integrity of identity.
As a result of personal experience of moving from Eastern to Western Europe, artist’s own awareness of self turned into an unsolvable paradox: identity that exists on the border of different cultures. She is no longer Russian as she inhabits the gap between East and West, between the past and the future, the territory of the absence of binary oppositions and hierarchies. Memories, plans, desires - everything acquires its own appearance, and nothing fits into a single coordinate system.
However, the fragmentation of being in Bas’ oeuvre lets go of its negative connotation and becomes a poetic and pensive reflection on a possibility for new consolidation and fundamental openness to regrowth.
The canvas assumes a continuous formation, renewal and constant reassembly. To start this process, it is necessary to interrupt the automatism of disjunctive-conjunctive synthesis. In order to achieve this, Yulia Bas breaks the machinery of the portrait, restarts it and allows the image of a person to oscillate, to remain in form, and in a state of transition.
Born in Moscow, Russia in 1986, Yulia's eclectic artistic journey began at a very early age. From studying in an art school with a teacher dedicated to old Russian academicism in 1997-2004, she went on to complete a degree in interior design and architecture.
Shortly after completing her diploma in 2008 she has established a successful yacht design studio with her partner.
They relocated to Italy first, then to Spain.
After a decade dedicated to design, Yulia returned to art carrier. She completed several private workshops and studying programs and developed her very distinctive artistic style.
Her works being acquired for the collections around the world, and she successfully collaborates with international galleries.
Currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
2022 December Art Miami / Galerie LeRoyer booth AM510
2021 December Art Miami / Galerie LeRoyer booth AM107
2022 November Benjamin Eck gallery / Munich, Germany / Duo show with Kyle Barnes
2022 May Galerie LeRoyer / Montreal, Canada / Solo show "Piece of mind"
2022 February Gillian Jason Gallery / London, UK / Solo show "Fragments of self"
2020 February Galerie LeRoyer / Montreal, Canada / Focus exhibition
September 2019 JLS gallery / Mexico City, Mexico / Solo show “Portraits of imperfection”
2021 July ArtLeadHer + Show Gallery / Los Angeles, USA / Group show
2021 April ArtLeadHer Gallery + Urban Zen NY / New York, USA / Group show “Truth about me”
2020 September ArtLife fest 2020 / Moscow, Russia / Group show
2020 July Gillian Jason Gallery / London, UK / group on-line show “What We See”
2020 February Galerie LeRoyer / Montreal, Canada / Focus exhibition Yulia Bas
2019 September ArtLife fest 2019 / Moscow, Russia / Group show and speaker
2019 April COX gallery / Bordeaux, France / Group show “Portrait de Femme”
2019 March ArtLeadHer Gallery with Urban Zen / New York, USA / Group show “King
2018 August CAGE Contemporary Art Gallery / Barcelona, Spain / Group show
Yulia's works have been acquired for the private collections in
USA (incl. Donna Karan’s collection)