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 as a child, she went on to complete a degree in interior design and architecture.
Shortly after completing her diploma she has established a successful yacht design studio with her partner. They relocated to Italy first, then to Spain.
After a decade dedicated to yacht design, Yulia felt a longing to return to the canvas once again in 2017.
Currently based in Barcelona, Spain.
December 2021 Art Miami / Galerie LeRoyer booth AM107
February 2022 Gillian Jason Gallery / London, UK / Solo show "Fragments of self"
February 2020 Galerie LeRoyer / Montreal, Canada / Focus exhibition
September 2019 JLS gallery / Mexico City, Mexico / Solo show “Portraits of imperfection”
July 2021 ArtLeadHer + Show Gallery / Los Angeles, USA / Group show
April 2021 ArtLeadHer Gallery + Urban Zen NY / New York, USA / Group show “Truth about me”
September 2020 ArtLife fest 2020 / Moscow, Russia / Group show
July / August 2020 Gillian Jason Gallery / London, UK / group on-line show “What We See”
February 2020 Galerie LeRoyer / Montreal, Canada / Focus exhibition Yulia Bas
September 2019 ArtLife fest 2019 / Moscow, Russia / Group show and speaker
April 2019 COX gallery / Bordeaux, France / Group show “Portrait de Femme”
March 2019 ArtLeadHer Gallery with Urban Zen / New York, USA / Group show “King
August 2018 CAGE Contemporary Art Gallery / Barcelona, Spain / Group show
2018 Barcelona International Gallery BIG awards - Finalist
Yulia's works have been acquired for the private collections in
USA (incl. Donna Karan’s collection)