In 'Day & Night', the most comprehensive representation of Mazurkevich’s work to date, visitors will be able to compare, contrast and learn more about this incredible artist’s talent and to explore both styles produced by her, all under one roof.
Mazurkevich spent many years training extensively in some of Eastern Europe’s most respected art establishments. Following this training, during her professional early years in the late 1980s, she worked as an illustrator for national Ukrainian newspapers from her nearby home country of Belarus. This led to many lucrative deals with publishing houses across the globe throughout the ‘90s and ‘00s, creating works of art for the covers and content of internationally distributed novels and research-focused textbooks; something which, for the first time in her life, saw her leave her beloved homeland behind and integrate fully into the western world.
As a result of her growing worldwide reputation in the years surrounding the turn of the century, the canvases released to the market from Mazurkevich’s studio became highly sought after by collectors and two distinct styles began to emerge and become defined.
By 2012, Mazurkevich’s astronomical rise in popularity on the commercial art scene had seen her works accepted into the Phantasten Museum in Vienna, Austria; she had also been shortlisted at the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery, both in London, UK. The Royal College of Art in London had chosen to display her works and she had been accepted into the Royal Society of Portrait painters.
DAY Vs. NIGHT
Whether falling within her ‘Day’ or ‘Night’ series, all Mazurkevich’s works combine the same mixture of humour and hyper-realism. They are each remarkable for the consummate skill with which she depicts the detail of fleece, fur, feathers and skin and the unexpected juxtapositions of creatures and the contexts they appear within.