yuliya martynova


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London based since 2007, Yuliya received her classical  art training in post soviet Kazakhstan. Then she spent most of her life working in a field of law returning to art full time and finding her artistic identity in 2015. 

Her artistic ideology lies with uncertain trajectory of a paper plane, a fragile vessel of space continuum forging connections through time. Philosophical message enveloped in the imaginative creations varies from parting to painting providing an emotional narrative hidden behind. 

Loss of family or community ties, adaptive behaviour, disparity in understanding each other despite common values are often sighted themes she addresses in her atmospheric art collections. In contrast, her Toy Story series is an attempt to look away from metaphoric sentiment down to seemingly simple problems seen through the eyes of a child. 

​Yuliya practice often brings a mixture of subtle watercolours technique and colour intense acrylic blends creating vibrant or, to the contrary, delicate surfaces  layered with oil based patterns bringing to life identity free portraits. 

Amongst her collectors are the CEO of MTA Travel (Australia), Head of Global Safety Policy of Facebook (Washington), board member of City Group Capital Markets (HK), Board member of Disney Channel (LA), board member of Glista (Berlin), board member of Curzon Wealth Management (London), head of Google department (Dublin) and many more. Two of her artworks featured in Doctor Strange (Marvel) and popular TV series Scandal (from episode 515, artwork adoring Olivia Pope apartment filming set) Sold more than 200 paintings in the first 6 months, she keeps on gaining momentum with international collectors and curators backing her distinct style. 


Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP School of Law, London 2010-2011

Master of Laws, Queen Mary University of London, 2009-2011

MBA, Kazakhstan Institute of Economics and Research, Almaty 2001-2003

LLB, Kazakh State Law Academy 1997-2001

Aktau School of Fine Arts 1990-1995

Notable exposure:

Multimillion Marvel Production (not allowed to disclose the title till its release), Isolation         Nov 2016 

US Dramma Scandal,  from episode 515, series shown since 2012, ABC studios Vogue | Stella    Mar 2016 - tba 

Big Sreen/TV art exposure:

Doctor Strange, Marvel Production, Isolation         Nov 2016 

US Dramma Scandal,  from episode 515, series shown since 2012, ABC studios  Mar 2016 - tba 


31 oct - 05 nov 2016  -#Flyingsolo  Art Gallery 657 Studio, Fulham Rd, London    

sep 2016 - included in Saatchi Art printed catalogue and featured as Inside the Studio

04 Aug 2016 Hoxton Arches, 402 Cremes St, London, with meettheartistslondon group show               

 04 Feb 2016 Whitechappel Gallery, London, First Thursdays, Standstill and Red Maid, presented by the Creative Debuts        

02 Jan - 02 Mar 2016 Hoxton Hotel, Holborn, London, Creative Debuts, Prelude, Standstill       

22-25 Jan 2016 Art Room 2016, Melia White House Hotel, London, Vortex, Go Beyond, The sky is your limit           

15-26 Dec 2015 Maze Art OXO Tower  Barge House, London, Innocence, Prelude        09-25 Oct 2015 Wells Art Contemporary 2015, Somerset, Phantoms          

 Apr - Jan 2016 Artist of  the Day (twice), New Abstracts, Watercolours under $2500,  Saatchi Art          

July - Sep 2015 Mathew’s Yard Caffe (solo), Croydon         

Corporate Display:

Black + White Offices, Shoreditch, London - Feb 2016 - ong 

20 Canada Square, City of London (Property Developer) - Feb 2016- ong 

Werner Capital (Property Developer), Belgravia, London      July  2014- May 2015

Bonas MacFarlane (Educational Consultacy), Battersea, London       Apr 2013 - Oct 2013