Tetyana Khytko

Tetyana Khytko

Tetyana Khytko

  • Biography

    I express my thoughts and feelings through allegories. Roads, bikes, sails, birds and other objects in my paintings have symbolic meaning. Road can represent life journey. Wind associated with anxiety and awaiting changes. Broken umbrella is telling a story of broken heart. Sailing is following or fighting for your dream. I like discovering new objects with “meaning” to use in my works, like a poet uses allegories.
    Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, I became infected with the drawing virus at a very young age when I discovered on my parents’ bookshelf a book of caricatures by Herluf Bidstrup, famous Danish artist/caricaturist. So, my early experimentation with art was in drawing caricatures of my classmates, teachers and other locals. I studied painting at the Kyiv Art School and in 1987 graduated from the Kyiv State Institute of Arts with a degree in architecture. After graduation I worked as an architect and later changed my career into graphic design.
    I return to my passion, painting, many years later, when in 2000 I immigrated with my family to New Zealand. I began experimenting with different mediums and techniques to move away from the representational approach, participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions run in Wellington.
    Most of my works are based on first impression sketches and caricatures. I let them travel straight from my sketchbook onto a canvas with very little changes and corrections. In regard to colour - I should confess to a great love of green in all its shades. However, there was a certain shift in my colour palette after moving to Australia in 2010.
    My works can be viewed on my website www.tetyanasarts.com, Saatchi Art online gallery https://www.saatchiart.com/tetyana
    and on the Bluethumb, Australian online gallery https://bluethumb.com.au/tetyana-khytko

  • Awards

    2016 Camberwell Art Show "Highly Commended"
    2018 Camberwell Art Show "Highly Commended"

  • Website

    www.tetyanasarts.com

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Tetyana Khytko

Bosc Pears' Conspiracy - HIGHLY COMMENDED
74 x 74 cm Framed Oil on stretched canvas $2,700.00

Tetyana Khytko

Sunday Commuter
91 x 61 cm Oil on stretched canvas $2,950.00

Tetyana Khytko

Mr Olive Oil with Pomegranates by the Window
54 x 54 cm Framed Oil on linen $2,400.00

Tetyana Khytko

Walking in a Bamboo Forest, Kyoto
80 x 60 cm Oil on stretched canvas $2,800.00

Tetyana Khytko

Walking a Tightrope
61 x 91 cm Oil on stretched canvas $2,800.00

Tetyana Khytko

Strictly Confidential
80 x 60 cm Oil on stretched canvas $3,000.00