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     Katja Taratynova

Katja Taratynova's paintings are a harmonious blend of Russian realism and European avant-garde. The artist easily works in different styles including: Dutch Realism of the 17th century, Post-Impressionism of the 19th century, and Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art of the 20th century. She draws her inspiration both from the works of the great masters of the past, in particular Vincent van Gogh, Robert Falk and Pyotr Konchalovsky, and from the ideas of contemporary artists, sculptors and architects.

Katja Taratynova's paintings embody a magic realm of colour, vividness, purity and harmony. Creation is a state of mind. Abstract paintings give an artist an opportunity to capture the essence of the art of painting and to express her impressions by means of colours.

Her pictures are decorative as well. They resemble a stained-glass window as if created using ancient glass painting techniques. Unlike a stained-glass window her pictures can be easily displayed in different locations. Her works are essentially like architectural elements that are intended for non-intrusive interior decoration as well as for the creation of a warm, cosy and relaxed atmosphere.


  • 1998-2002 Wackers Academie Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 1991 - 1998 Moscow Academic Art Lyceum under the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia


Katya Taratynova is a member of International Federation of Artists and National Artist's Union of Russia. The artist's works are to be found in Chuvash State Art Museum in Cheboksary as well as in private collections.

       Solo exhibitions:

  • 2008 - European Institute of Public Administration , Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • 2005 - Artischok Gallery, Liege, Belgium
  • 2004 - Anna Paulowna Town Hall, Anna Paulowna, the Netherlands. The exhibition was opened by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and His Excellency Mr. K. Gevorkyan Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Netherlands.
  • 2003 - Maastricht monastery, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • 2002 - Maniefiq Gallery, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • 2000 - Hove den Erve Gallery, Beek, the Netherlands
  • 1998 - DB Gallery Amsterdam, the Netherlands

   Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2011- 3D Gallery, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 - 'ART-MANEGE 2010', Moscow State Exhibition Hall "New Manege", Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 - 'Young Artists of Russia ' All-Russian Art Exhibition, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 - '7-ya'[7-] exhibition, Novocheboksarsk's Municipal Art Museum, Novocheboksarsk, Russia
  • 2010 - 'Family' exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre, Chuvash State Art Museum, Cheboksary, Russia
  • 2010 - Art-Deco, Moscow State Exhibition Hall "New Manege", Moscow, Russia
  • 2009 - 'Family' exhibition, Sculpture Museum "3D Gallery", Khimki, Russia
  • 2007 - 'Dinasty' exhibition, Cultural Centre of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
  • 2006 - Geja Gallery, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • 2001 - Russian Cultural Centre, Honfleur, France
  • 1999 - Dolche Luna Gallery, Alkmaar, the Netherlands
  • 1995 - Youth Exhibition, Czech Republic