Tatiana Makarkina

Tatiana sees art as a creative process rather than a final result. This process of creating a new work demands full dedication from the artist. All experiences, deepest emotions and thoughts gathered in life flow into it. The artist wants to show the viewer what is difficult to put into words and what she cannot fully explain herself. Tatiana`s works of art are stories that have not been told to the end, that live on and develop in the mind of the beholder. The viewer and the artist write and experience these stories together. This creates a connection between the artist and the outside world. Tatiana strives for the quintessence of metaphysics, philosophy and psychology and tries to unite them in her works of art. The medium does not matter. The artist works periodically in acrylic, oil, watercolor and pastel.

The stories that have not been told to the end manifest themselves in fragmentary figures in Tatiana`s paintings. They seem unfinished, as if the artist is still working on them. The figures shown resemble ancient statues that have been broken by the burden of time and the blows of fate. It is a game of imperfection that appears beautiful despite its alleged flaws.      

  • studied graphic design at the Art and Humanities College in Moscow, Russia
  • lived and worked as a freelance artist temporarily in Sweden
  • 2012-2016 member of the Association of Visual Artists in Västerås, Sweden
  • 2013 teaches painting for children and young people in Västerås, Sweden
  • 2018 paints bags and shoes at an event for Esprit in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Currently lives and works as a freelance artist in London, United Kingdom

2020 Galerie Rehberg in Berlin, Germany

2018 Gallery Figaro Art in Riga, Latvia

2016/12 Club Dialog e.V. Berlin, Germany

2016/11 Gallery Magno Art Stockholm, Sweden

2015/08 Gallery Magno Art in Schloss Skokloster, Sweden

2015/05 Gallery Thuillier Paris, France

2014/12 La Galleria Pall Mall London, United Kingdom

2014/07 Salon KLOAK in Västerås, Sweden

2014/05 Virsbo Konsthall, exhibition center in Virsbo, Sweden

2014/03 Culturen, project center in Västerås, Sweden

2013/06 Fauglia in Tuscany, Italy

2013/03 exhibition ”International Women” in the Galleri K, Västerås, Sweden

2011 Gallery Peppas, Stockholm old town, Sweden

2010 Galleri Puckeln Stockholm, Sweden