the artworks of Yulia Pustoshkina

folkloric  surrealism
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Growing up in a very creative and ever-busy family has significantly affected my life style. As a teenager while learning various creative skills from different members of our family, my father was my greatest inspiration in arts and later the art teacher for five years at the local Art School in Petrozavodsk, Russia. Under his guidance I practiced painting, drawing, composition, sculpture and the history of arts. My Russian background has naturally influenced my artistic style. A significant part of my painting experience was working with miniature paintings common in the traditional Russian folklore. I should say that the extensive practice of detailed painting resulted in my current painting technique.


While working on either small or large canvas I like to bring on the tiniest details that the viewers always manage to pick and wonder. I imagine anthropomorphic characters whether animals or birds, fish or plants and flowers. Everything they do or busy with has a purpose to it; every small detail has a meaning. Most often they are on the go somewhere and that probably explains my own love for travel. My Russian background never escapes to show itself and I create a fusion with Australian flora and fauna since Australia has become my second home. I find that an idea for a painting carries most significant importance. Inspirations come from anywhere, imagination is the key, and a touch of humour is an absolute must.

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Featured Past Exhibitions
Earthly Delights card

Earthly Delights  solo exhibition

12 December - 22 December 2018


m2 Gallery Sydney

Away from Home  solo exhibition

27 September - 12 October 2018

Residence of Ambassador of the Russian Federation 

in Australia, Canberra

Imagine as if... card

Imagine as if...  solo exhibition

21 April - 5 May 2018

m2 Gallery Sydney

Gelato in July solo exhibition

20 September - 2 October 2016

 Bondi Pavilion Gallery Bondi Beach Sydney 


Solo shows

2019   'Enchanted Woods'  m2 Gallery Sydney

2019   'Face Me, I'll talk'  Gallery ONE88 Katoomba NSW 

2018   'Earthly Delights'  m2 Gallery Sydney

2018   'Away from Home'  residence of Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Australia, Canberra

2018   'Imagine as if...'  m2Gallery Surry Hills Sydney

2016   'Gelato in July'  Bondi Pavilion Gallery Bondi Beach

Art fairs

2019   The Other Art Fair Sydney

2019   Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

2017   Artexpo New York NY USA

Selected Group exhibitions

2018   Finalist to Hunters Hill Art Exhibition

          Finalist to Gosford Regional Art Prize


2017   World Polo Championship Art Exhibition, Sydney Polo Club

          Finalist to Northern Beaches Art Prize

          Hunters Hill Pop Up Art Exhibition

          Finalist to Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. Winner of Kids Choice Award

2016   Finalist to Hornsby Art Prize

          Finalist to St George Art Awards

          Finalist to Warringah Art Prize 

          Finalist to The Kirribilli Centre Art exhibition

          Finalist to Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. Winner of Pop Up Gallery exhibition

2015   Changeable Art, North Sydney Community Centre

          Finalist to Women's Art Prize City of Ryde 

          Finalist to Hunters Hill Art Exhibition

Earthly Delights Yulia Pustoshkina