Figurative visual poetry.

Mayya uses traditional, digital, and graphic media for her contemporary artworks. She tells compelling stories through visual art, combining elements of the human and animal body, geometry, architecture, nature, and fashion. Most of the artworks below were done between 2012 and 2021.

I’m not interested in whether something doesn’t exist or if it is a real object. Do you hate, disgust, feel happiness, or surprise when reading a poem? I let myself dream. Often, I must think of the clouds. Imagine how jumping and dancing from one cloud to another. Is it possible to do that? Probably not, but those feelings are quite real, aren’t they?

 

And then, I begin sketching or writing. I choose the figurative subject because I think of the story of the living thing. I like to paint people and animals not as they are but as they could be. There is a process of searching for the most perfect shapes, colors, and compositions that will represent the story either digitally, on the canvas, or on the paper. When people are looking at my artworks they are smiling, and they let themselves dream. Interested in the details, they enter the same exact place, where I am.

the dude 2021

The Dude | Digital illustration – 2021

Celebration of life – dancer | Digital illustration – 2021

Hello my name is Mayya | Digital illustration – 2018

Portrait of a little dancer | Acrilyc colors on canvas – 2013

Movement | Digital illustration – 2019

Do not judge the book by its cover | Digital illustration – 2018

Portrait of a monkey | Acrilyc colors on canvas – 2013

Silhouette #3 | Digital illustration – 2019

Cooling Taste | Digital illustration – 2015

Lemons | Digital illustration – 2019

Conversation | Digital illustration – 2020

Portrait of a little girl | Acrilyc colors on canvas – 2013

Blue dog and yellow bananas | Digital illustration – 2019

Nothing to do | Digital illustration – 2018

Celebration of life – traveler | Digital illustration – 2021

Sour portrait – him | Digital illustration – 2018

Portrait of an old men | Acrylic colors on canvas – 2014

Love is blind | Digital illustration – 2019

Expect the unexpected | Oil colors on canvas – 2016

Silhouette #1 | Digital illustration – 2019

mother and child 2021

Mother and Child | Digital illustration – 2021

Silhouette #2 | Digital illustration – 2019

Beautiful Mess | Digital illustration – 2019

Portrait of Andreas | Acrilyc colors on canvas – 2021

Sour portraits – her | Digital illustration – 2018

When this sh*t is done, I’m goin’ to Mexico | Digital illustration – 2015

Portrait of a child | Acrilyc colors on canvas – 2014

Yellow pug | Digital illustration – 2019

Warming touch | Digital illustration – 2018

colourful pop up painting

Portrait of a sheep | Acrylic colors on canvas – 2012