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, and fashion.

 

With unconventional compositions and colors, the paintings are representing mostly stylized female figures and animals in an imaginative environment.

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 GOOD

Digital illustration – 2022

THE MASTER

Digital illustration – 2022

THE EVIL

Digital illustration – 2022

THE DUDE

Digital illustration – 2021

CONVERSATION

Digital illustration – 2020

SILHOUETTE #1

Digital illustration – 2019

MOVEMENT

Digital illustration – 2019

THE DANCER

Digital illustration – 2021

BLUE DOG AND YELLOW BANANAS

Digital illustration – 2019

DO NOT JUDGE THE BOOK BY ITS COVER

Digital illustration – 2018

SILHOUETTE #2

Digital illustration – 2019

NOTHING TO DO

Digital illustration – 2019

THE TRAVELER

Digital illustration – 2021

MOTHER AND CHILD

Digital illustration – 2021

SILHOUETTE #3

Digital illustration – 2019

YELLOW PUG

Digital illustration – 2019

PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL

Acrylic colors on canvas – 2013

LEMONS

Digital illustration – 2019

WARMING TOUCH

Digital illustration – 2018

LOVE IS BLIND

Digital illustration – 2019

SOUR PORTRAIT – HER

Digital illustration – 2018

SOUR PORTRAIT – HIM

Digital illustration – 2018

PORTRAIT OF A MONKEY

Acrylic colors on canvas – 2013

PORTRAIT OF A SHEEP

Acrylic colors on canvas – 2012

PORTRAIT OF A CHILD

Acrylic colors on canvas – 2014