With their symmetrical compositions, intricate patterns, and lush colors, Maya Hayuk’s paintings and massively scaled murals recall views of outer space, traditional Ukrainian crafts, airbrushed manicures, and mandalas. Hayuk weaves visual information from her immediate surroundings into her elaborate abstractions, using pop culture and advanced painting practice to pursue psychedelic experience in visual form. Thick layers of acrylic paint are applied diagonally with a roller, causing bits to drip onto existing marks on the canvas or wall; this stratified composition creates a puzzle of color relationships. She has painted her iconic murals all over the world and, when not traveling, maintains an active studio in Brooklyn; the artist sees her studio practice and mural making as inversely relational and symbiotic.
Hayuk’s work has been the subject of one person exhibitions and commissions at venues including The Hammer Museum, LA, The Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Musee E.A.V., Rio De Janiero, Brazil; Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado; and Monster Island, Brooklyn, New York.
American, b. 1969, Baltimore, Maryland; based in Brooklyn, New York
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