Was born in 1977 in Lviv, Ukraine. From 1991 to 1996 she studied in Trush Lviv State College of Decorative and Fine Arts, at the department of textile art. From 1996 to 2002 studied National Academy of Arts in Lviv, department of sacral art and since 2002 Yatskiv become a lecturer there. Personal interests of the artist include painting and iconography. Her artistic priorities are the modern vision of ancient art plasticity. Icons of Lyuba Yatskiv look very balanced – forms and colors are poised, thoughtfully matched. However, despite this harmony, one could feel incomprehensible dynamics in her works, which makes images very mobile, does not allow them stiffening in majestic monumental postures. The Byzantine iconography gets a new turn in the works of Lyuba Yatskiv. She neither breaks traditional compositions nor artificially dramatizes the separate scenes. At the same time her iconography remains distinctly individual – she quietly and confidently reinterprets the established images of canonical iconography. Therefore, usual images receive a new unexpected sounding in Lyuba’s works. This personal approach of the artist makes the viewer learn how to perceive the established visual signs in a new way.

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