Biography:

Viktoria Romanova was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and grew up in Khabarovsk, USSR. Since her early age Viktoria was interested in fine art and music. Painting and drawing were everyday activities and she always wanted to be an artist. She received a B.F.A. from Art and Graphic Department of Pedagogical University of Khabarovsk in 1995. Her teaching career began in 1992 where she founded and operated a private art school “Rainbow” for children and young adults. In 2002, Viktoria moved to the United States where she had a chance to study her passion - Color. Between the years of 2009 - 2016, she studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA where she mainly  focused on  “Color and Light “ and “Color Composition."  While there, she completed a large project for Mee Industries Inc. that consists of a number of  paintings portraying urban landscapes and abstract compositions. In the fall of 2016 she start to show her artwork to the public in the United States around Los Angeles, CA. Currently  Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825 represents her artwork.

Artist Statement:

Beautiful color relationships interest me the most and  particular light keys for each painting that expresses a certain mood. It makes sense for me to work with the full palette because people see the world in the full color spectrum. Throughout the years, working with paper collages, geometry became the way to simplify shapes and to be as direct as possible. Currently, I do the same type of work, except without paper and scissors, only using oil and brushes directly on canvas. I use a thin paint application with hard edges and I eliminate texture completely in order to let the color be the main focus. The excitement of experimentation has always been a motivating force. I am not, strictly, a studio artist because in order to go deep into colors, it is important to work outdoors. Only under natural light conditions, the most magical color and light discoveries can be made.