Hello, I’m Yana Knight,
a multidisciplinary artist, researcher and teacher living and working in Brussels, Belgium. My work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Spontaneous Art in Brussels, Russian Cultural Center of Belgium and has been featured in the Dutch Design Week.
My work is inspired by the ordinary and extraordinary experience of living a life in its richness, often with a playful, humorous and absurd streak. It emphasises experimentation, exploration of human experiences, invention, observation and storytelling. More broadly, it is concerned with the inner workings of the mind, mental images we form and themes such as sensory and psychological perception, attention, learning, creativity and artistic transformation.
My artistic toolbox is shaped by the three corners of a triangle – visual arts, language and (playful) technology. I work across mediums switching between paints, pencils, words, camera, software and code, as well as slightly less traditional options, such as crushed autumn leaves, chocolate sweets wrappers, broken piano notes, toilet paper rolls and pet robots.
My artworks include paintings, installations, collages, photos, sculptures, 3D jewellery stories, written stories, comics and graphic novels, such as my surreal semi-autobiographical graphic novel titled “My story” and its semi-sequel “My country”.
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