Saturday, March 3, 2018

Artist of the day, March 3-4: Yulia Ustinova, Russian crochet artist, sculptor

Yulia Ustinova is a Russian artist who uses the art of crocheting to replicate famous artworks or to arrange new shapes totally made by her. She has been formally trained in art and has taken her training along with using the old craft of crochet to sculpture her ‘big women’ or in Russian, “tetki” – it means uneducated and ungroomed women. She was born in an artistic family. Her mother is a sculptor, her father is a book illustrator. Her mother is very good at handiwork, so she has taught her how to crochet when she was 5 years old. At 11 she entered a professional artistic school learning the Academy of pictorial arts. There she used to practice painting, graphics, sculpture, and during my spare time – crochet. She crocheted everything – clothes, simple toys, things for interiors. She don`t know exactly how, but when she was already working as an illustrator, an idea occurred to her. She have combined sculpture and love for crochet

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80 comments:

  1. Outstanding art!Sharing on my artist page. https://www.facebook.com/Gannburg/

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  2. These are amazing. So full of movement and surprises. The colors are vibrant. Each one has a story.

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  3. WOw... I do crochet sculpture as well. And these are amazing. Thank you.

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  4. WOW...these are amazing and fabulous.

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  5. The fingers, and toes, and faces - oh my!

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  6. These are amazing! So Neolithic in form and concept--but in yarn?! Wow! BB-Oberon Zell

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  7. smile after smile after smile... BRAVO!

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  8. simply spell binding
    what creations and what perseverance to do this kind of work
    HATS OFF

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  9. love love love -- sensual, sweet & oh, so whimsical such artistry with those needles

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  10. I really like these crocheted works of art and sculpture. Very expressive and personal. Bravo!

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  11. What a talent.....no, I hate that word...she spent years learning how to do this so expertly. What expression she gives to all of her figures. So heartwarming to see she went for the more realistic side of life, and not the photoshop ideal.

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  12. I would pay to see these in a museum exhibition. Her work is awesome and tells every woman's story. Inspiring and awe-inspiring as well!

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  13. Excellent art work. A Beautiful prediction of our body forms of life!

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  14. Totally amazing. Such a talent!!

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  15. Utterly fabulous never have seen crochet used so effectively. Delightful.

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  16. so utterly beyond wonderful...are they for sale..and how much?

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  17. And they're so expressive and fun!

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  18. thank you .... they make me smile, wonderful , voluptuous, bold, breathtaking

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  19. AMAZING .. Such a fabulous presentation of the female! These just take my breath away!

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  20. Amazing, how truly amazing, thank you

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  21. Those sculptures are so whimsical and full of good cheer. I’d love to surround myself with such positive forms of human expression.

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  22. I love these voluptuous women. I love crochet!!!

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  23. Enchanting sensual female figures with auxiliary support from passive male figures who have been rendered useful by exploiting their animal nature.

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  24. I am in love with your beautiful art, I crochet and have never seen such work, You really are inspiring,

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  25. I love these wimmin, and I love crochet! Thank you for sharing this exquisite art with us.

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  26. So very alive and unique!!! Mesmerizing characters and mastery of technique and the human animal’s curvy beauty!!!!❤️

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  27. Wow, Your work is amazing. Each and every piece warms my heart!

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  28. They capture the playfulness, strength and soul of women - beautiful.

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  29. These are great. I almost feel normal now. :)

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  30. Gobsmackingly brilliant, enchanting, evocative. Every. Single. One.

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  31. These are gorgeous. Womyn in all their glory! Thank you, Yulia.

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  32. Just incredible! I kept looking at one and thinking, "that's my favorite!" and then going to the next one and thinking, "no, wait!"

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  33. Amazing! I really want to have one to bring me joy everyday!

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  34. Fascinating and weird! Such wonderful work!

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  35. Amazing. Making the ordinary extraordinary!

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  36. I am so happy to see these figures! They are wonderful and alive, their colors makes me joyful. Also I loved the more poignant sculptures. What a gift you have! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  37. So inlove with these little figurines and in awe of all the work it must have taken to complete .... thank you !!!

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  38. What no makeup? brilliant work, just wonderful

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  39. Enchanting! Love the boobies!!!

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  40. What an amazing body of work!!! Incredible creativity and flair for the feminine form....Truly exquisite art!!!! Thank you thank you thank you...I celebrate your artistic gift...FABULOUS!!!!

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  41. Wonderful body of work. I am an artist and I can tell you that a few times in my life do I see something I say “I Need this”. You have made my heart pitter patter. I am breathing hard. Keep up the good work.

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  42. Amazing! Love, love. love them,

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  43. Wow ! I kept scrolling to see more more more !

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  44. Very talented lady! Thank you for sharing her work!

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  45. These are wonderful! Are they for sale?

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  46. Extremely impressed with your work! Wonderful, whimsical and accomplished!

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  47. I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with all of this work! I can see them sitting all around my house - but that would probably cost me what my house is worth! They're simply enchanting!

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  48. Absolutely stunning....love them all.

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  49. Whimsical, a delight, raw talent, appreciated for inventiveness.

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  50. All the above. I'm floored...and grateful.
    thank you.

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  51. Besides wishing I could do such a thing, I wish that I could have one. Magnificent.

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  52. This crochet is exceptional! Do you teach this somewhere??

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  53. These pieces are so inspired! I love them.
    Thanks for the share.

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  54. Just amazing!Can't even pick a favourite. Monumental talent. Thanks for sharing with the world

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  55. So beautiful - the women and the art of crocheting! Any exhibitions in Germany?

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  56. These are great fun....I love everyone of them..What a talent ....

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  57. How Can i contact her?

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  58. These are amazing. So clever and insightful.

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  59. Oh oh oh so so inspired, impressed (wrong word) awesome beyond compared..... PLEASE MAY I USE your images to show how much more can be achieved by using hooks and yarn? ❤

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  60. These are wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

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  61. Very helpful review for Christian sculptures. Many of these questions I regularly use but you reminded me of some others - the prediction question and overcoming the urge in particular - which I shall revisit. Useful summary to share with.

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