Juxtapoz Magazine – Radio Juxtapoz, ep 085: Maya Hayuk is Weaving Ukrainian History Into Her Murals


Incidents happen—on reason. I have heard that phrase just before and it feels affordable, but abstract sufficient to notify day-to-day lifestyle. Ukrainian-American Maya Hayuk’s paintings are an elaborate stream of consciousness designed in a valiant attempt to include an incident, and in the process, come to feel complete and totally free. For many years, she has channeled the folks traditions of outsider artwork with graffiti and street art. Her studio paintings and murals feel improvised, but there is a narrative thread that runs during: what is our existence if not chance, what is creative imagination if not a blurring of the strains between approach and bursts of unchained electrical power? 

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ElevenEleven, or 11:11, is symbolic. It was also the name of her previous solo clearly show in San Francisco in the Slide of 2021. Some say it really is an indicator of cosmic enlightenment, other individuals use the time to signify creating a want. The conclusion amongst numerologists and spiritualists is that it truly is a minute when we are our most open up, or consciousness is most exposed. You may well discover time arbitrary, and most artists most likely come across time to be so when they are in the depths of building. When we sat down with Maya Hayuk in Belgium this previous spring through The Crystal Ship pageant, we uncovered her the rare artist who freely requires this openness out in public. Her murals and function as a Barnstormer remodeled the American landscape into one thing of a dizzyingly summary dream. It opened minds to the risk of a new type of muralism, something each people and surreal. But this time, when we spoke with Maya, we spoke about Ukraine, about the significance of art as a image of peace, as a device of knowledge and protest, as an instrument of passion and belief, and enlightenment in a totally distinctive way.

This interview was built achievable thanks to The Crystal Ship Competition and All About Points. Music highlighted in the episode – Polyphony Job and DakhaBrakha

The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV’s Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 085 was recorded in early April 2022 in Ostend, Belgium. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz


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