The wave of serenity one feels when experiencing Janna Kroupko’s Dreamscapes transcends you into her world and allows you to feel, see, and understand her dream world.
Kroupko emigrated to Canada in 1997 from the Ukraine, after completing her MFA from the Moldavian State Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Originally working with oil paints, she opted to switch to acrylic on canvas, and as her skills evolved, from miniatures to multi-panel pieces, she experimented with size and depth of the installations. Kroupko’s work can be found in public collections, museums, and institutions across Russia, the Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.
“It’s something very internal, very personal,” Kroupko says of her work. “I grew up in an area with similar fields and meadows in Russia. The panoramic view creates a feeling within the space.”
The artist’s relationship to nature and the enchanting stillness of the animal kingdom welcomes the viewer into the vision the artist has for her paintings. Dreamscapes by Janna Kroupko exhibits until Saturday, July 25th, at The Urban Gallery, 400 Queen Street East.