“I really enjoy collaborations with brands/clients because it is a great way to have your work seen and appreciated by large number of people.”
There are so many ways to create art, and Yulia Brodskaya’s art is definitely one of a kind. Using paper and glue, Yulia creates a one of a kind art experience. Here is what Yulia had to say when we sat down for an interview-
When did you decide you wanted to become an artist?
My parents sent me to an art school at the age of 5, so I never even thought that I could do anything other than art & design; it’s like it has been pre-decided for me.
Is there anyone in your world who inspires you?
I’m inspired by many great artists and things around me; my all-time favorite artist is Gustav Klimt, most recently I found my long time forgotten fascination with traditional Japanese art; but in general I often find myself looking into natural world for a raw source of ideas.
You only use paper and glue to create such lavish and interesting art. Where did you learn this technique?
At university I studied Graphic Design, but it took me a while to come to realization that all things digital is not for me: first I started making hand-drawn illustrations; they were ok, but nothing particularly special. I knew I’m onto something when I found a way to combine my love of paper with typography; interestingly, the first such paper artwork that I made was my name ‘Yulia’ (as if I straight-away put a stamp on this new method I discovered and made it my own). So even though traditional paper quilling has existed for centuries, I never learned to do it the way this craft is usually done: I simply invented a version of this old technique for myself from scratch. That was the starting point for my further experiments with paper that eventually lead to numerous commercial jobs for editorial, advertising campaigns for companies all around the world .
You have so many interesting clients like Hermes, Neiman Marcus, Bently, Godiva, and so many more! Is it difficult creating art for such high-end clientele? All projects are different, they can be challenging (especially time-wise) but always exciting at the same time; I really enjoy collaborations with brands/clients because it is a great way to have your work seen and appreciated by large number of people.
Where do you see your art headed in the future?
I’m looking forward to working more on personal and self-initiated projects such as portraits or Japanese art inspired pieces; that’s what currently brings me a lot of joy.
Check out Yulia’s official website and Youtube.