Yulia Dotsenko is a UK-based visual artist and art historian. She holds an MLitt degree with Distinction in History of Art and Art-World Practice from Christie’s Education / the University of Glasgow, 2018. Her programme Art and Architecture from Antiquity to the Middle Ages and Renaissance investigated material culture from Mesopotamia to Europe c.1500 studying key formative stages of Western Art. She also majored in Environmental Design and received classical training in Academic Painting and Drawing in Moscow. In 2011, Dotsenko won the International Competition of Concepts “Space and the Future of Humanity.” She was featured in the documentary “Olympus: Four Paths to Reach the Gods” Greece, 2017; and 2020 TV Series, Episode 1. Her work is exhibited internationally and is held in private and public collections worldwide. Her recent collaboration with the University of Exeter Environment and Sustainability Institute (The ESI Creative Exchange Programme) resulted in an Art-Science exhibition that presented current world-leading research on wave energy extraction through a series of seascape paintings. Dotsenko’s ongoing work focuses on major environmental issues, such as climate change and its effects, and aims to raise awareness of these issues.
Artist Yulia Dotsenko is recognised for documenting the beauty and power of nature through visual art. Her distinctive works, depicting changing seasons, dynamic seascapes and environmental themes, have an ethereal, mystical quality conveyed through her carefully chosen palette of natural, harmonious tones and balanced compositions. Exploring different media, she is guided by scientific theories of colour and vision; art critic Timothy Warrington commented on her earlier pastel works: “Dotsenko’s contemporary style combines influences from Impressionism and techniques of Divisionism with softer, subtler tones, balmy light and added emotional integrity. Viewers encounter the traditional form that the artworks take, finding themselves thrown into the never-ending horizons reminiscent of Monet, juxtaposed with Seurat’s vivid contrasts”.
Dotsenko’s long-standing interest in science and technology has led her to embrace innovative art media and experiment with painting on a touch screen computer. She uses a digital pen as a brush, applying thick rhythmic brushstrokes or tiny dots of digital oil paint in layers, to create depth and a painterly illusion of movement and capture the effects of light — a process that can take from one hundred to five hundred hours. Utilising traditional oil painting techniques, and new art media, Dotsenko merges knowledge of the past with cutting edge technology, to open new horizons for traditional painting in the Digital Era.
Warrington, Timothy. Document of Critical Analysis. Artist: Yulia Dotsenko, Art Critic: Timothy Warrington, pp.1-20, Chianciano Art Museum.
Published on Oct 18, 2014.