Rising Stars: Lisa Urakova

About Me

My name is Elizaveta. I was born and have studied in Cheboksary Art College, Russia. My grandmother and my mother used to be artists but they finished their careers due the economical crisis of the late 1990s in Russia. Suddenly, while finishing my secondary school I had changed my decision about being a lawyer and passed my art school exams. It was a long and tough journey full of unnecessary races between students to see who is the best like on the island of Soviet educational heritage. Nevertheless, I have found my art style during creation of my graduation art piece («Evening in loneliness»). It was not easy to defend the possibility of making my painting using acrylics, unusual for my school textures and ways of decorating a painting. But in the end everything came together in the puzzle and went relatively well.

I love vibrant colors, contrasts and creating mysterious pictures. I love being freestyled, never knowing all details in my future artwork, neither the topic. I love the freedom that I have now, that I can change everything in the middle of the process. I love using random items around me to create textures. I love the taste of sweet loneliness in my pictures. I love showing people everyday motives in my interpretation, just they are changed a little bit in the way I feel.

The Haunted city, 2022
Acrylics on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Evening in loneliness, 2021
Acrylics on canvas, 130 x 87 cm

Acrylic on canvas

Full moon night, 2022
Acrylics on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

For more information about the artist, please visit:

Instagram: @lisa.makesart

All photographs courtesy of Lisa Urakova
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