Dutch artist from St. Petersburg, Petersburg artist in Amsterdam.
Photo by Ira Yugay
'I paint public places through which people flow by the thousands, carrying their emotions and cares with them. Stations, parks, cafes, waiting rooms, but also private spaces in and around people’s homes. I’m a painter with a strong documentary orientation. I take subjects from real life, then re-work them into paintings. Many of my works tell about Russia, my native country. In these works, I focus emphasis on features which tell the story of that specific period.'
Tatyana Yassievich was born in St. Petersburg in 1968. She finished the B. V. Joganson High School under the auspices of the Russian Art Academy. She then continued her studies on the Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy named after Alexander von Stieglitz. In 1991 she went as an exchange student to the Netherlands, where she completed her studies in painting at the Utrecht School of the Arts.
She then completed a post-academic course at 'De ateliers' in Amsterdam, where she developed her work under the supervision of renowned artists like Jan Dibbets, Ben Akkerman, Georg Herold, Marien Schouten, Toon Verhoef and others.
She has been working as an independent artist since 1994, participating in exhibitions in Europe and Russia. Since 1999 she has been represented by the Sabine Wachters Gallery in Brussels and Knokke, Belgium.
In 2004, Dutch film director Ben van Lieshout made a documentary film based on her work “Petersburg Places and Paintings”. The film portrays her life as an artist living and working in several cities at once: St. Petersburg, Berlin and Amsterdam.
Since 2000 Tatyana Yassievich gives art lessons for adults and children in different art academies and private studios.