Art Lift - Oct 09 2020
In Russia, Tatiana Gavrilova is a ceramic artist. In non-Russian circles, she prefers to call herself Taniko Ga.
Every piece of her work is purely handmade and unique.
She is not a public person. Every fan who is lucky enough to buy her work need only look at the aura of her work to feel that she is a master of art.
01. The confusion of the chicken coroner
Taniko is not a trained professional artist.
After graduating from the veterinary hospital, she worked on a poultry farm for many years. Her dream was to become an animal pathologist.
Her job was to "Just do an autopsy for the chicken," Taniko joked.
She is passionate about creating from nothing, indulging in the surprises that sparkle when inspiration comes, and obsessed with the process of quietly transforming inorganic materials into beauty with her fingers.
"Art" is synonymous with sunshine, glowing with a golden light that is hard to touch.
The identity of "artist" does not sound like a female veterinarian from a small village.
To Taniko, whenever you take off the protective masks and look at the chicken feathers, there is always a voice in my heart calling out:
Where is the real you?
02. Tsar’s Christmas tree
On the day of Christmas, she and her husband went to see an exhibition about Tsar Alexander III.
A 19th-century Christmas tree deeply attracted her attention; the decorations on the tree were all made of paper paste,. After centuries, it still exuded breathtaking beauty...
Maybe art is not just a superb, pristine beam of light?
Taniko started working with her hands, learning to create and ignoring the customary lessons of how to approach "art".
Simple small installations made of paper towels and glue, Christmas decorations carved out of plaster, to professional ceramics... With the passion and pursuit of creation, she has grown into her own process. His works are very popular and much loved. From Russia to Europe, to many corners of the world, there are always people enthralled with her masterpieces.
Taniko is very good at capturing the fleeting splendor of life, and then uses her hands to shape herself, always touching the softness of people's hearts.
Just as a customer commented on her new work:
"In my crazy and chaotic days, only your work can make me smile."