The Light Within: All the Reasons YMaya Malioutina
Gold leaf, acrylic, rust, wax on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
30 " h x 30 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
This body of work, "The Light Within," is inspired by Leonard Cohen's “Anthem” - “Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in.” What are we to do but embrace our imperfections and let our inner light shine through, guiding our path.
The artwork is painted with acrylic, charcoal, and cold wax. It is embellished with gold leaf, and has a rusted surface underneath.
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
Maya’s abstract mixed-media artworks are inspired by urban imperfections–cracks in sidewalks, peeling paint, rusted metal. Influenced by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, Maya embraces the aesthetic flaws of city life, translating daily discoveries into heavily layered and textured paintings. “Some works have close to fifty layers,” she mentions. “I like to layer paint and media slowly, a little at a time.” Maya employs a neutral palette and generous applications of metallic leaf to create meditative yet sumptuous artworks, quietly enticing the viewer.