Galina Shamaeva

Galina is a British artist of Russian heritage. She was born in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg and grew up in Russia where art was a big part of her education. Right from elementary school, Galina had art lessons almost every day, it was a lot of fun, but it didn’t feel special, it didn’t speak to her heart. In University, she got two bachelor’s degrees: one in jewellery production and design, and the other in economics and business management.

Galina moved to London over a decade ago and found my way to art after a difficult time in her life. During that time, she took interest in the spiritual aspects of life, studied ancient practices as well as neuroscience, molecular biology and quantum physics. She desperately wanted to reflect her thoughts and feelings in a physical way through art. This inspired her to develop this unique expressionist style of abstract painting using mixed media on canvas.

When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
 
G: “I think deep down, I’ve always been an artist. It just took me a while to discover myself and my style as a painter. I’ve been painting and drawing ever since I was a child. It was my way to relax and daydream. I would get carried away into a different state where time didn’t matter and I didn’t feel any physical needs. Luckily, painting still has this magical effect on me today. 
 
For me, being a painter or an artist is not a profession. It’s a special way to see the world. Painting is my way of expressing my views and beliefs. It’s also a way for me to connect with my soul and my true self.”
 
Do you think art has a greater purpose and if so, what is the purpose of your art?
 
G: “I believe art always has a much greater purpose than we might think. At a simple level, my art expresses my unique way of seeing and experiencing the mysterious, invisible dimensions of the world around us. On a deeper level, I think art is like a piece of information that speaks more to our emotions and subconscious than to our rational mind. Every work of art is an imprint of the artist’s vibration. Every painting I create is an abstract energy snapshot of me at the moment when the painting was made. 
 
I think this explains why people sometimes feel tuned-in to a work of art on intuitive level without really knowing why. It’s about how they vibe with the art. In this way, the effect of a painting is a lot like the effect of music or a book. People often respond to my art on an emotional level and some have said they feel drawn to my art in a deep, almost hypnotic way. I like to think of my art as an invitation for people to explore the mysteries of the universe around us.”

Galina Shamaeva Gallery

Hidden secret
2020
80 x 80 cm / 31.5 x 31.5 in
acrylic paint, canvas, resin, inks and other mixed media materials
£1950
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The Muladhara
2020
100 x 100 cm / 39 x 39 in
acrylic paint, canvas, resin, inks and other mixed media materials
£2600
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Transformation Into Materia
2020
100 x 100 cm / 39 x 39 in
acrylic paint, canvas, resin, inks and other mixed media materials
£2500
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Charged With Wonder 
2019
100 x 100 cm / 39 x 39 in
acrylic paint, canvas, resin, inks and other mixed media materials
£2600
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Complete Within
2020
50 x 70 cm / 20 x 27,5 in
acrylic paint, canvas, resin, inks and other mixed media materials
£2300
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Subconscious Patterns
2020
80 x 120 cm / 31,5 x 47 in
acrylic paint, canvas, resin, inks and other mixed media materials
£2600
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