Juxtapoz Magazine – Radio Juxtapoz, ep 085: Maya Hayuk is Weaving Ukrainian History Into Her Murals


Mishaps happen—on goal. I have heard that phrase ahead of and it feels sensible, yet abstract sufficient to advise everyday daily life. Ukrainian-American Maya Hayuk’s paintings are an elaborate stream of consciousness produced in a valiant attempt to comprise an incident, and in the approach, come to feel absolute and absolutely free. For many years, she has channeled the people traditions of outsider art with graffiti and avenue art. Her studio paintings and murals feel improvised, but there is a narrative thread that runs all over: what is our existence if not prospect, what is creativity if not a blurring of the strains among procedure and bursts of unchained vitality? 

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ElevenEleven, or 11:11, is symbolic. It was also the identify of her past solo show in San Francisco in the Slide of 2021. Some say it truly is an indicator of cosmic enlightenment, other individuals use the time to signify creating a desire. The summary among numerologists and spiritualists is that it is a moment when we are our most open, or consciousness is most exposed. You may come across time arbitrary, and most artists likely uncover time to be so when they are in the depths of building. When we sat down with Maya Hayuk in Belgium this past spring during The Crystal Ship competition, we uncovered her the exceptional artist who freely takes this openness out in public. Her murals and do the job as a Barnstormer transformed the American landscape into anything of a dizzyingly abstract aspiration. It opened minds to the likelihood of a new kind of muralism, a thing the two folks and surreal. But this time, when we spoke with Maya, we spoke about Ukraine, about the value of art as a image of peace, as a tool of comprehension and protest, as an instrument of passion and belief, and enlightenment in a absolutely various way.

This job interview was designed probable thanks to The Crystal Ship Festival and All About Factors. New music highlighted in the episode – Polyphony Task and DakhaBrakha

The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV’s Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 085 was recorded in early April 2022 in Ostend, Belgium. Observe us on @radiojuxtapoz


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