Yana Ezar grew up in Donetsk in Ukraine, and graduated from Donbas State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture in 2004. After graduating she moved to Moscow, where she now lives and works. She is a member of the Creative Union of the Artists of Russia, and has regularly exhibited in exhibitions, mostly in Moscow but also in other countries. As with many artists working in Russia, in recent years her work has been labelled extremist and officially banned, but through her Facebook account she has maintained her artistic presence and international following, including a collaboration with the Danish Galleri Comicart in Copenhagen.

Her trademark style of erotic painting is to fill her canvases, often large ones, with bold, colourful, yet carefully worked paint, mirroring the joyful energetic power of satisfying intimacy.

Yana Ezar’s Facebook account, where she regularly posts new work, can be found here.

We are very grateful to our Russian friend Yuri for introducing us to the work of this artist, and for supplying most of the images.

Example illustration