Yulia Vladimirovna Mamontova (Zabrodina) is a contemporary Russian artist. She graduated from Moscow State Art Institute named after V.I. Surikova, improved her skills at the Central College of Art and Design of St. Martin in London and OTIS College of Art and Design (Los Angeles). In 2019, Julia became the “Artist of the Year” according to the Women’s Time International Art & Business Awards 2019.
Yulia was born in 1980 in the Republic of Komi, RSFSR. Lives and works in Moscow (Russia), Alanya (Turkey) and Miami (USA).
- Member of the International Encaustic Artists (IEA)
- Member of The Eurasian Art Union (EAU)
Yulia Mamontova is the great-granddaughter of the Russian merchant Vasily Mamontov, who continued the family business of the XVIII-XIX centuries in trade and delivery of goods from England to Arkhangelsk and the Urals on the Mezen river. She took the family name for a pseudonym, inspired by the history of her family.
The full version of Yulia Mamontova’s CV (2020) is here.
Artist Julia Mamontova in her work combines the best traditions of the classical Russian school of painting, ancient painting techniques with conceptual presentation.
Sand she works in two directions: classical oil painting and decorative-applied art “encaustic” – an ancient method of painting with hot beeswax with pigments.
The study of the traditions and arts of different countries, the love of history and the continuous search for new images give the artist the opportunity to study life in all its forms and transfer this experience to others, reflecting it in her paintings. The ability to notice details and be open to the world allows the artist to transfer the most subtle nuances of the atmosphere to the canvas, therefore both abstract and realistic paintings by Yulia Mamontova fill the viewer with a sincere love of life. They also inspire to get acquainted with the origins and history. It is just one of the main themes of Yulia’s work – the revival of cultures and art from different eras, the popularization of forgotten knowledge.