Through my passion for preserving nature and addressing global waste recycling issues, I, Yanko Yankov, working under StrYctYre
Paintings, utilize found objects and waste materials that are difficult to recycle in my sustainable art practice.
With a focus on painting, sculpture, and installations, I work with mixed media and transform these discarded materials into meaningful works of art. Traditional painting couldn't capture and express my aesthetic as I explore unconventional expression through diverse materials, textures, and techniques, often featuring abundant lines that capture the energetic flow of life in the objects I create.
My artistic process is a deeply personal and introspective journey guided by a profound connection to nature, structure, and sustainability. As I touch and explore the materials, I tap into my subconscious, where memories, feelings and visions intertwine. With each found object I encounter, I see beyond its discarded state and envision its potential for transformation. Through my art, I breathe new life into these materials, giving them a renewed purpose and meaning. By repurposing and upcycling, I challenge the conventional boundaries of art materials and embrace the beauty of sustainability.
Currently, I am preparing for two upcoming exhibitions where I incorporate deadstock textiles as a new material, showcasing the potential for creative reuse and advocating for sustainable production and consumption. This innovative approach highlights the possibilities of repurposing discarded materials and raises awareness about the fashion industries environmental impact. By incorporating these textiles into my artwork, I aim to inspire viewers to reconsider their consumption habits and support sustainable practices.
Looking ahead, StrYctYre Paintings aspires to explore sustainable art further, pushing boundaries and experimenting with new materials and techniques. By constantly seeking unconventional materials and methods, I aim to challenge the notion of what art can be and how it can contribute to a more sustainable and mindful world. By using my art as a platform for raising awareness and inspiring change, StryctYre Paintings aims to create a dialogue about the importance of sustainability and encourage others to take action in their own lives. Through our artistic practice, we hope to contribute to a future where waste is minimized and the beauty of nature is preserved for generations to come.