About the artist — Художник-график Татьяна Хватова

About the artist

TATIANA KHVATOVA

Born in Leningrad.

Graduated from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, majored in Applied Mathematics.

Since 1994 has worked in St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

Since 2004 has attented the graphic studio «ART-CRAFT» guided by Elena Baskakova.

Works in such techniques as line etching, aquatint, cardboard engraving, monotype.

Tatiana writes about her works:
«I gain my inspiration from architectural forms, cozy streets and squares in various cities of the world which I visit, get acquainted with and observe. For me, spending time in the art studio is a way to escape the rush of ‘ordinary’ everyday life, work, obligations, etc… It invariably takes me a long time to develop my graphic works, I love detail, and while drawing and engraving I indulge in every scratch. During the process I often observe details which I had not noticed when I saw the object face-to-face. This is what I find most fulfilling. So, drawing for me is like a way of ‘gaining new eyes’ on what I have seen. Moreover, making etchings provides some order for my soul and brain — while there is a bustling world on the other side of my window, for me it is not as important as the order I create as I work on my engraving.»