MAYA HAYUK

New York / USA

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Maya Hayuk is a visual artist best known for her abstract and very geometrical work in the form of murals and paintings. The main subject of her work consists of colourful patterns, precisely woven into each other. Martha Hayuk collaborated with URBAN NATION on Project M/8 in 2015. […]

Biography / MAYA HAYUK

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Maya Hayuk is a visual artist best known for her abstract and very geometrical work in the form of murals and paintings. The main subject of her work consists of colourful patterns, precisely woven into each other. Martha Hayuk collaborated with URBAN NATION on Project M/8 in 2015.

Maya Hayuk’s work is highly abstract and very beautiful. A fatal combination that makes grasping her works quite hard, since it might lead the hasty viewer to a crass underestimation: to the reduction on its decorative value. But once you look past its aesthetic appeal, a whole world opens up in Hayuk’s oeuvre. Mandalas, Rorschach tests, pysanka – visual references are hidden in her compositions, waiting to be discovered. Then there is the size of her murals that makes her colourful arrangements almost come to life. Suddenly, the delicate geometrical elements take on an entirely different aesthetical value. Maya Hayuk’s art is hard to describe, and that’s because it is not an art that wants to be looked at. It’s an art that needs to be experienced. Maya Hayuk is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the University of Odessa.