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Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Irina Charny is a self-taught mosaicist, creating amazing mosaic paintings. Material for her works – broken mirrors, glass, pebbles, beads, buttons, pieces of pottery, shells, stones. Mosaic painting by Irina Charny is a true work of art. The artist says about herself: “As a child growing up in Russia, even before I knew they were called mosaics, I created collages from pieces of broken glass, rocks, paper, seashells, and bits of crockery found in the street”. Irina Charny was born in Russia, now lives in California. Her mosaic represents harmony between Man and Nature – bright, vivid, filled with plot content. Here are people, music, dance, beautiful scenery, butterflies, birds, flowers.

Blue bird. Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Blue bird. Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

“I have a degree in mathematics and experience in librarianship. I don’t have Art education, and I always have to create something.” Irina Charny As a hobby Irina Charny engaged in ceramics, made soft sculpture, fimo (polymer clay). For many years, searching for creative ways of working with various media led her to the mosaic. She studied the rich history of mosaics and created her own unique, original kind of mosaic on a classical basis.

Butterfly

Butterfly. Mosaic painting by Irina Charny

Today her works are shown at the leading exhibitions devoted to contemporary mosaic.

Camouflage

Camouflage

In a faraway land

In a faraway land

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Mosaic painting by Russian artist Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Decorative Mosaics by Irina Charny

Large Butterfly

Large Butterfly

Red flower sun

Red flower sun

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