Born in Moscow in 1976 Jana moved to Germany in 1991 where she completed a Baccalaureat in Arts, studying art history and different art directions in painting and sculpture.
Passionate about painting human faces and bodies as well as fashion, she instantly got hooked by grisaille, a painting technique coming from the French gris-grey which consists in the art of using two colours only, namely black and white.
In 2007, Jana started using single colours in black and white paintings adding a special touch and accent to them. Her paintings gradually evolved into a pop art style becoming colourful expressive pieces. These are the artist’s interpretation and impression of the modern human being and of the world of fashion and advertisement. Most of Jana’s paintings are based on fashion photography and advertisement and are executed using a distinct technique based on acrylic and/or aquarelle rendering.
She is currently doing portraits on demand with this very same technique and using various colours.
Jana's latest exhibition took place in Geneva and previously in Luxembourg in 2010 with two other artists. Further exhibitions are planned in Luxembourg and Moscow in the near future.