Stanislava Burianek is a Dubai-based artist whose passion for art began at a young age. “As a young girl going through traumatic life events, I quickly realized that creating art made me feel better. Art became a form of therapy, where I found comfort in the act of creating,” she muses.
The demands of a high-pressure career in PR put art on the backseat for a few years. She recently turned to painting again as an enjoyable recreational activity, and now paints nearly every day.
Stanislava’s biggest inspiration is her autistic nine-year-old son, Issa. “Working on art projects with a childlike perspective helps me see things in a new light and appreciate the little things in life,” she says. A firm believer in art’s healing power, Stanislava says, “Painting helps centre emotions and express them in a positive, uplifting way.”
In fact, mental health is a significant theme in Stanislava’s work. Passionate about the power of art in addressing mental health issues and promoting self-care and self-expression, Stanislava believes that by creating art, we can learn to understand and accept our emotions, and find ways to cope with difficult feelings.
She adds: “My other muse is my adopted home country of the UAE. I am inspired by the UAE’s vibrant art scene, desert landscapes and futuristic skyline. All of these find expression in my work, along with the cosmos, the rhythms of day and night, and the spectrum of human emotions.
“I am grateful to ArtOze for creating this amazing platform for emerging artists and inviting me to exhibit in Ekta, celebrating 74 years of the Indian Republic. Thank you to my family for their support in this journey, and I hope my art brings as much joy to the viewers as I have creating it.”