Ukrainian tattoo studio elevates physique ink to excessive artwork
A brand new tattoo studio in Kyiv, named 6:19, has been designed to resemble a minimalist artwork gallery
Tattoos are artwork, believes the creator of latest tattoo studio 6:19, which is why she has long-established the house to appear like a minimalist gallery.
Positioned in Kyiv’s historic Podil neighborhood, 6:19 is the brainchild of painter and tattoo artist Ulyana Nesheva, greatest identified for her delicate tattoo designs rendered in ultra-fine strains.
The minimalist aesthetic of Nesheva’s designs is mirrored within the sparsity of 6:19’s interiors. ‘The thought was to rethink the imaginative and prescient of a tattoo studio in our nation and create a really perfect house for creativity,’ she says.
The studio design takes the ‘white dice’ format of artwork galleries and animates it with an open-plan format that permits artists to tattoo alongside tables made for drawing new designs, and neighborhood members to fulfill and share concepts.
There are nearly no doorways within the house and all of the halls are unified to encourage motion round each space of the studio. Within the centre of the studio is a mammoth, 800lb graphite concrete desk with one facet crushed down by hand, in a nod to the etching of ink onto pores and skin in the course of the technique of tattooing.
The desk acts a reception space and a piece floor for artists to design their future tattoos. The tattoo corridor, stuffed with pure mild and residential to minimalist black beds, lies past the desk and is seen by means of a big gap within the wall.
It was vital to Nesheva that even component of 6:19’s design was a murals – from a dangling ceiling fixture created by the Ukrainian design firm Propro, to the Mart Stam chairs, and the sculpture of a younger boy that greets guests as they stroll by means of the doorway, made by native artist Сhristina Ridzel.
The house is a gallery and studio in a single, with artwork continuously on show and continuously within the technique of being made. Whereas all the design fixtures and tattoos created at 6:19 are distinctive, they’re in the end united by their minimalist aesthetic.
‘The idea of the studio can be that every one our artists, regardless of the range of their types and colors, are united by an exploration of minimalism,’ says Nesheva. ‘Simplicity is the final word aim and the best type of complexity.’ §