Tarot by Yankovskaya is an original series displaying Masha Yankovskaya’s interpretation of the Tarot’s major arcana through 21 unique paintings. In her art, Yankovskaya rethinks the major arcana in the context of modernity, and along the way, raises the eternal themes of being. The Tarot series showcases Yankovskaya’s recognisable style, with contemporary minimalism mixed with esoteric symbolism.
Yankovskaya began working on the series in 2020. “Revisualize. Rethink. Redraw.” She decided, and that is what she did for the next nine months. The work was completed in March 2021 and soon after the paintings were exhibited, the limited-edition silkscreen prints were launched.
Strength, a card that denotes willpower and the ability to remain strong even when it is difficult. Regarding this piece, Yankovskaya concluded, “The more power a person has, the more one must restrain their wild animal nature, applying this force to oneself.”