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Detail from ‘Searching’ on its way to Dunedin to be framed, from there on to @artbaygallery to feature as part of my solo exhibition, ‘Mother Tongue Twists’ opening Friday, 26 Oct at 530pm - hope to see you there 🙏🏽 #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #visualartist #figurative #oilonpaper #hahnemühle
Happy Hour, 2018 - oil & mixed media on @hahnemuehle_global, 90x220cm #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #oilonpaper #figurativeart
Detail from Things Left Unsaid, 2018, posted today on @saatchiart. Check it out https://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/543 #artofilya #ilyavolykhine #oilonpanel #noblankwalls #saatchiart
Leaning on Knowledge is my throw back Thursday. Did this work whilst I was doing an Artist Residency @studiotartuensis in Tartu, Estonia 🇪🇪. #worksonpaper #artresidency #tartu #estonia #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #tbt
A Ride in the Moonlight, 2018 - oil on canvas, 150x100cm - SOLD.

Prints are available here for a limited time only: https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-A-Ride-in-the-Moonlight-2017/543/3864343/view .
#ilyavolykhine #artofilya #newworks #prints #saatchiart #livingwithart #artinteriors
In my studio, sun is shining, birds are singing, thank you #myhappyplace #waihekeartist #artofilya #worksonpaper #hahnemuhle #ilyavolykhine #jerrysaltz
Thanks to Rebecca Wilson @saatchiart for featuring my work (detail here) as part of the New This Week collection. Check it out on www.saatchiart.com #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #figurative #oilpainting #mixedmedia #newthisweek #artcollectors #noblankwalls #livingwithart
Music is such an important thing in my life and I often feature people playing musical instruments in my paintings. Song Birds, oil on @hahnemuehle_global paper, 90x90cm #worksonpaper #oilonhahnemuhle #nzart #artofilya #ilyavolykhine #figurative #birds #musicalinstruments
This painting is about moving toward intentional playfulness within an enduring relationship like marriage.
In this painting, intentional playfulness is represented by the baby and the cat. Babies and children’s work is play. At times, the shape of some enduring marriage relationships is playfulness. Playfulness can carry the relationship through ‘difficult seasons’. I can’t help but to think back to a conversation I had with my dad as a senior in high school, as I was preparing to leave for college the following year. “Life will be really difficult at times,” he said, “which is why it is so important to choose a partner who can be playful with you, and will make you laugh. This element of our marriage has brought your mother and me through some difficult seasons.” While my life had not been all that difficult up to that point, I was fully aware that my father had experienced many family tragedies, so I must have ingrained these words deep into my subconscious. (1)

The cat represents the partner in marriage. The baby represents you or the person being playful and intentionally moving toward the partner to play. 
Hendrik Ensing
Artist (1) Choose a Partner You Can Be Playful With by Hannah Eaton.

This painting is part of an 'ensemble' with specific music. Experience it exclusively on my website.
https://hendrikensing.com/project/18e-playful-partners/
This painting is about moving toward intentional playfulness within an enduring relationship like marriage. In this painting, intentional playfulness is represented by the baby and the cat. Babies and children’s work is play. At times, the shape of some enduring marriage relationships is playfulness. Playfulness can carry the relationship through ‘difficult seasons’. I can’t help but to think back to a conversation I had with my dad as a senior in high school, as I was preparing to leave for college the following year. “Life will be really difficult at times,” he said, “which is why it is so important to choose a partner who can be playful with you, and will make you laugh. This element of our marriage has brought your mother and me through some difficult seasons.” While my life had not been all that difficult up to that point, I was fully aware that my father had experienced many family tragedies, so I must have ingrained these words deep into my subconscious. (1) The cat represents the partner in marriage. The baby represents you or the person being playful and intentionally moving toward the partner to play. Hendrik Ensing Artist (1) Choose a Partner You Can Be Playful With by Hannah Eaton. This painting is part of an 'ensemble' with specific music. Experience it exclusively on my website. https://hendrikensing.com/project/18e-playful-partners/
Working in my studio on commissions...’When we’re out together dancing’.... #nightandday #yesidocommissions #worksonpaper #oilonhahnemuhle #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #london #nyc
This artwork includes original music by New Zealand composer Josh Dawson, a personal friend who allowed me to include his music in my art – as a part of the collage, pasted in, yet not the accompanying music in the ensemble which I have chosen to be a different piece, “Juli,Juli“, by  Dirk Massen.

This is one in a series I am creating about turning toward.  Turning toward is an important shape in many successful relationships. “One of the greatest predictors of your relationship’s success is your ability to turn towards each other, constantly developing your bond by making an effort every day to reach out to your partner and accept their bids for emotional connection. We have found that the majority of conflict in relationships is the result of turning away from and against these bids.”(1)

So my painting here, (and my upcoming artwork) is about this turning towards, rather than away from a partner. “Playful bids and enthusiastic efforts to turn towards each other result in heightened levels of positivity during conflict discussions. They also help you to build up your emotional bank account, maintain a strong and healthy bond, and bring the fire back into your romance.” (1)

The shape of turning towards each other has several views. I’ll paint some of these over the next month and a half.

Credits (1)Summer Romance: Turning Towards, Michael Fulwiler

https://hendrikensing.com/project/18h/
This artwork includes original music by New Zealand composer Josh Dawson, a personal friend who allowed me to include his music in my art – as a part of the collage, pasted in, yet not the accompanying music in the ensemble which I have chosen to be a different piece, “Juli,Juli“, by  Dirk Massen. This is one in a series I am creating about turning toward.  Turning toward is an important shape in many successful relationships. “One of the greatest predictors of your relationship’s success is your ability to turn towards each other, constantly developing your bond by making an effort every day to reach out to your partner and accept their bids for emotional connection. We have found that the majority of conflict in relationships is the result of turning away from and against these bids.”(1) So my painting here, (and my upcoming artwork) is about this turning towards, rather than away from a partner. “Playful bids and enthusiastic efforts to turn towards each other result in heightened levels of positivity during conflict discussions. They also help you to build up your emotional bank account, maintain a strong and healthy bond, and bring the fire back into your romance.” (1) The shape of turning towards each other has several views. I’ll paint some of these over the next month and a half. Credits (1)Summer Romance: Turning Towards, Michael Fulwiler https://hendrikensing.com/project/18h/
Sometimes you are lucky enough to get a dinner invitation where your works live and seeing them is just like seeing some old friends (Spring & Wooster, 2010, oil & mixed on canvas) #paintings #art #waiheke #ilyavolykhine #artcollectors #artofilya #spring&wooster #collageart
At The Station, is the second piece of a three piece commission series I’m presently working on for a family. Special works about the family history & love in the time of war... #yesidocommissions #oilonpaper #worksonpaper #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #art #victoriastation #london
Working on paper, another big commission piece...Dinner at Claridge’s...#claridges #commission #oilonpaper #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #artismylife #london
An Owl Perched on His Arm, oil & mixed media on canvas, just uploaded @saatchiart #oiloncanvas #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #saatchiart #newthisweek #investinart #artlife #newyorkcity #nyc #art
Nine Different Ways, in situ and currently featured in the New This Week collection @saatchiart. #saatchiart #saatchiartist #ilyavolykhine #oilpainting #nzart #unrealism #russianborn #figurative #artcollection #artcollector #investinart #london #nyc #newyorkcity
Am currently working on this commission for some lovely folks from Central Otago...Scooter Sidecar #painting #oiloncanvas #vespa #scooter #sidecar #artcollector #artofilya #ilyavolykhine www.artofilya.com
Inhabited, my solo exhibition will be on through to the end of June at Exhibitions Gallery in Auckland, please tell your art loving friends 🙏🏽😌 #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #theartlife
Inhabited, my solo exhibition will be on through to the end of June at Exhibitions Gallery in Auckland, please tell your art loving friends 🙏🏽😌 #ilyavolykhine  #artofilya  #theartlife 
Wine box all ready for the weekend auction @waihekeartgallery... Hidden Faces, 2018 #painting #oilonwood #artauction #waihekecommunityartgallery #figurativeart #ilyavolykhine #artofilya
Save the date! Please join me for drinks and a preview of my Solo Exhibition, Inhabited, opening this Tuesday, 5 June from 6-8pm. Everyone’s welcome & please share this invite with your friends...so looking forward to it! #art #artlife #soloexhibition #nzart #auckland #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #figurative #paintings #worksonpaper
Raspberry Beret (the kind you find in a second-hand store), detail, 76x38cm on its way to @artbaygallery in Queenstown. She’s definitely going to need that hat! brrrrrrrr ❄️🌬#raspberryberet #oiloncanvas #painting #collage #russian #figurative #art #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #nzart
Enjoying the last touches on this work before it ships off to @artbaygallery in Queenstown (detail). #finaltouches #oiloncanvas #newwork #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #queenstown #nzart
Just off my easel, Nine Different Ways, oil & mixed media on canvas, 150x100cm. This piece is making me feel very good today @yusaku2020 🙂 #newwork #oiloncanvas #mixedmedia #unrealism #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #russian #figurative #artist #nz #waiheke
Sometimes I find images of my old work and it’s almost like I don’t remember even painting them, this is from 5 years ago. #oils #collage #theartlife #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #cyrillic #russian #figurative
Detail from First Place, oil on @hahnemuehle_global. Works on their way to the framer... #newwork #oilonhahnemuhle #ilyavolykhine #artofilya  #runningrunning
Still on my easel...as yet unfinished and untitled. @saatchiart Working on my solo upcoming in Auckland in June. #everydayimshufflin #paintpaintpaint #artlife #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #lovemyjob #zealong #zealongtea
The Strong Silent Type, 2018 - oil on canvas, 50x150cm on its way to @artbaygallery in Queenstown. #paintingeveryday #oiloncancas #figurative #waihekesrtist #nzart #ilyavolykhine
It’s all in the details; work in progress on my easel right now... .
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#oiloncanvas #collage #cyrillic #artofilya #ilyavolykhine
This sweet little commission for a dear old friend is on its way to Australia 🇦🇺, hand delivered to boot! .
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#idocommissions #oilonhahnemuhle #worksonpaper #muchbiggerthaniplanned #livetopaint #artofilya #ilyavolykhine
My work, Admiration Society, in its forever home on Waiheke Island.
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#artinteriors #livingwithart #artofilya #ilyavolykhine
It’s nice doing commissions for old friends and travelling back in your mind to places long forgotten.
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#artofilya #ilyavolykhine #oilonpaper #hahnemuhle #collage #yesidocommissions
Tbt ‘Lady of the Lake’ 2014 - this piece found a home in Washington DC... #tbt #oilpainting #queenstown #earnslaw #lakewakatipu #artofilya #ilyavolykhine
Enjoying getting stuck in with some commissions that have been on the back burner...1941, going back in time...
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#yesidocommissions #artofilya #ilyavolykhine #nzart #nzartist
I spy with my little eye an artist at work 😉
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#ilyavolykhine #artofilya #firstdayback #happyplace #cathartic #catchingup @dawnmdoughlin
Thanks to Rebecca Wilson of @saatchiart for selecting my work, Skyline 2017, to feature as part of the New This Week Collection. #artcollector #colouryourworld #livingwithart #saatchiart #artofilya #art #ilyavolykhine
The Family Dacha, 2017; oil on canvas, 100x150cm, available @artbaygallery in Queenstown. #unrealism #painting #oiloncanvas #ilyavolykhine #art #artofilya
The humble teapot is my much used symbol for family (have a look through my works & you’ll spot many) #imalittleteapot #russiantea #samovar #family #teatime #ilyavolykhine #artofilya
Discussing the art life with some fellow artists @artbaygallery 🤩.
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#art #artlife #artists #exhibition #ilyavolykhine #artofilya
My work, Be Still My Heart hanging in its new forever home ☺️, happy client! #auckland #workonpaper #hahnemuhle #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #art #nzart
Rapid Transit, 2017, oil on canvas, 100x150cm @saatchiart .
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#art #painting #oilpainting #figurative #artofilya #ilyavolykhine #trains #cityscape #commuters
Commission done and dusted & on its way to its new home. ..☺️
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#idocommissions #oilpainting #ilyavolykhine #artofilya
Finally made it to Wellington, thanks everyone for all of the support! .
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#artexhibition #painting #art #worksonpaper #unrealism #artofilya #ilyavolykhine
Studio at night is a bit chilly, but still fun. .
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#unrealism #painting #oilpainting #art #artofilya #ilyavolykhine
Favourite Slave, 2017 oil on @hahnemuehle_global paper, 101x91cm. She’s on her way to Queenstown’s own @artbaygallery ☺️.
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#worksonpaper #oilonhahnemuhle #hahnemuhle #artbaygallery #painting #art #artofilya #ilyavolykhine @saatchiart
Detail from ‘A Ride in the Moonlight’, 2017  oil on canvas, 150x100cm, on its way to @artbaygallery in Queenstown.
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#art #painting #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #unrealism #figurativeart @saatchiart
Very humbled, thanks very much to @waihekeartgallery for the award 🙏🏽.
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#walkerandhallartaward #michaelevansaward #oilpainting #nzart #waiheke #waihekeart #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #art @saatchiart
The Three Mashas, 2009 - oil & mixed media on canvas 30x30cm .
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#oiloncanvas #ilya #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #nzart #art#painting
Work in progress, big oil on paper, 24/7 art studio.
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.#ilya #soloexhibition #worksonpaper #nzart #artofilya #art #ilyavolykhine @saatchiart
Working on oversized oil on @hahnemuehle_global for upcoming solo exhibition @artbaygallery ... really loving the spaciousness.
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#artbaygallery #soloexhibition #ilya #nzart #painting #worksonpaper #oilpainting #artofilya #ilyavolykhine @saatchiart
Detail from The Summer Children, 2017, selected as a finalist in this year’s Walker & Hall Art Award @waihekeartgallery .
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#art #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #walkerandhallartaward #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #livetopaint @saatchiart
Virtual Insanity, 2017 oil on panel,50x50cm.
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Game of Cards by Ilya Volykhine to be auctioned at Waiheke Art In the Garden auction at Pie Melon Bay on 10 November. Get your tickets at Paper Plus Oneroa or Fullers.co.nz #waihekegardenfestival #waihekeartinthegarden #ilyavolykhine
It Was A Very Long Trip,2017 - oil & mixed media on canvas, 400x500mm #soloexhibition #nzart #interiors #artofilya #ilyavolykhine @saatchiart
Paintings absolutely everywhere at the moment, 22 days until opening...#soloexhibition #nzart #ilya #ilyavolykhine #artofilya #waiheke
Hot Wheels, rolling on soon to Wellington as part of Shadows and Fog, opening 26 October! #exhibitionsgallery #soloexhibition #nzart #artnewzealand #ilyavolykhine