Katya Ross is a London-based visual artist. The theme of social media and news plays a central role in most of her artworks, which reflects her past as an up-to-date news researcher and presenter. The names of her works such as: The Crimea Cat and Born This Way, all reflect a sense of repetition and hotch-potch of headlines created in the minds of individuals who may follow politics, celebrity gossip or both.
Katya enjoys painting in a traditional style, although she often feels these works are not complete before she finishes them with dribbles of paint to demonstrate the loss of substance/meaning. She believes meaning is often dispersed in images as they reappear too often on computer and smart phone screens and hence are not even paid proper attention to as they are scrolled through quickly on the screens and are observed merely with a blink of an eye. Her art speaks by using well recognisable symbols and images.
The artist explores a mixture of social phenomenon through her work such as creating a repetition through reposting, brand and celebrity obsession, and loss of meaning.
Katya Ross made her debut with Imitate Modern in 2014, when her work The Crimean Cat featured in Christmas Wish List exhibition.