About the artist Polya Medvedeva
Polya Medvedeva is an oil painter and ink calligraphist, who works at her atelier in Berlin. Her inspiration takes it’s roots from the aesthetics western and asian theoretics, such as Xie He ( “Six principles of Chinese painting”, dates back to the 5th century), or soviet philosopher Mikhail Lifshitz. And each piece is created in one copy or limited edition.
The first jewellery collection by Polya Medvedeva was launched in 2010 in Atelier1 (Ukraine), this boutique's first foray internationally was a corner in Dover street market (London). The jewellery line is presented only there, at the boutique 74 in Moscow and at 1stdibs.com. Each piece of this contemporary jewellery is designed with true inspiration, shares with their owners a spirit resonance of nature, and is, like paintings, the best for the art lovers.
In 2018 Polya also rebranded her line from Velar to her own name Polya Medvedeva. Polya’s contemporary jewels are regularly featured in Vogue UA, Harprer’s Bazaar UA, Another magazine UK and the other medias.
While working one realizes that the most important thing in painting is to let the brush flow. The flow may give more elegance in each part of the artwork. This refers to Xie He art theory “Six principles of Chinese painting” (5th century), where the first principle is "spirit resonance", the vitality (or nervous energy) which is transferred from the artist into his work.
About the designer Jewellery
In 2018–2019 Polya’s jewellery collection as always mirrors the shapes of nature. In the first years the author slightly experimented with shades of diamonds and smoky quartzes from blackest morion to whisky transparent, and in 2015 for the first time she used colourful spinels, which she hid between the filigreed flower ornaments of gold. And lately author added a hint of colours into the pieces for the first time, discovered her personal and unique way to encrust the gems for the pieces will still look like the sculptures of classicism or asian art, but yet still new, and will keep the attitude of nature, and the significant elegance of the jewellery by artist. She uses spinels, tanzanites, emeralds, diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, amethysts, and garnets between the filigreed flowers ornaments of gold, fig fruits shapes or twigs of tea, bamboos, Chinese peonies.
And if the necklace even has a baroque attitude, it will always has a new touch, such as bamboo collection necklace, which does not look baroque or Chinese, but futuristically in between. This also applies to the authors ethical intuition to emerge western and asian, a monochrome ink and figurative oil painting with the old glazing technique, politically right and left, the shadow in psychoanalytical way and the joy of the changing light, the chaotic pain and yet true mercy of being an empathic human.
The pieces combine technical accurate work by professional jewellers with the years of experience and new sculptural ideas by the artist.
The jewellery inspiration comes from elegant ink-drawing and the shining poetry of Asian artists, which takes its roots from the time when the sensational art theory was created.
The artworks of Polya have big support by Vogue UA, Vogue RU, Harprer’s Bazaar UA, Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine RU, Another magazine UK and the other magazines.
One of our jewels connoisseurs
is the German actress Anne Ratte-Polle, internationally known by Netflix series Dark. The refined muse of Polya’s work is better known in Germany as theatre actress and she chose Polya’s jewellery for all of her outfits at the 64th Berlinale Film Festival.