Contamination
Contamination

100x150cm, oil on canvas, linen dress, 2021

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Dionysus
Dionysus

200x140cm, canvas, oil 2021

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Jona
Jona

40x50cm, oil on wood, 2021

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    Anastasia Russa: painter

For visionaries, the story is all, and this has to be reinforced by composition and color.  The self-selected assignment is to make new interpretations of the archetypal myths/dreams of humankind (myths that so tellingly convey our history and fears).  By juxtaposing classical figurative art with contemporary themes (ranging from climate change on to mental health) I am trying to forge an idiom that is both timeless and topical.

 

Portraiture is another passion, so experimenting with the human figure in stasis and motion is a priority, suspended in Magical realism.  This idiom looks to the classic paintings of the 16-17th century painting style but with a surrealist eye.

© Anastasia Russa 2022