Contamination
Contamination

100x150cm, oil on canvas, linen dress, 2021

Marriage
Marriage

70x90cm, oil on wood, 2021

Token of death
Token of death

or when we start to see them, 40x70cm, canvas, oil, 2020 40x70cm, canvas, oil

Contamination
Contamination

100x150cm, oil on canvas, linen dress, 2021

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    Anastasia Russa: painter

My own iconographic interest is especially to make new interpretations of the archetypal myths/dreams of humankind; juxtaposing classical figurative art with contemporary concerns: such as post-Internet, climate change and mental health.  I explore these new themes through the ideals of beauty that can liberate us from mean and anxious thoughts to make way for the sublime.

I concentrate on composition and narrative.  Portraiture is another passion, so experimenting with the human figure in stasis and motion is a priority.  By drawing upon different skills, I intend to express new ideas. The language of C. 16-17 is the starting point, but my concern lies in contemporary themes: such as Global Warming, the new technologies and isolation of the self, the present human condition.

© Anastasia Russa 2021