Anastasia Russa: painter
Currently, Anastasia's artistic productions are taking inspiration, and narrative form, from mythology. The meta-narratives, seen in many different ancient mythologies, are the starting point for considering our contemporary ‘mythological’ figures that are found in profusion in the new icons of mass-produced toys, computer-game heroes and social net symbols.
She is contriving hereby an evolution of this subject-matter by inventing her own hybrids, setting them in modern environments or notional situations. This further feeds into her individual interpretation and representation of modern History Painting.
Her chosen medium is traditional oil painting. Nevertheless, she also takes the opportunity to experiment, to a considerable extent in a modernist way, by mixing different solutions with raw materials. These create a bold texture that comes to form a defined background, an empty stage for her future figurative paintings.
© Anastasia Russa 2020