Dionysus
Dionysus

200x140cm, canvas, oil, 2021

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Jona
Jona

40x50cm, oil on wood, 2021

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Contamination
Contamination

100x150cm, oil on canvas, linen dress, 2021

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Dionysus
Dionysus

200x140cm, canvas, oil, 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