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