Anastasia Russa: painter

From early childhood portraiture has always held a fascination for me.  Even after the rise of photography, the painted portrait has never lost its power or mystique. 

 

There could be a variety of reasons why this is so but foremost is that it seems to be a way of understanding ourselves from the inside out.  To portray a person is a way to know the world, human nature and consciousness as inter-related. It is a way of revealing to people their immanent qualities and also to capture something transient.

To depict people is an act of love, a growth of knowledge and a window into a fleeting time and changing world.

In the Wood
In the Wood

77x95cm, canvas, oil, 2021

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Token of death
Token of death

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

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Pink Michael
Pink Michael

80x52cm, canvas, oil, 2014

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In the Wood
In the Wood

77x95cm, canvas, oil, 2021

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© Anastasia Russa 2021