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.