AnastasiaRussa

AnastasiaRussa

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I was born in Moscow, Russia, and I graduated from the Monumental Painting department in 2005, at Moscow State University. I went on to paint murals in churches and private interiors until 2013, when I enrolled at Wimbledon College of Art. There I completed my MFA in Fine Art in 2015, after which I started my art practice in Summer 2014 with my renewed ideas and aims until the present.


From the starting point of these reinvigorated ideas, I have been exploring the potential in many archetypal, timeless themes. The one that has most occupied my attention, since completing my MFA, has be that of the Lost Paradise. This happens to combine such opposing impulses as beauty and deprivation, threat and promise, liberation and violence.



Another principle concern, however, has been with the way that all these ancient mythologies might be appropriated by us, and populated by characters from our own, contemporary obsessions. Thus I blend our new icons of mass-produced toys, computer-game heroes and social net symbols with the meta-narratives found in different Mythologies. The Gods and Heroes of ancient mythology have mutated, and are now embodied in the virtual-reality of computer games. These have become the new fetishes of mass-culture and have assumed their new "flesh" in the plastic of commercial toys. Thus I am contriving an evolution of this subject-matter, and it is this that comprises my reinterpretation and representation of modern History Painting



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