LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Anna Kazmina was born in 1987. She graduated from Department of Art, Moscow State University and got a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Beijing Normal University. She is member of the Russian Artists' Union. Now she lives in Moscow/ Beijing. Participant in the Blazar Youth Art Fair, first prize winner of the Titiang International Competition of Beijing Academy of Art, and nominee of the Zverev Art Prize. Attend the Beijing Biennale, as well as many exhibitions in China and Russia.
Anna's art works try to explore the philosophical questions of memory, time, consciousness and unconsciousness, and her work also focus on the human race itself, as well as all the complex inner relationships between man and reality. The creative process for the artist becomes an ideal condition to break away from the aestheticized modernity in an attempt to rethink the elusive essence of things and expand the potential knowledge of the world. Her works show a desire to break free from the shackles of daily life, that makes paintings transcendent. This is the point of switching from the scale of everyday life, internal verbal dialogue to the scale of the true world, in which in fact we have all been included for a long time.
Working in painting, graphics, sculpture and other mediums, Anna combines and collides different logics and approaches. Therefore, the strict structural pencil drawing interacts with the intuitive color substances on the surface of sculptures and bas-reliefs ("essential castings"), thick paper and clay combined with light fabrics and transparent elements of epoxy resin. In the works, there is a continuous layering of ideological layers, meanings, a fusion of the multitude into a single one arises, which turns into a frozen form of living, mobile thought and intuition. By connecting the multiplicity of these elements, objects are transformed into organic structures, similar to centuries of minerals, where the universe and humans are transformed into a single complex organism. For example, particles of light and color, sounds, objects, natural phenomena, animal life and the world of people in Anna's works are in perpetual motion and dialogue, permanently building the perfection of the world. Here in the painting metaphysics interacts constantly, is inextricably linked to physics, and materials are inextricably linked to thought.
Work on the large objects is a deconstruction process in which logic cannot override and preserve reality. The artist collects separate parts of her drawings, color and black-and-white sheets, transforms them into other images that have yet to be realized. During their existence, objects acquire shades of age, scuffs, cracks, tears appear, works begin to show the sacrificial essence of things and all living things. In this process of creativity, the observer and the observed merge into a single whole. You involuntarily come across the feeling that you are becoming everything you look at. You are the very essence of everything.
WHO I AM
Anna Kazmina is a contemporary Russian artist. Ph.D. in Fine Arts In Beijing. Lives Moscow/Beijing.
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