Anastassia Balachova

About

I was born on May 29 1985 in St-Petersburg, Russia. Showing curiosity in art from early age, when I turned 7 I was enrolled in Art School in St-Petersburg where I was exposed to Traditional art techniques.

In 2000 My mum and I moved to Sydney, Australia. On completing my HSC in 2005 I enrolled into National Art School, where I choose Painting as a Major. I feel that the combination of both those worlds and different Art Schools has allowed me to be free and experimental at my own practice and techniques. I enjoy illustrating from both life and from array of people, artists, but also including places and events.

 

Artists Statement

As I translate my everyday observations onto canvas I find there is a realm of expression only painting can capture. I like to depict a variety of subjects: still life, landscape and especially portraiture, as I find people fascinating to paint and capture their emotion in still moments which painting can achieve. Keeping a variety of subjects are both exciting and challenging for me, as I never stop learning new ways and techniques. Each new canvas in an opportunity for new ways and techniques. Each new canvas is an opportunity for a new experience and adventure.

 

Solo Exhibitions

14 February 2015                             NANA Contemporary Art Space, Newcastle

15 June 2013                                     Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

8 September 2011                             Union Hotel, Newtown, Sydney

15 September 2010                          Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

23 September 2009                           Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

 

Group Exhibitions

13 September 2011                           Group show at City of Sydney RSL, Sydney

15 December 2008                          Graduation show at National Art School, Sydney

 

 

Delphine Andersen

Artist Statement­­­

 

I am a painter and printmaker – as a painter my gaze is on the distant movement and textures of my environs; as a printmaker, I contemplate discrete subjects within my environment. Whether my focus is from a distant or close perspective, I am a landscape artist. In my work, I seek mechanisms to express physical and emotional connections with my landscape and the elements within that landscape, and through this I feel a heightened sense of connectedness to the here and now.

 

About

I was born in Annandale, and grew up in Sydney’s inner west, west, and the central coast, north of Sydney. As an adult, I have variously resided in Sydney, Brisbane, Indonesia and Ireland. I currently work and live in Sydney’s inner west.

Education

2009 – 2017                      Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (part-time) – current

Curtin University, Perth, WA

 

2014                                      Certificate III Printing & Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)

Sydney Institute of Technology

 

2013                                       Certificate II Printing & Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)

Sydney Institute of Technology

 

2012                                      Certificate I Printing & Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)

Sydney Institute of Technology

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2014                                      17 minutes from town

BuzzzBar Gallery, Newtown

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2016                                      Boomalli 300 Dollar Day

Boomalli Gallery, Leichhardt NSW

 

2015                                       Spilt Milk Magazine – Printmakers

Annandale Hotel, Annandale NSW

 

2014                                      Arcade Screen Printing – Printmakers

Vic on the Park Hotel, Enmore NSW

 

2011                                       Royal Easter Show, Sydney

Painting: Australian Birds & Flowers

 

2010                                      Royal Easter Show, Sydney

Painting: Australian Birds & Flowers

3rd Prize: Henry’s Shindig – five gums up from Wolli Creek, first grevillea on the right

 

2008                                      Local Art Making

Frilly Lizard Café Gallery, Bardwell Park NSW

 


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