‘Life Space’ in Sri Lanka by Russian artist

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Russian artist Anastasia Georgievskaya will exhibit her painting done about Sri Lanka during her stay in Sri Lanka at The Russian Cultural Festival on  20 September at 4 p.m. at the Russian Centre in Colombo, 10, Independence Avenue, Colombo - 07. Anastasia says every country has something special about it, something that makes it unique. I call this set of characteristics ‘the country code’ and as an artist, I always try to decipher it and show it in my paintings. I am continuously looking for better ways to depict the code. Sri Lanka overwhelmed me with its bright colours, its ancient culture and importantly with the paradox of its colour scheme. In most countries, it’s the bright colours that stand out, but not here. Here the reverse is true. There are so many bright colours here that they merge and create the background environment and the dark colours really stand out instead. My first paintings dedicated to Sri Lanka reflect this paradox. They are full of bright colours. I used my own technique to create a multi-layer effect. I chose it in order to better show the ancient culture and rich traditions of this country. My latest paintings about Sri Lanka take the viewer into the abstract world of colour and emotions. These paintings leave much space for the viewer’s imagination. This unhurried observation is the best way to create art together. I invite you to take a step and join me on this beautiful journey. She has held exhibitions in Museum of Bulgakov, Moscow Museum of Modern Art , London, UK and Bogota, Columbia and in Paris, France.Born in 1982 in Perm, Russia, Anastasia Georgievskaya studied the art studio at first and then the art school. Graduated from the Perm State Pedagogical University with a degree in psychology. From 2002 to 2006 was getting experience from the leading artists of Perm working in their art studios. From 2008 to 2009 studied in the International School of Design in St. Petersburg. From 2010 to 2012 studied at the education centre of Moscow Museum of Modern Art. For the period from 2004 to 2012 took part in more than 50 exhibition projects, 30 of which were personal exhibitions. Exhibitions were in different countries, such as Russia, France, Great Britain, Columbia. A lot of paintings in private collections, galleries and museums of Russia, Germany, USA, France, Columbia, Great Britain and Sri Lanka. Paintings of Anastasia Georgievskaya are listed in the catalogues Russian Art 2012 and ‘Art Moderne et Contemporain’ (France).