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Belarusian artist Anna Silivonchik

Wedding. Oil on canvas, 2014. Painting by Belarusian artist Anna Silivonchik

Wedding. Oil on canvas, 2014. Painting by Belarusian artist Anna Silivonchik

Belarusian artist Anna Silivonchik is one of the most prominent personalities among young Belarusian painters. Working in extremely distinctive style, the artist has created a special world, referring to the very archaic layers of culture, while maintaining a clear link with the art of the twentieth century. Thus, the source of the artist’s aesthetic guidelines is in fantastic realism of Chagall, naive art of primitives of the early twentieth century, and the local arts and crafts, and of course, folklore. A variety of characters – children, lovers, people, animals, birds, angels, lions and mythological creatures – unicorns, sirens, dragons – inhabit a peculiar and unreal world of Anna Silivonchik.

A traveling mood

A traveling mood

Her paintings – the world of fairy tales of different nations, animated children’s fantasies and dreams. They reflect the simple and eternal human feelings of love, happiness, joy, and the birth of a new life. Besides, they depict the immutable laws of nature – day and night, long years of life and death. It is a reflection of the complexities of human relationships, home, family, search for the meaning of human existence and understanding the principles of the universe. And the most important thing for the artist – the integrity of the world, unbreakable deep connection of all its elements.

In addition, these unusual and ambiguous compound images and meanings which Anna creates – almost always with some subtle humor. That’s why her paintings give a strong emotional charge, hit the metaphors, and give rise to many unexpected associations.

Working in the traditional technique of oil painting, Anna, committed to diversity, experiments with various graphic means. She uses the texture and pattern of the canvas, selected specifically for the painting. Pictures of Anna – the endless story of man’s relationship with the world of harmony and joy of life in all its manifestations.

Anna Silivonchik was born in 1980 in the city of Gomel. She currently lives and works in Minsk. She graduated from the National High School of Arts in 1999, then the Belarusian State Academy of Arts in 2007. From 2008 – member of the Belarusian Union of Artists. Works by Anna Silivonchik are in the National Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Museum of Modern Art (Minsk), Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (Jersey City. United States), the funds of the Gomel palace and park ensemble of Yelabuga State Museum – Reserve (Russia). And, of course, in private collections in Belarus, Russia, France, the USA, Japan, Israel, Italy, Germany, and Poland.

Belarusian artist Anna Silivonchik

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