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Audrey Anastasi
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Sunset Park



ARTIST STATEMENT: Whether the subject matter is figuration or nature, I approach all my subjects directly and unabashedly. Considering myself primarily a feminist artist, painting other women, most of my work focuses on the human face, figures, animals and nature. I prefer direct observation, and I work very rapidly. And, as with all my paintings since 1990, in my quest to discover and reveal what is most essential, the figuration works are painted almost exclusively with my non-dominant left hand. Even though recognizable as trees, I consider the birch works to be process oriented abstractions. Every painting or drawing in this series is an opportunity to be experimental, even playful, as I lay down the paint or mixed-media materials on canvas, paper, glass, or Mylar. With figurative elements, and dense repetitions, these are the forests of childhood fairytales, where one is hopelessly lost. And yet there remains a suggestion of the endless continuity and power of renewal in nature.
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  • Forest Nocturne
    2014
    acrylic on museum board
    5.5" x 9.25"

  • Mermaid
    oil on canvas

  • Untitled

  • triptych installation shot
    2014
    oil on canvas
    60" x 144"

  • Point in Time
    oil on canvas

  • Galatea
    2015
    Charcoal on Strathmore paper
    25" x 19"

  • Halo
    2015
    Mixed w metallic paint on Strathmore
    25" x 19"

  • Untitled

  • Mythic Waters
    oil on canvas

  • Bony Torso
    oil on canvas

  • Abyss
    oil on canvas

  • Night Watcher
    oil on canvas

  • Apparition of the Sybil
    oil on canvas

  • Rain of Snakes

  • Same Soul
    2013
    mixed media on paper
    22" x 28"

  • Dark Water Dawn
    mixed media on paper

  • Expulsion from Eden
    oil on canvas

  • Affliction
    oil on canvas

  • Adrift
    oil on canvas

  • Frieze: Divisions
    Installation
 








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