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Anastasia Kurakina Art

Russian, b. 1987

In both her portraits and striking figurative paintings, internationally renowned artist Anastasia Kurakina seeks to deeply probe a subject beyond what can be purely represented in a given piece.

Born in Moscow in 1987, Kurakina spent her childhood surrounded by art, poring over books about the Italian Renaissance at an early age. Her love of art led her to study at several prestigious art schools including the Academy of Fine Arts of Russia, the Academy of Fine Arts Rome, where she obtained a master’s degree in fine art and, in 2018, the Sorbonne University in Paris. 

In her figurative, abstract and interior paintings, Kurakina uses rich colors and provocative shapes to explore a bit more than what is eventually represented on the canvas. Throughout her artistic career, Kurakina’s expressive figurative and nude watercolors have garnered critical acclaim, with many critics drawing comparisons to the styles of such masters as Gustav Klimt, David Hockney and others. Since her first exhibition in Moscow in 2005, she has participated in shows around the world, including galleries and museums in Los Angeles, Mexico, London, Milan and elsewhere.

Kurakina’s works are held in the collections of the Nonantola Benedictine Museum and Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, the Centro Nazionale di Studi Manzoniani, the International Museum of Humor in Art in Tolentino and more.

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Artist: Anastasia Kurakina
Cash machine
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
limited edition hand signed print on paper "The aspects of life form my palette: sensual, psychological, olfactory, visual and instinctive. My paintings are born as a puzzle of ele...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Digital, Color

Ginger boy
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original painting on thick paperboard hand signed portrait of a boy with ginger red hair and grey eyes Kurakina“s works are a personal interiorization that matches the search for...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Tempera, Watercolor, Cardboard, Pencil

Blue Faun
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Original painting on paper. Hand signed. Anastasia Kurakina recently exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists at the Bicentennial Exhibition 2023 at the Mall Galleries in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Crayon, Ink, Oil, Tempera, Watercolor, Pencil

Maybe
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
unique piece one of a kind watercolour tempera on paper hand signed 51x41cm Artists's bio by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the human essence" As an artist, Anastasia Kuraki...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Tempera, Watercolor

exotic
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original watercolour on thick paper hand signed Collective exhibitions: 2023 London biennale, Chelsea, Old Town Hall; 2023 YICCA International art contest, Venice, finalists exhib...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Acrylic, Tempera, Watercolor

Genie
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
print on paper 220gsm limited edition hand signed 100x137cm BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for human beings....
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Color, Digital

Euge
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Art print hand signed limited edition 220msg 140x100cm ''The aspects of life form my palette: sensual, psychological, olfactory, visual and instinctive. My paintings are born as a...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Color

Dreamy faun
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
print on paper 220gsm limited edition hand signed BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina (°1987, Moscow, lives and works in London) nurtures a grea...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

C Print, Paper, Color, Digital

Angie Print
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Print Limited edition hand signed 290gsm
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Color

Girl with emerald pipe
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Original oil on canvas painting 5ox60cm 2023 The aspects of life form my palette: sensual, psychological, olfactory, visual and instinctive. My paintings are born as a puzzle...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil, Tempera

Sleeping princess
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Art print on paper hand signed limited edition 100x190cm 220msg Anastasia Kurakina's BIO by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the human essence" As an artist, Anastasia Kurakin...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Color, Digital

Charlie
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
"Charlie" art print limited edition hand signed 220msg paper 162x100cm BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina (°1987, Moscow, lives and works in Lond...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Color, Digital

Margo
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original print on paper 220 msg hand signed 160x100cm (62x39inches) BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina (°1987, Moscow, lives and works in London) ...
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2010s Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

C Print, Paper, Color, Digital

Cactus
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
print on paper hand signed 220gsm limited edition 100x137cm BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina (°1987, Moscow, lives and works in London) nurtures...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, C Print, Color, Digital

Winner
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina (lives and works in London) nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinated by the complex psychology of e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil

Platinum pink
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
watercolour on paper painting one of a kind 2023 hand signed Anastasia Kurakina Art education: 2018 Sorbonne University, Paris 2014 – MA Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of R...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

Marat
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original oil painting on canvas painted from life BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina (lives and works in London) nurtures a great fondness for huma...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Realist Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Denny
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
portrait of a boy oil on canvas BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina (lives and works in London) nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Cotton Canvas, Oil

Blue boy
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Original watercolour, oil, pencil, tempera on paper 29,5x22cm 2023 hand signed BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina (lives and works in London) n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Oil, Watercolor

Katusha
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original watercolour 17x30cm Artists's bio by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the human essence" As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinated by the complex psychology of each individual, she repeatedly tries to capture those characteristics that define our uniqueness. This is why she prefers to work from living models. 'If someone is sitting in front of me, I can feel that person much more intensely and arrive at a fascinating pose while talking. I find it even more interesting to portray people in their own environment, because their homes often reveal a lot about who they are,' Kurakina says. Although she also works on commission, Kurakina does not shy away from addressing people who fascinate her on the street. In this sense, her - main - hometown of London is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. 'Londoners come from everywhere, and often dress very personally. Moreover, on the street you often see people from different backgrounds walking together. That contrast reinforces their individuality. I have a fondness for people who are not too perfect and who radiate a kind of suffering. I find it fascinating to try to capture that inner struggle, and so give my portrait more depth. Through their eyes, I can capture the soul of each person.' Each portrait starts with the eyes and a few rough, black outlines. These define the image, which then gradually emerges naturally. 'It's like walking in the mist, and the image gradually becomes clearer and clearer. The fact that I myself don't know exactly what will happen makes it fascinating. I only see myself as a participant in a creative process. The colours also arise intuitively and are dictated by the state of mind of the person I am portraying. I pay attention to the smallest details and emotional reactions, and try to translate them into an individual portrait,' Kurakina says. 'Thanks to this psychological analysis, my paintings show emotions that people never experience in the mirror or through a photograph. What they try to hide, I deepen and make visible. I try to penetrate to the essence of their being. Although that scares some people, there is no need for it. Because as Picasso said: in the end, every artist portrays himself first and foremost.' Pure magic Although she works with various techniques and materials, Kurakina's preference is for watercolour on paper. 'I love the directness of watercolour. Every painterly gesture is definitive, and therefore surprising. Moreover, watercolour allows you to leave a large part of the background white, so the image dialogues with the background and, thanks to its transparency, acquires a certain lightness. Although I sometimes dare to apply a few strokes of oil paint, as a solid counterbalance to the soft watercolours.' 'Like Henri Matisse and Italian Renaissance painters like Giotto, I experiment with the vibrant power of colours, trying to leave academic knowledge behind. Like Egon Schiele, I play with framing, making my characters seem to want to escape from their frame. Each new work arises instinctively, and is also a discovery for me every time. If other people experience the same emotions afterwards, that is pure magic.' text by private Walls Gallery In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinated by the complex psychology of each individual, she repeatedly tries to capture those characteristics that define our uniqueness. This is why she prefers to work from living models. 'If someone is sitting in front of me, I can feel that person much more intensely and arrive at a fascinating pose while talking. I find it even more interesting to portray people in their own environment, because their homes often reveal a lot about who they are,' Kurakina says. Although she also works on commission, Kurakina does not shy away from addressing people who fascinate her on the street. In this sense, her - main - hometown of London is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. 'Londoners come from everywhere, and often dress very personally. Moreover, on the street you often see people from different backgrounds walking together. That contrast reinforces their individuality. I have a fondness for people who are not too perfect and who radiate a kind of suffering. I find it fascinating to try to capture that inner struggle, and so give my portrait more depth. Through their eyes, I can capture the soul of each person.' Each portrait starts with the eyes and a few rough, black outlines. These define the image, which then gradually emerges naturally. 'It's like walking in the mist, and the image gradually becomes clearer and clearer. The fact that I myself don't know exactly what will happen makes it fascinating. I only see myself as a participant in a creative process. The colours also arise intuitively and are dictated by the state of mind of the person I am portraying. I pay attention to the smallest details and emotional reactions, and try to translate them into an individual portrait,' Kurakina says. 'Thanks to this psychological analysis, my paintings show emotions that people never experience in the mirror or through a photograph. What they try to hide, I deepen and make visible. I try to penetrate to the essence of their being. Although that scares some people, there is no need for it. Because as Picasso said: in the end, every artist portrays himself first and foremost.' Pure magic Although she works with various techniques and materials, Kurakina's preference is for watercolour on paper. 'I love the directness of watercolour. Every painterly gesture is definitive, and therefore surprising. Moreover, watercolour allows you to leave a large part of the background white, so the image dialogues with the background and, thanks to its transparency, acquires a certain lightness. Although I sometimes dare to apply a few strokes of oil paint, as a solid counterbalance to the soft watercolours.' 'Like Henri Matisse and Italian Renaissance painters like Giotto, I experiment with the vibrant power of colours, trying to leave academic knowledge behind. Like Egon Schiele, I play with framing, making my characters seem to want to escape from their frame. Each new work arises instinctively, and is also a discovery for me every time. If other people experience the same emotions afterwards, that is pure magic.' text by private Walls Gallery Anastasia Kurakina recently exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists at the Bicentennial Exhibition 2023 at the Mall Galleries in London, YICCA Contemporary Art Prize 2023 in Venice,Italy, London Biennale 2023 in London, Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2023. She was one of the best 50 portrait artist in the world selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery London in 2017. Her drawings are included at the Vatican Museum collection of contemporary art. Kurakina“s works are a personal interiorization that matches the search for a deeper meaning, beyond visible reality. Her”s is a desire to go beyond the pure representation of reality, a need to tell something that goes beyond the external aspect, that something that speaks of the inner part of those who are portrayed. Portrait of a girl and a boy with pink poodle Original painting on canvas. Love Hunter after a the fields of passion and pleasure. Note the juxtaposition in the top left hand corner, where the hunter becomes the hunted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vienna Secession Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Watercolor, Tempera, Paper

Fenix
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Original oil,watercolour painting on on paper hand signed 17x30cm watercolor oil painting on paper one of a kind hand signed BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Crayon, Oil, Watercolor

Sunrise
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
limited edition print one of a kind 100x134cm 220msg hand signed
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2010s Abstract Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, C Print, Color

Love
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
oil on canvas hand signed framed
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2010s Surrealist Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Oil

Emerald boy
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
art print on paper limited edition hand signed 50x30cm 290msg Kurakina“s works are a personal interiorization that matches the search for a deeper meaning, beyond visible reality. ...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Color, Digital

Musical girl
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original artwork on paper hand signed
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Pencil, Watercolor, Tempera, Ink, Paper

Desire print
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
limite edition print on paper hand signed 100x134cm Ocean ,nature, travel inspirations. 2024 voyages in Mladives, Sri Lanka, Malasyia and Bali.
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

C Print, Color, Paper

Latte
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original painting on thick paper 51x41cm one of a kind hand signed. Artists's bio by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the human essence" As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinated by the complex psychology of each individual, she repeatedly tries to capture those characteristics that define our uniqueness. This is why she prefers to work from living models. 'If someone is sitting in front of me, I can feel that person much more intensely and arrive at a fascinating pose while talking. I find it even more interesting to portray people in their own environment, because their homes often reveal a lot about who they are,' Kurakina says. Although she also works on commission, Kurakina does not shy away from addressing people who fascinate her on the street. In this sense, her - main - hometown of London is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. 'Londoners come from everywhere, and often dress very personally. Moreover, on the street you often see people from different backgrounds walking together. That contrast reinforces their individuality. I have a fondness for people who are not too perfect and who radiate a kind of suffering. I find it fascinating to try to capture that inner struggle, and so give my portrait more depth. Through their eyes, I can capture the soul of each person.' Each portrait starts with the eyes and a few rough, black outlines. These define the image, which then gradually emerges naturally. 'It's like walking in the mist, and the image gradually becomes clearer and clearer. The fact that I myself don't know exactly what will happen makes it fascinating. I only see myself as a participant in a creative process. The colours also arise intuitively and are dictated by the state of mind of the person I am portraying. I pay attention to the smallest details and emotional reactions, and try to translate them into an individual portrait,' Kurakina says. 'Thanks to this psychological analysis, my paintings show emotions that people never experience in the mirror or through a photograph. What they try to hide, I deepen and make visible. I try to penetrate to the essence of their being. Although that scares some people, there is no need for it. Because as Picasso said: in the end, every artist portrays himself first and foremost.' Pure magic Although she works with various techniques and materials, Kurakina's preference is for watercolour on paper. 'I love the directness of watercolour. Every painterly gesture is definitive, and therefore surprising. Moreover, watercolour allows you to leave a large part of the background white, so the image dialogues with the background and, thanks to its transparency, acquires a certain lightness. Although I sometimes dare to apply a few strokes of oil paint, as a solid counterbalance to the soft watercolours.' 'Like Henri Matisse and Italian Renaissance painters like Giotto, I experiment with the vibrant power of colours, trying to leave academic knowledge behind. Like Egon Schiele, I play with framing, making my characters seem to want to escape from their frame. Each new work arises instinctively, and is also a discovery for me every time. If other people experience the same emotions afterwards, that is pure magic.' text by private Walls Gallery In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinated by the complex psychology of each individual, she repeatedly tries to capture those characteristics that define our uniqueness. This is why she prefers to work from living models. 'If someone is sitting in front of me, I can feel that person much more intensely and arrive at a fascinating pose while talking. I find it even more interesting to portray people in their own environment, because their homes often reveal a lot about who they are,' Kurakina says. Although she also works on commission, Kurakina does not shy away from addressing people who fascinate her on the street. In this sense, her - main - hometown of London is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. 'Londoners come from everywhere, and often dress very personally. Moreover, on the street you often see people from different backgrounds walking together. That contrast reinforces their individuality. I have a fondness for people who are not too perfect and who radiate a kind of suffering. I find it fascinating to try to capture that inner struggle, and so give my portrait more depth. Through their eyes, I can capture the soul of each person.' Each portrait starts with the eyes and a few rough, black outlines. These define the image, which then gradually emerges naturally. 'It's like walking in the mist, and the image gradually becomes clearer and clearer. The fact that I myself don't know exactly what will happen makes it fascinating. I only see myself as a participant in a creative process. The colours also arise intuitively and are dictated by the state of mind of the person I am portraying. I pay attention to the smallest details and emotional reactions, and try to translate them into an individual portrait,' Kurakina says. 'Thanks to this psychological analysis, my paintings show emotions that people never experience in the mirror or through a photograph. What they try to hide, I deepen and make visible. I try to penetrate to the essence of their being. Although that scares some people, there is no need for it. Because as Picasso said: in the end, every artist portrays himself first and foremost.' Pure magic Although she works with various techniques and materials, Kurakina's preference is for watercolour on paper. 'I love the directness of watercolour. Every painterly gesture is definitive, and therefore surprising. Moreover, watercolour allows you to leave a large part of the background white, so the image dialogues with the background and, thanks to its transparency, acquires a certain lightness. Although I sometimes dare to apply a few strokes of oil paint, as a solid counterbalance to the soft watercolours.' 'Like Henri Matisse and Italian Renaissance painters like Giotto, I experiment with the vibrant power of colours, trying to leave academic knowledge behind. Like Egon Schiele, I play with framing, making my characters seem to want to escape from their frame. Each new work arises instinctively, and is also a discovery for me every time. If other people experience the same emotions afterwards, that is pure magic.' text by private Walls Gallery Anastasia Kurakina recently exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists at the Bicentennial Exhibition 2023 at the Mall Galleries in London, YICCA Contemporary Art Prize 2023 in Venice,Italy, London Biennale 2023 in London, Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2023. She was one of the best 50 portrait artist in the world selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery London in 2017. Her drawings are included at the Vatican Museum collection of contemporary art. Kurakina“s works are a personal interiorization that matches the search for a deeper meaning, beyond visible reality. Her”s is a desire to go beyond the pure representation of reality, a need to tell something that goes beyond the external aspect, that something that speaks of the inner part of those who are portrayed. Portrait of a girl and a boy with pink poodle Original painting on canvas. Love Hunter after a the fields of passion and pleasure. Note the juxtaposition in the top left hand corner, where the hunter becomes the hunted one...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Tempera, Watercolor

circles
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
watercolor on paper on paper hand signed one of a kind circles of joy Anastasia Kurakina BIO by Private Walls Gallery: In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Ku...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Geometric Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Watercolor

happiness happens
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
print on paper LIMITED EDITION hand signed Anastasia Kurakina Art education: 2018 Sorbonne University, Paris 2014 – MA Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome; 2012 – Acad...
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2010s Abstract Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, C Print, Color, Digital

Elly Print
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
limited edition print hand signed Anastasia Kurakina's BIO by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the human essence" As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness fo...
Category

15th Century and Earlier Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Digital, Color, Paper

Winter fairy teller
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
watercolour on paper hand signed one of a kind BIO by Private Walls Gallery: In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for hum...
Category

2010s Vienna Secession Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Pencil

Portrait of a girl
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original painting one of a kind hand signed Portrait 2016 is an original and beautiful watercolour realized by Anastasia Kurakina in 2016. The picture is on a white 350g Fabriano p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Realist Anastasia Kurakina Art

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Lovers
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
76x102cm hand signed 2023 oil on canvas painting 'The aspects of life form my palette: sensual, psychological, olfactory, visual and instinctive. My paintings are born as a puzzle of elements of various kinds: the flavors of the dishes, the laughter of a child, the spots on the fur of a hare fleeing in the woods, the reflection of the sunset in the glass of a lemon juice. These elements are not faithfully reproduced on the canvas but are transformed very often and unpredictably into another substance: the flavor appears as a silhouette of a dancer, the laughter of a child becomes a pink cloak of this dancer, the color of the hare become her hair that shines in the light of day and the sun reflected in the orange juice inspires me to make a sand under the feet of this dancer. I am looking for a new interpretation of the visible' BIO by Private Walls Gallery: In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinated by the complex psychology of each individual, she repeatedly tries to capture those characteristics that define our uniqueness. This is why she prefers to work from living models. 'If someone is sitting in front of me, I can feel that person much more intensely and arrive at a fascinating pose while talking. I find it even more interesting to portray people in their own environment, because their homes often reveal a lot about who they are,' Kurakina says. Although she also works on commission, Kurakina does not shy away from addressing people who fascinate her on the street. In this sense, her - main - hometown of London is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. 'Londoners come from everywhere, and often dress very personally. Moreover, on the street you often see people from different backgrounds walking together. That contrast reinforces their individuality. I have a fondness for people who are not too perfect and who radiate a kind of suffering. I find it fascinating to try to capture that inner struggle, and so give my portrait more depth. Through their eyes, I can capture the soul of each person.' Each portrait starts with the eyes and a few rough, black outlines. These define the image, which then gradually emerges naturally. 'It's like walking in the mist, and the image gradually becomes clearer and clearer. The fact that I myself don't know exactly what will happen makes it fascinating. I only see myself as a participant in a creative process. The colours also arise intuitively and are dictated by the state of mind of the person I am portraying. I pay attention to the smallest details and emotional reactions, and try to translate them into an individual portrait,' Kurakina says. 'Thanks to this psychological analysis, my paintings show emotions that people never experience in the mirror or through a photograph. What they try to hide, I deepen and make visible. I try to penetrate to the essence of their being. Although that scares some people, there is no need for it. Because as Picasso said: in the end, every artist portrays himself first and foremost.' Pure magic Although she works with various techniques and materials, Kurakina's preference is for watercolour on paper. 'I love the directness of watercolour. Every painterly gesture is definitive, and therefore surprising. Moreover, watercolour allows you to leave a large part of the background white, so the image dialogues with the background and, thanks to its transparency, acquires a certain lightness. Although I sometimes dare to apply a few strokes of oil paint, as a solid counterbalance to the soft watercolours.' 'Like Henri Matisse and Italian Renaissance painters like Giotto, I experiment with the vibrant power of colours, trying to leave academic knowledge behind. Like Egon Schiele, I play with framing, making my characters seem to want to escape from their frame. Each new work arises instinctively, and is also a discovery for me every time. If other people experience the same emotions afterwards, that is pure magic.' text by private Walls Gallery In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinated by the complex psychology of each individual, she repeatedly tries to capture those characteristics that define our uniqueness. This is why she prefers to work from living models. 'If someone is sitting in front of me, I can feel that person much more intensely and arrive at a fascinating pose while talking. I find it even more interesting to portray people in their own environment, because their homes often reveal a lot about who they are,' Kurakina says. Although she also works on commission, Kurakina does not shy away from addressing people who fascinate her on the street. In this sense, her - main - hometown of London is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. 'Londoners come from everywhere, and often dress very personally. Moreover, on the street you often see people from different backgrounds walking together. That contrast reinforces their individuality. I have a fondness for people who are not too perfect and who radiate a kind of suffering. I find it fascinating to try to capture that inner struggle, and so give my portrait more depth. Through their eyes, I can capture the soul of each person.' Each portrait starts with the eyes and a few rough, black outlines. These define the image, which then gradually emerges naturally. 'It's like walking in the mist, and the image gradually becomes clearer and clearer. The fact that I myself don't know exactly what will happen makes it fascinating. I only see myself as a participant in a creative process. The colours also arise intuitively and are dictated by the state of mind of the person I am portraying. I pay attention to the smallest details and emotional reactions, and try to translate them into an individual portrait,' Kurakina says. 'Thanks to this psychological analysis, my paintings show emotions that people never experience in the mirror or through a photograph. What they try to hide, I deepen and make visible. I try to penetrate to the essence of their being. Although that scares some people, there is no need for it. Because as Picasso said: in the end, every artist portrays himself first and foremost.' Pure magic Although she works with various techniques and materials, Kurakina's preference is for watercolour on paper. 'I love the directness of watercolour. Every painterly gesture is definitive, and therefore surprising. Moreover, watercolour allows you to leave a large part of the background white, so the image dialogues with the background and, thanks to its transparency, acquires a certain lightness. Although I sometimes dare to apply a few strokes of oil paint, as a solid counterbalance to the soft watercolours.' 'Like Henri Matisse and Italian Renaissance painters like Giotto, I experiment with the vibrant power of colours, trying to leave academic knowledge behind. Like Egon Schiele, I play with framing, making my characters seem to want to escape from their frame. Each new work arises instinctively, and is also a discovery for me every time. If other people experience the same emotions afterwards, that is pure magic.' text by private Walls Gallery Anastasia Kurakina recently exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists at the Bicentennial Exhibition 2023 at the Mall Galleries in London, YICCA Contemporary Art Prize 2023 in Venice,Italy, London Biennale 2023 in London, Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2023. She was one of the best 50 portrait artist in the world selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery London in 2017. Her drawings are included at the Vatican Museum collection of contemporary art. Kurakina“s works are a personal interiorization that matches the search for a deeper meaning, beyond visible reality. Her”s is a desire to go beyond the pure representation of reality, a need to tell something that goes beyond the external aspect, that something that speaks of the inner part of those who are portrayed. Portrait of a girl and a boy with pink poodle Original painting on canvas. Love Hunter after a the fields of passion and pleasure. Note the juxtaposition in the top left hand corner, where the hunter becomes the hunted one, chased by a fox.Yet, he is marked as a Number 1. Fields of love...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Canvas, Oil, Tempera

Nude Elly Print
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
one of a kind limited edition hand signed 290msg paper 2023 Kurakina“s works are a personal interiorization that matches the search for a deeper meaning, beyond visible reali...
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2010s Vienna Secession Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, C Print, Color, Digital

Daisy
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Original watercolor on paper one of a kind hand signed Anastasia Kurakina is an internationally renowned visual artist who has already had over ten years of experience. To date,...
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2010s Expressionist Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Tempera, Watercolor, Paper

Blue Faun Print
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
print limited editon hand signed 2023 "The aspects of life form my palette: sensual, psychological, olfactory, visual and instinctive. My paintings are born as a puzzle of elements ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vienna Secession Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Color, C Print

margarita
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
one-of-a-kind watercolour on paper 2023 hand signed unframed "The aspects of life form my palette: sensual, psychological, olfactory, visual and instinctive. My paintings are born as a puzzle of elements of various kinds: the flavors of the dishes, the laughter of a child, the spots on the fur of a hare fleeing in the woods, the reflection of the sunset in the glass of a lemon juice. These elements are not faithfully reproduced on the canvas but are transformed very often and unpredictably into another substance: the flavor appears as a silhouette of a dancer, the laughter of a child becomes a pink cloak of this dancer, the color of the hare become her hair that shines in the light of day and the sun reflected in the orange juice inspires me to make a sand under the feet of this dancer. I am looking for a new interpretation of the visible" Collective exhibitions: 2023 London biennale, Chelsea, Old Town Hall; 2023 YICCA International art contest, Venice, finalists exhibition; 2023-Royal Society of British Artists Bicentennial Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London,UK; 2023 - London, UK, Sunny Art Award International exhibition finalist; 2023 -Royal British Painters Society, Mall Galleries exhibition, London, UK; 2019 – London, UK Royal Watercolor Society’s Contemporary Watercolor Competition, Bankside gallery; 2018 – Edinburgh, UK, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Award; 2017 – Vatican, Vatican Museums, “Antico Presente” exhibition; 2017 – London, UK, Sunny Art Award exhibition, finalist Sunny Art Center; 2017 – Exeter, UK, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, BP Portrait Award; 2017 – London, UK, National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Award; 2017 – London, Works on paper Art Fair, Royal Geographic Society; 2016 – Rome, live painting at Brasilian Embassy at Simone Ghera’s “Dance inside Brasil” exhibition; 2016 – Oxford, UK, Oxford International Art Fair; 2015 – Mexico, MUMEDI Mexican Museum of Design; 2015 – Cambridge, UK, Cambridge International Art Fair; 2015 – Rome, Museum of Contemporary art MACRO; 2013 – Los Angeles, La luz de Jesus Gallery; 2013 – Shanghai, International Art Fair of Contemporary Art; 2013 – Rome, Embassy of Iraq, Embassy of Egypt; 2013 – Venice, Arte Laguna Prize’s exhibition at Venice’s Arsenal; 2012 – Rome, «Green blood»at Dorothy Circus...
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2010s Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Watercolor, Paper

Circus girl
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
painting on paper one -of-a -kind hand signed Anastasia Kurakina's BIO by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the human essence" As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a grea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vienna Secession Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Watercolor

Fashion
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original painting on thick paper hand signed Anastasia Kurakina's BIO by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the human essence" As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a gr...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Watercolor, Tempera, Oil, Crayon, Paper

Kiss
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
sculpture ceramic golden leaf hand signed Anastasia Kurakina's BIO by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the human essence" As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fo...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Gold Leaf

Flower lady
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
oil on canvas painting, hand signed one of a kind wooden frame included portrait of a flower lady.All the flowers and their perfume are to be found within her,It depends on her moo...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Oil, Canvas

Flight
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
limited edition hand signed '"The aspects of life form my palette: sensual, psychological, olfactory, visual and instinctive. My paintings are born as a puzzle of elements of vari...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Digital, Laser

Pomegranate Print
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
print limited edition, hand signed 290gsm Kurakina“s works are a personal interiorization that matches the search for a deeper meaning, beyond visible reality. Her”s is a desire ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Digital, Color, Paper

Dame
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
art print 65x50cm limited edition hand signed "The aspects of life form my palette: sensual, psychological, olfactory, visual and instinctive. My paintings are born as a puzzle of e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Digital, Paper, Color

Joker
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original watercolour painting on paper one of a kind hand signed As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina ( lives and works in London) nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascina...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Tempera, Paper, Watercolor

Corall Print
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
print limited edition print hand signed 300gsm original watercolour on paper is available upon request Anastasia Kurakina's BIO by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the huma...
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2010s Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Color, Digital

Milk
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Original tempera watercolor on paper 51x41cm hand signed AAnastasia Kurakina's BIO by Private Walls Gallery: "In search of the human essence" As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Tempera, Watercolor

nu
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
Art print limited edition hand signed 220gsm BIO In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina (°1987, Moscow, lives and works in London) nurtures a great fondnes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Color, Paper, Digital

laughing girl
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
original watercolour on paper 28x38cm hand signed 2023 happiness happens The soul of Anastasia Kurakina has always been nourished by the sacred fire of art, so much so that even before starting to walk she was surrounded by art in all its forms. The artist recalls that at an early age she loved to spend hours and hours leafing through art books of the Italian Renaissance, contemplating the beauty and mastery of the cornerstones of art history. Kurakina since the age of three has always known that she would become a painter and, from that moment on, that great passion has always been well rooted and present in her state of mind. In her works we can find many memories of the great masters of contemporary art including Modigliani, Morandi, Bacon, Hockney, Van Gogh, Klimt, Schiele… , proof of her commendable craftsmanship and progressive stylistic evolution. Each work of Kurakina has a history and its development in which she is not only the creator but she participates in the creative process of which result she is quite unaware,and Anastasia loves to continually surprise herself with her own creations. Anastasia Kurakina's art has majestically brought together the very best of expressionism, art-nouveau and post-impressionism. Her paintings and art prints are unique emotional voyages, a secret self-mirror, destined to exclusive and selective collectors, created for a spectator who dares to face the real art, who follows his own heart and experience without questioning and consulting it with those who built up an art market web. BIO by Private Walls Gallery: In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinated by the complex psychology of each individual, she repeatedly tries to capture those characteristics that define our uniqueness. This is why she prefers to work from living models. 'If someone is sitting in front of me, I can feel that person much more intensely and arrive at a fascinating pose while talking. I find it even more interesting to portray people in their own environment, because their homes often reveal a lot about who they are,' Kurakina says. Although she also works on commission, Kurakina does not shy away from addressing people who fascinate her on the street. In this sense, her - main - hometown of London is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. 'Londoners come from everywhere, and often dress very personally. Moreover, on the street you often see people from different backgrounds walking together. That contrast reinforces their individuality. I have a fondness for people who are not too perfect and who radiate a kind of suffering. I find it fascinating to try to capture that inner struggle, and so give my portrait more depth. Through their eyes, I can capture the soul of each person.' Each portrait starts with the eyes and a few rough, black outlines. These define the image, which then gradually emerges naturally. 'It's like walking in the mist, and the image gradually becomes clearer and clearer. The fact that I myself don't know exactly what will happen makes it fascinating. I only see myself as a participant in a creative process. The colours also arise intuitively and are dictated by the state of mind of the person I am portraying. I pay attention to the smallest details and emotional reactions, and try to translate them into an individual portrait,' Kurakina says. 'Thanks to this psychological analysis, my paintings show emotions that people never experience in the mirror or through a photograph. What they try to hide, I deepen and make visible. I try to penetrate to the essence of their being. Although that scares some people, there is no need for it. Because as Picasso said: in the end, every artist portrays himself first and foremost.' Pure magic Although she works with various techniques and materials, Kurakina's preference is for watercolour on paper. 'I love the directness of watercolour. Every painterly gesture is definitive, and therefore surprising. Moreover, watercolour allows you to leave a large part of the background white, so the image dialogues with the background and, thanks to its transparency, acquires a certain lightness. Although I sometimes dare to apply a few strokes of oil paint, as a solid counterbalance to the soft watercolours.' 'Like Henri Matisse and Italian Renaissance painters like Giotto, I experiment with the vibrant power of colours, trying to leave academic knowledge behind. Like Egon Schiele, I play with framing, making my characters seem to want to escape from their frame. Each new work arises instinctively, and is also a discovery for me every time. If other people experience the same emotions afterwards, that is pure magic.' text by private Walls Gallery In search of the human essence As an artist, Anastasia Kurakina nurtures a great fondness for human beings. Fascinated by the complex psychology of each individual, she repeatedly tries to capture those characteristics that define our uniqueness. This is why she prefers to work from living models. 'If someone is sitting in front of me, I can feel that person much more intensely and arrive at a fascinating pose while talking. I find it even more interesting to portray people in their own environment, because their homes often reveal a lot about who they are,' Kurakina says. Although she also works on commission, Kurakina does not shy away from addressing people who fascinate her on the street. In this sense, her - main - hometown of London is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. 'Londoners come from everywhere, and often dress very personally. Moreover, on the street you often see people from different backgrounds walking together. That contrast reinforces their individuality. I have a fondness for people who are not too perfect and who radiate a kind of suffering. I find it fascinating to try to capture that inner struggle, and so give my portrait more depth. Through their eyes, I can capture the soul of each person.' Each portrait starts with the eyes and a few rough, black outlines. These define the image, which then gradually emerges naturally. 'It's like walking in the mist, and the image gradually becomes clearer and clearer. The fact that I myself don't know exactly what will happen makes it fascinating. I only see myself as a participant in a creative process. The colours also arise intuitively and are dictated by the state of mind of the person I am portraying. I pay attention to the smallest details and emotional reactions, and try to translate them into an individual portrait,' Kurakina says. 'Thanks to this psychological analysis, my paintings show emotions that people never experience in the mirror or through a photograph. What they try to hide, I deepen and make visible. I try to penetrate to the essence of their being. Although that scares some people, there is no need for it. Because as Picasso said: in the end, every artist portrays himself first and foremost.' Pure magic Although she works with various techniques and materials, Kurakina's preference is for watercolour on paper. 'I love the directness of watercolour. Every painterly gesture is definitive, and therefore surprising. Moreover, watercolour allows you to leave a large part of the background white, so the image dialogues with the background and, thanks to its transparency, acquires a certain lightness. Although I sometimes dare to apply a few strokes of oil paint, as a solid counterbalance to the soft watercolours.' 'Like Henri Matisse and Italian Renaissance painters like Giotto, I experiment with the vibrant power of colours, trying to leave academic knowledge behind. Like Egon Schiele, I play with framing, making my characters seem to want to escape from their frame. Each new work arises instinctively, and is also a discovery for me every time. If other people experience the same emotions afterwards, that is pure magic.' text by private Walls Gallery Anastasia Kurakina recently exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists at the Bicentennial Exhibition 2023 at the Mall Galleries in London, YICCA Contemporary Art Prize 2023 in Venice,Italy, London Biennale 2023 in London, Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2023. She was one of the best 50 portrait artist in the world selected for the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery London in 2017. Her drawings are included at the Vatican Museum collection of contemporary art. Kurakina“s works are a personal interiorization that matches the search for a deeper meaning, beyond visible reality. Her”s is a desire to go beyond the pure representation of reality, a need to tell something that goes beyond the external aspect, that something that speaks of the inner part of those who are portrayed. Portrait of a girl and a boy with pink poodle Original painting on canvas. Love Hunter after a the fields of passion and pleasure. Note the juxtaposition in the top left hand corner, where the hunter becomes the hunted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vienna Secession Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Paper, Watercolor, Color Pencil

Nude Debris
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
art print limited edition 2023 100x100cm 220msg Anastasia Kurakina is an internationally renowned visual artist who has already had over ten years of experience, having inaugurated...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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C Print, Digital, Color, Paper

Juice me up! - Oil on Canvas by Anastasia Kurakina - 2018
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in Roma, IT
Juice me up! is a fine oil on canvas realized in 2018 by Anastasia Kurakina. Signed and dated in ink on higher right margin. This original painting explores the common Kurakina's...
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2010s Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Oil, Canvas

king
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in London, GB
a poirtrait of a blue king original painting hand signed Anastasia Kurakina lives and works in London. Her art for her is an adventure, a magic process in which she takes part as...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vienna Secession Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Tempera, Paper, Watercolor

A Woman - Oil on Canvas by Anastasia Kurakina - 2018
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in Roma, IT
A woman is a contemporary artwork, realized in 2018 by the emerging artist Anastasia Kurakina. Mixed colored watercolor and china ink drawing on panel. Good conditions. Hand signe...
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2010s Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Oil, Canvas

Male Portrait - Oil on Canvas by Anastasia Kurakina - 2011
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in Roma, IT
Male Portrait is a wonderful original oil painting on canvas, realized by the Russian emerging artist, Anastasia Kurakina in 2011. Signed and dated i n blue ink on the back at the ...
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2010s Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Oil, Canvas

Splash - Oil on Canvas by Anastasia Kurakina - 2015
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in Roma, IT
Splash is an amusing and ironic original oil painting realized in 2015 by Anastasia Kurakina . Signed and dated in red China ink on the lower left margin. In good conditions. This...
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2010s Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Oil, Canvas

Dea (Goddess) - Oil on Canvas by Anastasia Kurakina - 2012
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in Roma, IT
Dea Goddess is a beautiful original oil on canvas realized in 2011 by Anastasia Kurakina . Signed and dated on the lower right margin. Good conditions. This original painting expl...
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2010s Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Canvas, Oil

Francesco - Oil on Canvas by Anastasia Kurakina - 2015
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in Roma, IT
Francesco is a superb original oil on canvas realized in 2015 by Anastasia Kurakina . Signed and dated on the lower right margin. In excellent conditions. This Contemporary artw...
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2010s Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Oil, Canvas

Portrait of a Boy - Oil on Canvas by Anastasia Kurakina - 2010s
By Anastasia Kurakina
Located in Roma, IT
Portrait of a boy is an original contemporary artwork, realized in 2010s by the emerging artist Anastasia Kurakina. Mixed colored oil painting on canvas. Good conditions Not signed.
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2010s Contemporary Anastasia Kurakina Art

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Oil, Canvas

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