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Thumbelina left part of the triptych

43.31"W x 37.40"H x 1.2"D

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Anastasia Russa

-Letchworth, HRT

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: thumbelina, flower, exotic flowers, exotic art, exotic, thailand, blue, beetle, yellow, young girl

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 43.31"W x 37.4"H x 1.18"D

Year Created: 2012

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As an artist, I am exploring the Lost Paradise myth with all its beauty, violence and liberation. I blend our new icons of mass-produced toys, computer-game heroes and social net symbols with the meta-narratives seen in different Mythologies.

In addition to Classical Mythology, I draw ideas from other traditions, for instance, ancient civilization in South America, as described by Levi-Strauss. These too may be juxtaposed with the contemporary PokemonGo game. Such a blending poses the question as to whether the modern world offers construction in decolonial processes or a new form of exploitation?

The Gods and Heroes of ancient mythology have mutated and are now embodied in the virtual-reality of computer games. These have become the new fetishes of mass-culture and have assumed their new "flesh" in the plastic of commercial toys. Thus I am contriving an evolution of this subject-matter, and it is this that comprises my interpretation and representation of modern History Painting.

As media for my art practice, I use traditional oil painting, but also experiment, to a considerable extent in a modernist way, by mixing different solvents and raw materials; using these to create texture as a distinctive background, an empty stage for my future figurative paintings.

I was born in 1980 in Moscow, Russia and live and work in both UK and Russia ​

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