ANASTASIA KUZNETSOVA – RUF
Anastasia Kuznetsova-Ruf was born in 1983 in Moscow (Russia).
2007 - Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov, the Russian Academy of Arts
2003 - Institute of Contemporary Art
Anastasiya Kuznetsova-Ruf represents the new generation of artists and works in the conceptual realism genre. She is a member of the Moscow Artist Union and is listed 23rd in Top 100 Young Artists of Russia (InArt, 2018). Listed among the 37 young artists in the Russian Investment Art Rating 49ART.
For 3 years Anastasiya has been a recipient of a special grant of the Russian Ministry of Culture. In 2013, Anastasiya took the 2nd prize at the Brewer J.C. Jacobsen's Portrait award “Portrait Now! - 2013” and became the first artist from Russia to do so. For more than 20 years she has been taking part in modern art exhibitions, auctions and art fairs both in Russia and abroad. Her works have been acquired by private art collectors from Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Israel, France, Italy, Russia and by the National Art Museum of China (Beijing).
Since 1996 there have been more than 60 exhibitions in which Anastasiya took part, including 10 solo exhibitions. Anastasiya collaborates with Agardh & Tornvall gallery (Stockholm, Sweden), Happy Art Museum (Riga, Latvia), La Galerie ART XXI(Geneva, Switzerland), Gallery Fine Art (Moscow, Russia).
Anastasiya works in the monochrome painting technique using tempera and charcoal pencil. Her classical art education and impeccable technique does not make her works too “academic” - the underlying idea, the characters and metaphoric expression are central to her works. Anastasiya finds symbolic meaning among the mundane and stimulates the public’s intellect with true high art.
“The most interesting to me is to find symbols of the eternal in our everyday life. I like using minimal artistic means (I almost exclusively work with charcoal) to create new forms and spaces that maximize the perception of reality. As a result, the superficially simple monochrome technique creates a complex work of art with multiple layers of both the drawing and the meaning. This aligns very well with the creative goals I set for myself: it is very important for me that viewers find multiple meanings in my works, meanings to which they can relate personally, even if the meanings they find are different from the ones I envisioned initially - to me, that is the wonder of art.”
In a Continuous fever will be | Click Here
From Holiday to Holiday | Click Here
Morality and Modernity as a stigma (Radio Kuzichev) | Click Here
Personal exhibition "From holiday to holiday" Fine Art Gallery, Moscow
Personal exhibition “Point of Growth”, Fine Art Gallery, Moscow
Personal exhibition "Moscow-Stockholm-Riga" HAPPY ART MUSEUM, Riga, Latvia
Personal exhibition "DON´T MISS", gallery Edsvik Konsthall, Sweden, Sollentuna
Personal exhibition "Don't miss", Galleri Agardh & Tornvall, Stockholm
Personal exhibition "Do not miss", Fine Art Gallery, Moscow
Personal exhibition "Manage!" In the framework of the III Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, MMSI, Moscow
"Take control!" personal exhibition, Gallery Agardh & Tornvall, Stockholm
Personal exhibition in the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, Moscow