Anna Ravliuc artworks are like grand spectacle of opera, with classic scenography and modern music; a cascade of lights and colours, shapes and thoughts captured in a mysterious gesture. Anna is a student of Russian art school, her works have been exhibited frequently in art galleries across Europe and the US, with over 30 personal and 70 group exhibitions. Currently, Anna lives and works in London.
I very cautiously approach the matter of oil painting technique knowing that only in this way I can assure a long future life to my works. I have studied the old masters technique for a long time, afterward applying it in my works.
Oil painting has a unique opportunity to simulate volumetric texture through brushstrokes and glazing, increasing their optical properties. With oil and varnish on canvas, I craft my multi-layered approach that includes scratching, paint spatter and colourful pattern work, which give unusual depth to the works, purity and brilliance to the colours.
As painting technique, I combine both, the classic ‘Italian method’ and the Modernist tradition. Clean, deep colours help me express more accurately and succinctly thoughts, and do not disrupt the harmony of the painting, even if contrasting colours are side by side.
Working for my flowers I am trying not simply show how the flower looks, but I would like to convey the feelings and the fascination I have experienced looking at it, smelling it, or waiting for it to bloom. The flower for me is not a simple ‘it’ but mostly ‘she’ or ‘he’ with its story of Love.
At first glance it seems that in my artworks, different subjects are approached: not only harlequins emerge from the canvases, but also landscapes, angels and flowers come to light. Nevertheless, all the themes are emphasized by their own original musicality.