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How Creativity Flows Through Her | Feature Interview

In an exclusive interview to Fine Art Connoisseur, the premier American publication for informed collectors, egg tempera fine artist Anastasia Elena Baranoff speaks to Andrew Webster, Editor “Fine Art Today”, reflecting on her creative process and life as an artist.

“While some artists carefully plan and execute every element within their work, others prefer a more organic creative process — like the flowing method by which ascending egg tempera painter Anastasia Elena Baranoff creates a unique fantastical world in which her emotions and experiences are shared with the viewer.”

Anastasia Elena Baranoff - At The Easel - Egg Tempera Movement

HOW CREATIVITY FLOWS THROUGH HER

By Andrew Webster

Selected Excerpts

“Fifth-generation fine artist Anastasia Elena Baranoff has undoubtedly had some incredible moments in her life, as evidenced by her fantastical and beautifully executed egg tempera paintings. Having experienced inspiration in many forms, whether moved by an idea, vision, emotion, music, or another art form, Baranoff sees herself charged with the artistic task of using her creative power to communicate her own unique world and muses.

“I truly believe that as an artist you have to be constantly open to going in new directions, exploring different themes, genres, yourself and always evolving,” she says. “When I begin, I like to put down the idea on paper and form a preparatory drawing of a composition, orchestrating my characters and developing their story and world. Once I feel I have reached what I imagined, I proceed to celebrate that idea in color. I always savor the painting process, making up the color palette as I go along. There is so much freedom of expression involved in that. The creative process, I find, is an unexplainable wonder, and the birth of a work of art is really an event. Just to think, as an artist I am bringing to life something that was not in existence before.”

Working much like a director composing a film, Baranoff orchestrates her characters on the two-dimensional stage, choosing decorations and costumes to create her imaginative works. This element ultimately touches the core of Baranoff’s artistic philosophies and goals: to be known as a storyteller, “creating imaginative worlds and taking the audience with me on exciting journeys to new, never-before-seen places”, as she asserts. “I want the viewer to be transported into a dream, a captivating realm, as far from reality as possible. An artwork should be expressive and visually compelling through the color palette, composition, and meaning; every single element of the painting has a special role, and all are connected to form a perfectly harmonious union. Ultimately, I am a traveler, an explorer in my approach to the creative process, and in my art I present my discoveries….”

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