Art by Anastasia Bay fea­tured dur­ing MA Festival 2023

Anastasia Bay

The stun­ning art­works of artist Anastasia Bay will be fea­tured in the print mate­ri­als of the 60th edi­tion of MA Festival. 

Anastasia Bay (b. 1988, France) lives and works in Brussels. In 2012 she grad­u­at­ed from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris under François Boisrond, and she has already exhib­it­ed through­out Europe, China and the United States.

The paint­ings of Anastasia Bay are based on art his­to­ry, mythol­o­gy and pop­u­lar images and bear wit­ness to a fren­zy that is grip­ping con­tem­po­rary visu­al cul­ture. The mys­te­ri­ous, some­times dis­turb­ing char­ac­ters are cap­tured in ani­mat­ed move­ments, where­by the lines of their bare­ly sketched bod­ies and faces blur.

Her paint­ings depict human fig­ures in a way that is rem­i­nis­cent of both fres­cos and comics. The cross-pol­li­na­tion of ref­er­ences in her oeu­vre — such as the com­bi­na­tion of clas­si­cal his­to­ry with con­tem­po­rary cul­ture, and sport with lit­er­a­ture — makes it unique. The paint­ings are often large in for­mat; com­posed of sketchy con­tours that are filled in a vari­ety of ways, against a more uni­form­ly coloured back­ground. In 2022 she made her first sculp­ture in bronze, in which she remains true to her typ­i­cal visu­al lan­guage.

Her recent exhi­bi­tions include: The Awakening of the Caryatids” (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2022); Allez Allez”, Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Paris (2022); LEAF”, Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels (2021); One Hundred Ghost Stories” (solo), Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels (2021); Zillions Forefathers”, The White House Gallery, Lovenjoel (2021); Paintings” Portraits (duo met Armen
Eloyan), BÜRO, Basel (2021); Can’t Bust’em” (solo), Galerie Derouillon, Paris (2021).