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).