Statement

Artist Statement

ActiveBase Art engages with social and environmental discourse to visually respond to the effects of humanity on the planet.
This is done in multidisciplinary actions. Anna's artwork takes two diverse forms; Elegant and ecological paintings are juxtaposed with internet art and activism.
ActiveBase Art paintings are predominantly organic subjects, displayed with a colour pallet which reflects the aesthetic of the information age. Anna's combinations of materials are inspired by her scientific background and a passionate understanding of their properties. Using translucent layers of acrylic colour upon flexible canvas, Anna has been able to develop a Genuine Profile methodology, in which the work is initiated by putting the canvas on to the physical subject to capture the naturally occurring shapes. This is further enhanced by a dynamic dance of dark brush strokes, dictated by the artist's relationship with her organic inspiration. The geographical locations of Genuine Profile paintings are sometimes distant and hard to reach, further defining the creative process. The co-ordinates of each location are recorded and certified alongside each painting. Within her work, Anna is particularly passionate about the element of travel and authenticity of recording a location.
Anna's aesthetic is further influenced by her relationship with music. In particular, she has gained a vivid and emotional perception of the colour and shape of sound vibrations, having played violin from a very young age.
Meanwhile, Anna is attentive to emerging contemporary issues created by digital media. An alternative side of her practice considers the digital communication of serious issues occurring in the physical world, such as climate change. This is combined with exploration of avatar identities, in order to design characters who act as Anna's correspondents.

Double-Geared Power

Creation is power; Human personality plays the role of the lens which focuses it. ActiveBase Art is designed for the information age. ActiveBase artworks are intended to be not just images but information capsules. Therefore, personal experience is required to translate a theme in this way.
Anna's concept of 'double-geared power' means the power of vision and the trained mind working together. This collaboration leads to increasing results on the ActiveBase Art Spectrum.

Personal Insights

The biography and life of an artist is an important aspect of an artwork's estimate. Personal insights, research, pain and gain all remain the subject of ActiveBase artwork. Anna Chudnovskaya's philosophies are embedded in each piece of art, translating a personal narrative into visual communication.

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