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Anna Yuschuk is a contemporary artist working in painting, drawing and fine print media. Exploring human consciousness through mix media paintings that bridge the gap between
representational and abstract works, Anna compels the viewer to focus on the act of seeing itself. Her work emphasizes mindfulness and quality of the direct experience rather then describing an exterior world.
Yuschuk was born and studied art in Lviv, Ukraine, graduating from Lviv State Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. In 1990, just before the collapse of the former Soviet Union, Yuschuk immigrated to Canada.
Since her move to Toronto she showed her artwork in over forty exhibitions in commercial and public galleries. She received artist's grants from Ontario Arts Council and Mississauga Art Council. Anna's paintings can be found in private and public collections in Canada, USA, Australia and UK. Currently she lives and works in Stratford, Ontario.
Current investigations in molecular biology, quantum physics and studies in sound inform my art practice. The idea that on a most fundamental level life is interconnected and forms systems of patterns, resonate deeply with me both microcosmically and macrocosmically. I am interested in the underlying, causal phenomena of visual and cognitive perception, while simultaneously acknowledging the ancient natural philosophy and esoteric systems discourse.
My art practice can be characterized as a process of reduction, repetition and accumulation. I often employ symbolic representation of information, like dots, dashes, text, geometric shapes, in a repetitive fashion to create network-like patterns. The process of manual rendering reflects subtle body movements, breathing, listening and pausing that results in a dynamic visual pattern. I work with many layers that overlap and interfere adding a 3 dimensional visual depth to the surface.