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Anna Mickevica

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Degree: 2017
University: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Graduation Year: 2017

New Blood Art Statement

Anna Mickevica has the rare talent of being able to capture realism through expressive mark-making. Her work gives only enough detail to the forms, allowing the viewer to complete the intricacies of her subject-matter, be it figurative or scenic. Mickevica’s figurative work is largely gestural, with a visceral and vulnerable quality to the rolled flesh of her subjects. Her work embodies a sense of harmony and freedom, communicated through sympathetic use of colour and loose brush strokes, which seem to effortlessly portray the curvature of a body or the roaring of waves in a landscape. Michevica’s paintings confidently translate reality into an emboldened, painterly aesthetic.

Artist Statement

I consider braveness and expression to be very important aspects of painting, as they give an opportunity to be yourself and inspire others. The main idea behind my works is to reflect complete freedom and natural harmony of human perception of life and art, because I see them as two sides of the same coin.

It is so important to use every opportunity on a canvas the same way as in life, to make good out of bad and perceive mistakes as a new opportunity for change. At this point of my art practice I am focused on expressive – abstract figures and landscapes. Although both areas are expressive, my approach towards them is different. The idea of my figures was to depict the human body in a way, that everyone can be an artist while looking at the work.

I want my paintings to be completely free, I want the viewer to be an artist, I want him to decide what is there and who is there. The combination of abstraction and figurative elements forces the viewer to “play” with the painting in his own imagination. I believe that this process makes my work not only a painting, but also an acting subject. I feel that the human body requires accuracy, delicateness and attention to details, whereas the landscape can be better expressed in brave and spontaneous movements. It is important for me to paint in a confident manner and allow accidents to happen. I usually work on large scale boards and canvases as they help me to be free and more open. I love to experiment with different media as well as to use drawing elements together with painting in order to combine the expression with the grace of line.

Although my favourite paint is acrylic - it is great for mixing with other materials and apply new layers on top of each other. I always strive to bring mystery and atmosphere to my works. For me it is very important that my paintings wider imagination and cause feelings. One of my main purposes is to produce work that is free from hesitation and struggle. I wish for the viewer to be able to perceive my pieces as light and strong at the same time.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2018 "Royal Scottish Watercolours 137th Annual Exhibition" Scottish National (Lower) Galleries, Edinburgh
2017, "Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show", Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2017, "NEW GENERATION SHOW". Compass Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2017, "Best of Scottish Art School Graduates", Art Pistol Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2017, "DJCAD Degree Show", Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland, UK
2016, "Spectrum Miami" (Represented by Art V. International), Miami, FL, USA
2015, "UOD Selected Works" - Matthew Building, Dundee, Scotland, UK
2015, "Anna Mickevica Solo Show" - Galleria Riga Center, Riga, LV

Awards

2017, "The Farquhar Reid Trust Award" for Drawing and Painting
2015, "Erasmus Scholarship in Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti" 

Original works:

Landscape 11

By Anna Mickevica

£340

Landscape 7

By Anna Mickevica

£370

Landscape 8

By Anna Mickevica

£350

Landscape 10

By Anna Mickevica

£340

Landscape 14

By Anna Mickevica

£390

Nude 4

By Anna Mickevica

£400

Nude 2

By Anna Mickevica

£390

Figure 2

By Anna Mickevica

£920

Figure 7

By Anna Mickevica

£1250

Figure 3

By Anna Mickevica

£1150

LANDSCAPE 15

By Anna Mickevica

£380

Landscape 16

By Anna Mickevica

£370

LANDSCAPE 17

By Anna Mickevica

£380

LANDSCAPE 19

By Anna Mickevica

£380

LANDSCAPE 20

By Anna Mickevica

£370

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Figure 11

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Landscape 4

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Landscape 12

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Landscape 13

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Landscape 9

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LANDSCAPE 18

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Nude 1

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Nude 3

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