Asya moved to England from Russia more than ten years ago. She has always been interested in Art and Design and in 2012, she completed her studies at Staffordshire University and was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in Interior Design.
Alongside her current job as an Art Tutor, Asya concentrates on creating her sculptures and paintings, but she has also recently discovered jewellery making with gemstone cabochons and beads.
My art is the way I communicate with the world. My figurative sculptures and relief paintings reveal the thoughts, emotions and ideas that I wish to share with my audience.
Life is full of mystery, beauty and sometimes struggle. This is what I am fascinated with and what I try to represent in my art. For me the underlying subject always matters. Every piece has a certain concept and hidden story. However, its interpretation is always subjective.
When creating a sculpture or relief painting, the narrative part is essential, although the visual form holds a key to revealing the idea. I pay attention to every detail, be it shape, colour, antique or vintage item which I sometimes incorporate into my pieces.
All my figures are made from air drying ‘Paperclay’ which is sculpted over the support wire structure and finished with oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastels. Relief paintings are completed on a stretched canvas or board and also shaped with ‘Paperclay’. All pieces are original works and are one of a kind.