Sasha Pasternak’s graciously rhythmic compositions stand out with their professed simplicity and immaculate organisation. Each of her canvases appears as a thoughtfully chosen fragment of reality, where every element is in place and in perfect harmony with each other. Flat and muted, but masterfully precise colours give an immediate sensation of light, depth and multiplicity of planes, making her work fabulously alive despite the almost geometric order.
This theatricality is not accidental. Pasternak was trained as a theatrical painter and stage designer, her vision and perception come from this experience, and she brings it into her painting. Her every canvas is akin a staging of a drama scene, in which the artist acts a director, solving multiple challenges through the artistic means of colour and shape, flat plane and field of space.
This combination of simplicity, deduction, generalisation and attention to detail in Pastenak’s work is the precondition for their eloquence.
Alexandra Pasternak was born in 1991 in Moscow.
In 2011 graduated with First Class Honours from the Moscow State Academic Art School (memory of the year 1905), theatrical setting painting.
Since 2011 till 2016 Alexandra was studying stage design in Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.
Since 2014 teaching fine art to juniors at London Gates Education Group.
2015 – «Deciduous, needle-shaped», cafe «Mart», Moscow
2017 – «Spring is coming soon», Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow
Selected groupe exhibitions:
2009 – Youth exhibitions of Theatre Arts «Your chance», «Wedge-6, 7, 9», Moscow
2010 – Youth exhibitions of Theatre Arts «Your chance», «Wedge-6, 7, 9», Moscow
2011 – Youth exhibitions of Theatre Arts «Your chance», «Wedge-6, 7, 9», Moscow
2013 – Youth exhibitions of Theatre Arts «Your chance», «Wedge-6, 7, 9», Moscow
2014 – Сharitable auction «Сhildren’s hearts», Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow
2014 – «Gifts», Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow
2015 – «It is snowing», Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow
2016 – «Spree is somewhere», Totibadze Gallery, Moscow
2017 – «Come back home», IRRA, Moscow