The Heroine’s Journey of Anastasia Viaznikova

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I hadn’t really thought about it until now. After all, when you start creating, you don’t think about the nice things that go along with the process. You just can’t not do it. For me, the most important thing is freedom. The freedom to choose the theme, the materials, the way and time to create…

What is my idea of happiness?

It’s a balance between doing what you love and spending time with family and friends. It’s being able to enjoy the simple things – stretching a blank canvas, finding a new idea, or eating a delicious dinner. Only when you are in this harmony can you feel happy.

What is my greatest fear?

My biggest fear is to stop and become indifferent. To lose my curiosity and my thirst for finding new things.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Like many people, I have an inherent desire to succeed in all areas. You try, you hurry, and you are still dissatisfied. You don’t see the results of your work, but only what you didn’t have time for. And this has a rather poisonous effect.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

Gerhard Richter, Jenny Saville and Yayoi Kusama.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I think that an extravagant person will never say that he is)

On what occasion would I lie?

If I were asked about the ease of my work.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

As I said before, freedom is the best thing about creation. But at the same time, sometimes you have to limit yourself. Because without it it’ll be difficult to achieve any result.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

What gets me most excited is either finding an idea, working on it, or the already long process of creating it.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

There is no limit to perfection! Ha-ha) I would have added courage and faith in myself.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Participation of my work both in Miami Artweeks and in more chamber and intimate exhibitions.

Where would I most like to live?

There is no specific place. If only there was a studio where I could work. And loved ones are there.

What is my most treasured possession?

It is the ability to create, influence and family.

What is my most marked characteristic?

Perseverance and persistence in achieving a result in the creation of work.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

This is my art studio, my place of power.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

I like to cook, so most of the time this favorite place is my kitchen.

What books influenced my life and how?

I love reading about the lives of artists, their journey, their ways of thinking. It helps to get a better understanding of the creation process and continue to create my way.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

I would rather not know about my last day. But in terms of music, I would choose something from Joy Division.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Alice in Wonderland.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

My husband and parents)

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Control – about Ian Curtis and Joy Division.

What role play stories in my life and work?

Each of my works tells its own unique story, which are combined in a different series.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Absolutely, it’s my husband. He always unconditionally supports me, even if deep down he doubts something)

Which people or companies would I like to work with?

To be honest, I didn’t think about it and I was used to working alone. But I would be interested in creating something new with someone from the multi-faceted community of artists.

What project am I looking forward to work on?

I can’t wait to see the first results of my new series on multiple choices.

Where can you see me or my work?

Instagram –

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Even when it seems that passion no longer exists, its little flame is always lit and you just need to warm it up a little.

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