Through her innovative technique of crossing lines of charcoal, Anastasia Alexandrin is charting a fresh, new, course in the art world. A skilled draftsman, Anastasia is combining a distinctly modern use of line with classic modalities of contrast and tone. Her distinctive style sets the stage for a visual collision that offers a soulful departure from traditional expressions of European beauty. “With each line I am creating a statement,” she says. “There is something very simple about a straight line. To draw it over and over can be very meditative. It’s a repetition of simplicity through which a complexity of forms can emerge.”
Anastasia has built a strong following among collectors. An appointment to her Philadelphia studio to view her art has become a sought-after invitation among collectors. Having had that opportunity, I’d equate the experience to being in a carnival fun house. When she talks about each work, it is much like seeing her stand before a wall of contorted silvery mirrors. Her art frames and magnifies fragments of female transcendence and reflects a bright visage of their brash and sassy creator.