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Anya Pany’s love affair with creating bold, courageous art started as a child in Ukraine. She pursued training in the visual arts, but there was always a special place in her heart for illustration. There was something about the magic of taking pen and pencil to an empty sheet of paper that has stayed with Anya Pany throughout her life.
In 1999, Anya Pany moved to the United States to attend college. That dramatic shift in culture found it’s way into her artwork, and the duality of
While paintings and drawings do not make sounds, there is a great deal of storytelling in visual art. I craft stories through my artwork.
My latest body of work explores the human condition and the emotions that are manifested through folklore characters: pain, happiness, greed and anger. The anthropomorphic forms in my drawings are fueled by rich Slavic mythology. I chose these particular subjects because of the comfort of nostalgia and the deep introspection that they provide me with. I am inspired by the complexity of human nature as revealed in tales that are passed from generation to generation.
There is a rhythm similar to that in music that is present in my work in the form of repetitive patterns. I intentionally utilize a limited palette of bold flat colors to draw attention to the movement and heartbeat of the story. My compositions make the viewer look beyond the surface, beyond the form.
I activate negative space, which enables me to use paper as the primary material for my narrative. I want to entice the viewers to “read” though the brush strokes and between the lines and to see the blank paper full of messages guided by their imagination.
Original artwork pricing – please inquire with the artist.
8×10 matted prints – $40.00
2001 BS cum laude, Business Administration/Marketing, KCU, Grayson, KY
1999 BA magna cum laude, Philology (English/German), CAC, Simferopol, Ukraine
1995 Diploma of Fine Arts, Seconda
Fishers Arts Counsil – Board Member
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