Anastasia Alekseevna 

In my artistic practice I combine analog and digital projection techniques with performance, installation, video, painting, printmaking and photography. My works oscillate between figuration and abstraction, motion and static. Experimental approach and interplay of structuring and deconstruction are significant for my way of working. I am interested in processes of physical, social and spiritual transformation.     


"Part one: SPLATTER", 2018

Performer / Text / Loop: Lola Lustosa
Sounds / Loop: Jarkko Räsänen
Projections/ Stage / Loop: Anastasia Alekseevna

This collaboration as collective BROKEN LOOP is a work in progress. Subject is a live loop structure studied with slide projections and recording sound loops on stage. Moving image and the soundscape are combined to theatrical gestures resulting into a trance psychedelic sessions.

photopolymer intaglio prints, 2018

image #1 Cosmos 76 x 107 cm
image#2 Micro&Macro #2 50 x 50 cm
image#3 Micro&Macro #3 50 x 50 cm

This series is based on X-Ray images, which are transformed into printed art graphics. Used printing technique is photopolymer intaglio, which is a non-toxic advancement of photo etching. 

image#4 Unfolding I 50 x 50 cm
image#5 Unfolding II 50 x 50 cm
image#6 Unfolding III 50 x 50 cm

Out of snake's skin texture developed patterns evolved into a recurrent element in my work. First developed as photogram on flat film, the image is again transferred into printed art graphics.

Sweet Pain, 2018 
analog b&w photography, baryte prints mounted on aluminium, 40 x 30 cm

This work addresses the impact of beauty standards throughout times, cultures and genders.
Throughout history there have been drastic lengths to which people would go to eliminate body hair. Also now we live in a body-conscious society and the standard of beauty is still focused on smooth skin that’s free of excess body hair. Digital photo manipulation allows to create unreachable ideals, for example by making skin without any texture. People go through costly and painful procedures to feel beautiful or even normal.
Photogram series “Sweet Pain” was first presented at the exhibition “SUGAR”, Food Art Week Paris in June 2018. Exhibition’s theme inspired me to start this series of photograms, where I explore the topic sugar in relation to beauty and pain. Referring to an ancient bridal ritual from the Middle East I have visited a sugaring studio and let remove all my body hair except eyebrows and scalp hair. Subsequently the remains of the treatment were used to make the photograms, so the depicted substances are hair and skin particles within the mix of sugar and water. Currently this works can be seen in Berlin - until 9th of September in the ACUD Gallery and from 14th untill 16th of September in the venue of Alte Giesserei Berlin.

Membranes, 2016 -2018 ... 
b&w fiber based paper prints mounted on aluminium,  15 x 18 cm

Photogram has evolved as an artistic medium and method in my work. This work in progress is a material, technical and formal study, executed within the media of analog photography and photopolymer intaglio. This research was presented in the printing department of Academie voor Beeldende Kunst in Gent in 2016 and at the festival of analog photography “analogueNOW!” in the BLO Ateliers in Berlin in 2017.

Metamorphosis I-IV, 2016 
 analogue photo prints / photopolymer prints
50 x 40 cm, 50 x 70 cm

I use the photogram as method to examine materiality between in- and outside of an organic body. But the created images are rather abstract and symbolic. Series Metamorphosis contains four framed photogram assemblages embedded in lasered passe-partouts. This series was showed in the group exhibition Time Shapes, Art Week 2016 in Berlin.

Food Art Week 2015

The exhibition LEBENSMITTELpunktKUNST, curated by Kerstin Godschalk, took place within the scope of the Berlin Food Art Week 2015. In the venue of the HB55 Kunstfabrik, Berlin I presented three works :

#1 Specific Needs in collaboration with Dennis Rätzel
video sculpture: fridge, video loop , 80 x 60 x 60 cm (image 1-4)
#2 Need is the mother of invention
happening (image  5-9)

#3 Potatoe Beetles
display cabinet: glas, plastic, potatoes, 70 x 50 cm (image 10)