AS IS | Anastasia Trusova

Artist

Russian born

Based in Belgium




AR: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?


A: I came to art as a little girl. Of course, if I may say so. The child does not come to art but touches it. At first, it was the Creative Studio in the artist's house, then an art school, then a design university. I studied for five years to be an artist/shoe designer and then made it my job. Whatever I did, I always came into contact with creativity.



AR: What inspires you the most?


A: Now, I am not only an artist but above all, the mother of two wonderful boys. Being a parent and having your own family is real happiness. We spend a lot of time together; we often walk in the woods, go hiking, ride bicycles, and fish. I get inspired by my children, people around me, nature. So basically, this is my topic. Live in harmony with the world around you, see the value in the family. Isn't this happiness?



AR: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (rather artist or just an admirer); where to begin?


A: I advise you to take a broader view of art. If you are studying some style, then, of course, there are borders and frames. There is the right way to do things and a way that is not so right. But if you paint as you like and someone tells you that you cannot paint like that, do not pay any attention. I believe that each of us is a creative person; you just need to believe in yourself and work hard.



AR: Your top 3 favorite adjectives related to art?


A: Free, bright, harmonious.



AR: The best angle to look at art is from ...?


A: It is best to look at art with eyes wide open. You don't need to criticize someone for something. Few people can understand what the artist wants to show. You just get emotions, so let them be positive.




AR: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: ...?


A: Looking at this picture, I feel…



AR: Must-read books to talk about art (or do we even need them)?


Topics about art can be different. Books are not always needed. But in general, I would recommend reading books on art history and styles, artist biographies. For those who are interested in art, this may be interesting.



AR: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?


A: I will not suggest anything globally. I am just an artist.



AR: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)


A: Without effort, you can't even pull a fish out of the pond.



Thank you!


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