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Artist Olga Akasi spirit of eternity

Artist Olga Akasi. Days and Nights of Our Wanderings. 2006-08. Oil on canvas. 133x92. (Private collection, Kiev)

Artist Olga Akasi. Days and Nights of Our Wanderings. 2006-08. Oil on canvas. 133×92. (Private collection, Kiev)

Artist Olga Akasi – spirit of eternity. Olga Akasi is an unsurpassed master of her own, with independent style – thin subtle spirit of eternity. The artist believes that art is based primarily on feeling, not on mind and in her paintings make the emphasis on feeling. Contemporary art often consciously or unconsciously, departs from this principle. When Olga was five years old the first time she felt, not quite clear, a mysterious force that will later be recognized as the will to perfect.

'All Fuss of the Earth Was Gliding Past…' or Portrait of Laura de Noves. 2004-2005. Oil on canvas. 60x50. (Private collection, Japan)

‘All Fuss of the Earth Was Gliding Past…’ or Portrait of Laura de Noves. 2004-2005. Oil on canvas. Artist Olga Akasi (Private collection, Japan)

Early dissatisfaction with the outside world through the many years manifests her paintings: no genre scenes of everydayness and the surface of life. Because even then, at the dawn of her development, she hoped in the future to rewrite her childhood and youth on canvases. Olga Akasi got Art education at the Odessa State Art College, Ukraine. Olga Akasi cast any ideology, believing that the occupation with painting should not be politically or socially engaged.

Artist Olga Akasi - spirit of eternity

Anitius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boethius, The Last Roman. 2008. Oil on canvas. 64х44. (Private collection

Akasi has become increasingly interested in the traditions of classical painting, especially in the era of Italian and Dutch Renaissance. The artist speaks directly to the masterpieces of old masters, spending days in the museums of St. Petersburg and Moscow. In St. Petersburg and Odessa passed her first exhibitions, before she returned to Kiev.

As a Morning Star. 2011. Oil on canvas

As a Morning Star. 2011. Oil on canvas

However, the unquenchable desire to preserve the moment and creative ways to maximize, lead the artist to Mountain Shoria and Eastern Sayan Mountains, Pamir and the Crimea, southern Siberia and the Carpathian Mountains. Much time she spends in the Altai Mountains, in the upper Katun, teaching painting and learning herself. Having returned to Kiev, 30-year-old Olga Akasi is the student and the teacher first and foremost on Renaissance.

Birth of Sonnet. 2004. Oil on canvas. 79,5x43. (Private collection, Japan)

Birth of Sonnet. 2004. Oil on canvas. 79,5×43. (Private collection, Japan)

The artist can achieve the Renaissance effect using multi-layer painting, where each individual layer must be dried thoroughly before she starts working with the next. This process is very labor-consuming. A complex combination of warm and cool colors gives a lively, clean and bright complexion, not reachable by a monochrome painting, which is a particular advantage of her art.

Artist Olga Akasi - spirit of eternity

Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Margaret of Valois, Caterina de’ Medici’s Third Daughter. 2011. Oil on canvas.

As is clear from the work of Olga Akasi, the artist is most interested in the openness of heroes’ soul in her paintings. Her art is a kind of iconography, where the canons are set by the artist herself. Many works of Olga Akasi are in private collections and galleries in Ukraine, France, Russia, the Netherlands, Japan and the United States.

Artist Olga Akasi

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