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Bettas Anastessia

Bettas Anastessia

Bettas Anastessia

www.anastessiabettas.com

anastessiabettas@gmail.com

@AnastessiaB

Anastessia Bettas is a visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. She has a formal education in art history, eMarketing and fine arts from McGill University, University of Toronto and Toronto School of Art. Her work can be found in private collections in North America and Europe. Anastessia explores abstraction through the use of encaustic paint which she first learned over ten years’ ago. She developed an admiration for the encaustic paintings of Jasper Johns and Brice Marden and their works had an impact on her in choosing encaustic paint as her preferred medium. Her influences include urban landscapes and cartography. She uses intuitive mark making and grids to transcend the hectic pace of city living and traffic congestion. The grids are also symbolic of a journey charting emotional and imaginary territories. Anastessia creates her paintings by using incised encaustic techniques together with multiple layers of paint, scraping back and repainting until the desired effect is achieved. It’s a physical process resulting in painterly effects that represent urban erosion, decay and chaotic energy. For more information, please visit www.anastessiabettas.com; Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnastessiaBettas and follow on Twitter: @AnastessiaB


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