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Anna Bogatin
updated: 01/18/2013
website: www.flaneta.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Contiguity
River Wanderings 0513
River Wanderings 0516
City Wanderings 0607
City Wanderings 0606
Wanderings P1
Winter Wanderings 03283
Winter Wanderings 17
Dimond World 01
Dune Wanderings 02
Land Wanderings 01
Wanderings 01
Dimond World 03
Untitled
Moment 18
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, landscape, text, spiritual, erotic, nature, autobiographical, meditative, systems, repetition
 
 
Contiguity by Anna Bogatin
Contiguity
Red Wine on Tracing Paper
2006 - present
Dimensions variable
River Wanderings 0513 by Anna Bogatin
River Wanderings 0513
Watercolor and Ink in Paper
2011
5" x  7" 
River Wanderings 0516 by Anna Bogatin
River Wanderings 0516
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
2011
5" x  7" 
City Wanderings 0607 by Anna Bogatin
City Wanderings 0607
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
2011
6" x  9" 
City Wanderings 0606 by Anna Bogatin
City Wanderings 0606
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
2011
6" x  9" 
Wanderings P1 by Anna Bogatin
Wanderings P1
Acrylic and Egg Tempera on Canvas
2008
20" x  20"  x 0.75" 
Winter Wanderings 03283 by Anna Bogatin
Winter Wanderings 03283
Acrylic on Board
2010
8 " x  8 "  x 0.75 " 
Winter Wanderings 17 by Anna Bogatin
Winter Wanderings 17
Acrylic on Board
2010
8 " x  8 " 
Dimond World 01 by Anna Bogatin
Dimond World 01
Pen on Paper
2011
7 " x  5 " 
Dune Wanderings 02 by Anna Bogatin
Dune Wanderings 02
Pen on Paper
2011
5 " x  7 " 
Land Wanderings 01 by Anna Bogatin
Land Wanderings 01
Pen on Paper
2011
9" x  12" 
Wanderings 01 by Anna Bogatin
Wanderings 01
Ink on Paper
2007
12" x  9" 
Dimond World 03 by Anna Bogatin
Dimond World 03
Pen on Paper
2011
7 " x  5 " 
Untitled by Anna Bogatin
Untitled
Ink on Paper
2006
12" x  9" 
Moment 18 by Anna Bogatin
Moment 18
Watercolor and Gouache on Paper
2006
12" x  9" 

Artist Statement
STATEMENT   


Basic elements - dots or lines are organized on a flat surface according to a simple rule that varies from project to project. The process is meditative in nature and is the key element in understanding the meaning. I strive to achieve a balance and harmony between participating elements such as colors and shapes. My use of color is associative and often symbolic. The vertical and horizontal lines represent active/passive, positive/negative forces in nature.

Pictorial elements stand for characters or events that had left their marks in space and time, but what really matters is the “community” they form and the relationships that are developed among them.

The only illusion I am interested in is the illusion of movement. Movement represents Life. 

My visual imagery comes from nature and surrounding elements. I contemplate leaves on the trees, waves on the surface of the ocean, stars in the sky, and the drops of rain on a ground. I engage all my senses, dissolve into surrounding sounds, become immersed in the nature’s logic of being, and then, from memory, I recreate my experiences in drawings and paintings. In a similar manner I study and get my inspiration from scientific diagrams that illustrate behavior and patterns of microscopic particles in physics and microbiology.

My artistic practice is also inspired by and is related to aesthetics and rituals of primitive cultures, Aboriginal art, as well as Buddhist Philosophy.

 

I seek to create a state of quiet excitement, serenity, and calm, a place of beginning for all possibilities.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Artist/Traveler/Philosopher - in her art the artist explores ideas of beauty, order and harmony that exist within nature and the eternal human longing for freedom and happiness.

 

MFA Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

BFA  Painting, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia

 EXHIBITIONS

2012   "To Be Looked at Close to [Summer Love]" Larry Becker Contemporary Art

2012   "Pennsylvania Ballet PETER PAN Auction", Philadelphia

2011   "TEN by TEN", Ann 330 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011   "ENDLESS", Larry Becker Contemporary Art

2011   "CONTIGUITY" Russian Artists' Gallery, Chelyabinsk, Russia

2011   "NURTUTEart Benefit", Chelsea Art Museum, NY NY

2011   " STILL LIGHT", Larry Becker Contemporary Art

2010   “This Cool” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

2010   “Wall to Wall”, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA, CA

2010   Revisiting Beauty, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Peter Frank, Santa Ana, CA

2009   "To:..” Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

2009    Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2009    The Russian Winter Festival 2009, at UCLA , CA

2008    Root Division’s 7th Annual Art Auction, SF, CA

2008    La Dolce Vita, City of Brea Art Gallery, CA

2008    Something to be Looked At.., Larry Becker Contemporary Art

2007    Some, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2007    Systems and Transmutations, Root Division, SF, CA

2006    Westward toward the East, City of Brea Art Gallery, CA

2006    Hydrolysis of Time, Krasnoyarsk Museum of Cultural History, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2005    Eight/Huit, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

2005    Crossed Destinies, Williamsburg A & H Center, Brooklyn

2002    City in Bloom, One Commerce Building, curated by Philadelphia Museum of Arts

2000    Group Show Summer Residency Program at SVA, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2008    Edith Newhall, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Get the Summer Blues2008

2008   Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative writing 

2006    Richard Chang Artists of Pacific Rim Show Their Edge, The Orange County Register

HONORS 

2002    The Philadelphia Watercolor Society Award

2001    The Larry Day Memorial A