The main material used for all of Anastasia Kuznetsova-Ruf's artworks is a charcoal pencil on canvas. Color appears infrequently, but at the same time her works do not lose their exquisite, veiled picturesqueness. Having a classical art education and masterly technique, Anastasia is not a hostage of "academicism". The idea, the psychology of the characters and the metaphorical presentation remain the first place for her. The artist likes to turn the everyday into a symbol, playing intellectual games with the viewer.
Anastasia Kuznetsova-Ruf was born, lives and works in Moscow. She graduated from the Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute (2007) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (2002). Anastasia is included in the TOP 100 rating of Recognized Artists of Russia , attractive for investment (InArt), and in the all-Russian open list of the Best Contemporary Artists of Russia (ARTEEX).
Anastasia became a scholar of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation three times. She was awarded a gold medal and a diploma from the Russian Academy of Arts. In 2013 she won the IV International Portraits Competition PORTRÆT NU named by Jacob Christian Jacobsen - BREWER J.C. JACOBSEN'S PORTRAIT AWARD - taking second place. She was the first artist from Russia to receive this high award. Since 1998, Anastasia Kuznetsova-Ruf has taken part in more than 100 Russian and foreign exhibitions, the Biennale of Contemporary Art, auctions and art fairs, including 12 personal exhibitions of the artist (MMOMA on Tverskoy (Moscow), the ERARTA Museum of Contemporary Art (SPb), Fine Art Gallery (NCCA Winzavod, Moscow), Gallery Agardh & Tornvall (Sweden, Stockholm), State Art Museum in Novosibirsk, Edsvik Konsthall (Sweden), HAPPY ART MUSEUM (Riga, Latvia). Anastasia Kuznetsova- Roof’s artworks are in private collections in Russia, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Israel, France, Italy and in the State Museum of Beijing (China).
Anastasia Kuznetsova-RufOLD NEW YEAR • СТАРЫЙ НОВЫЙ ГОД, 2018Canvas, charcoal, tempera
Холст, угольный карандаш, темпера220 x 102 cm€ 11,000.00
86 5/8 x 40 1/8 in
Anastasia Kuznetsova-RufSALUTE • САЛЮТ, 2017Canvas, charcoal, tempera
Холст, угольный карандаш, темпера145 x 105 cm€ 13,000.00
57 1/8 x 41 3/8 in
Anastasia Kuznetsova-RufTHREE PERIODS • ТРИ ПЕРИОДА, 20161 "The first Cup" Canvas, charcoal, tempera.
2 "Tretyak " Canvas, charcoal, tempera.
3 "Gagarin Cup" Canvas, charcoal, tempera.
1 "Первый кубок" Холст, уголь, темпера.
2 "Третьяк" Холст, уголь, темпера.
3 "Кубок Гагарина" Холст, уголь, темпера.270 x 90 cm€ 15,000.00
106 1/4 x 35 3/8 in
Anastasia Kuznetsova-RufDEPTH OF FIELD • ГЛУБИНА РЕЗКОСТИ, 2015Canvas, charcoal, acrylic
холст, угольный карандаш, акрил124 x 183 cm€ 12,000.00
48 7/8 x 72 1/8 in
Anastasia Kuznetsova-RufIS GROWING DRAWING • ПОКА РАСТЁТ , 2015Canvas, charcoal, tempera
Холст, угольный карандаш, темпера118 x 167 cm€ 11,000.00
46 1/2 x 65 3/4 in
Anastasia Kuznetsova-RufBRIDLES OF BOARD • ПОВОДЫ ПРАВЛЕНИЯ, 2010MDF, charcoal, acrylic
Оргалит, уголь, акрил165 x 210 cm€ 13,000.00
65 x 82 5/8 in