Masterclass Anja Tchepets
Much of Anja Tchepets art is very much inspired and supported by her experiences of different places and by her travels. Her paintings are personal recordings of things that she would like to keep a memory of.
Anjas paintings of interiors is an inventory of spaces that matter to her. While working on the painting, places turn into atmospheric stages and become life of their own.
A personal style of painting of Anja Tchepets was developed by working a lot in printing medium – from classical ones such as woodcut, etching and some experimental approaches (working with self made stencils, rulers etc).
Often series are being produced: paintings of Russian interiors of post Soviet times; prints and paintings of ghetto life in New York City, artist books of her various journeys; moving images/animations for musical staged performance, and the most recent portrait series of her encounters.
“I am working in different mediums – painting, drawing, print art, moving pictures and artist books. The latest is the medium where I feel at home the most, where I feel that my art is coming to a completion. A format of a book allows to tell a story and to use / to combine different mediums. I like sensation of a turning page, feeling of a surprise of what is coming next. ”
Born and grown up in Soviet Union, Anja Tchepets received classical art training in an art high school in Leningrad. Immigration to Canada followed with continuation of art studies in Art and Design College in Montreal. After graduation, Anja Tchepets moves to Berlin and continues her studies in Academy of Fine and Applied Art, Kunsthochschule Weissensee.
Several years in New York City followed, where she was working as a fine art artist and freelance illustrator.
Currently she lives and works partly in Berlin, partly on numerous art residencies in Germany and abroad.
Anja Tchepets work has been shown and collected internationally.