Casein on Arches paper. Unframed.
Anne Russinof often does paintings on paper to loosen up for the larger canvas works. The point is to free her hand.
For her, everything begins with color. She begins a painting by applying color in lyrical, gestural marks. The marks coalesce into a structure, a loose grid.
Anne Russinof is inspired by things she sees: a visceral reaction to manifest a feeling physically through paint. That initial visual stimulus is often related to color.
Anne Russinof is an American abstract painter whose work examines color and structure in a gestural, expressionist manner.
She has been a member of American Abstract Artists since 2014.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
For Russinof, everything begins with color. As she says, “Color serves to create a window onto natural space and light.” She begins a painting by applying color in lyrical, gestural marks. The marks coalesce into a structure, a loose grid. She adds layers; color relationships evolve; depth emerges; a sense of form is suggested. If the composition does not resolve itself effectively, she scrapes it all off and begins again from a place of deconstruction. Her compositions feel intuitive, almost casual, but the process is quite intentional. Russinof came to painting from a background in printmaking. She arrived at oil on canvas after working her way through various mediums, surfaces, and processes. Her practice currently fluctuates between works on paper and works on canvas and small-scale and large-scale work. The smaller paintings allow her to work through ideas quickly. The works on paper allow her the chance to experiment with new mediums and techniques.
Russinof has exhibited throughout the United States, most extensively in New York City and the surrounding area.