About

Dina Aseeva is a Russian artist who currently lives and works in Moscow.
Formal education: Voronezh Art School, Stroganov Art Academy.
Participated in workshops of: Alvaro Castagnet, Endré Penovac, Alexander Votsmush, Konstantin Sterkhov.
Participated in local and international exhibitions. The artworks are presented in private collections and galleries in Russia, Europe, USA and South America.

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"When did you start to paint?", a friend asked me. "Well, I always painted. As long as I can remember myself, I always did".

My mother bought me watercolours when I was 2 years old, she never drew or painted herself, but my father did. He could create a portrait in few minutes with anything from paint to pencil to highlighters, but he never formally learnt art. If the parents wanted me to remain calm for a long time, they only had to provide me with watercolours and paper, I would spend all day long painting away. I am grown up now, but some things never change.

I was very lucky with my teachers. I learned a lot from my teacher at school, then at the Art School and Stroganov Academy. I took a lot of private lessons from great masters. I participated in workshops of famous watercolourists Alvaro Castagnet, Endré Penovac, Alexander Votsmush, Konstantin Sterkhov, Milind Mulink. My motto was: "Learn from the best", so I always did. In fact I still continue doing so.

What is painting for me? Energy. Emotion. Impression. When I paint, I capture the moment, entering a different perception of time and space. I try to convey what I feel when I see something rather to show what it is. In the century when everybody has a smartphone with a digital camera, I don’t care for showing you a photocopy, I care for something your camera will never recapture.

I love travelling, and I sketch during my trips a lot. Funny thing: when I open my sketchbook, I feel exactly what I felt the moment I was drawing, I immediately find myself breathing that air and seeing those colours. That’s a fantastic feeling.

I invite you to my world. To the bright world of colours and emotions. I will be happy if you love it.