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Anna Filimonova

"Different"… is the word that people use when they see one of Anna Filimonova's paintings. This multi-award winning artist does something very rare in the modern art world... she gives us something new in her depictions of rooms, doors, and windows into which the real and unreal merge into the surreal.


Anna Filimonova
Anna Filimonova - Artist

Anna Filimonova

Anna Filimonova is a Ukrainian/Kiwi painter, working full-time as a professional artist since 2016.

She seeks to communicate her distinct outsider interpretation of the world, painting visions of the real and unreal for us. She perceives the world both as it is, with a particular love of the New Zealand landscape, and as it might be: surreal worlds, shapes, and abstract images. Her interweaving of natural and fantastical imagery seeks to challenge us and to tell stories about ourselves and our environment.

Working primarily with acrylic on canvas, Anna has established a distinctive artistic style. Surreal and natural elements combine with and are seen through windows, doors, and rooms. Her originality and thematic strengths have been recognised with numerous awards, including the prestigious Premier Award at the 2017 Hibiscus & Bays Art Awards as well as many other awards and honours.

Anna offers insight into how we understand and perceive our reality, looking through the doors and windows of our preconceptions. So she gives us exquisitely painted rooms and windows which provide a framework for external views, and a location for other contextual features. With these elements she creates a visual poem for us to decipher.

1st Place (Surreal Category) at the 2019 Royal Easter Show Auckland
 
1st Place (Acrylic Category) at the 2018 Franklin Arts Festival
 
1st Place (New Artist Category) at the 2017 Royal Easter Show Auckland
 
Edinburgh Award Winner at the 2018 Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards
 
Peoples Choice Award at the 2018 MRI National Youth Art Award

Merit Awards at the 2017 & 2018 Royal Easter Shows Auckland
 
Premier Award at the 2017 Hibiscus & Bays Art Awards

Peoples Choice Award at the 2017 Kumeu Art Awards
 
Merit Award 24th Great Summer Art Exhibition 2017

 

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