In my artwork I use a mix or variety of materials and am guided by the composition and image as to what materials to use. My background is printmaking (silk-screening) so most of the time I start my work in my mind for longer than it takes to execute the actual work.
My compositions come to me in a fleeting moment. Mostly my work is inspired by colour. I use a lot of layering in my work partly due to my print making background and partly because it weaves an interesting outcome.
Experimentation is the basis of each of my works. I enjoy the process more than the outcome.
Anastasia Sarantinou graduated from Fine Art studies in 1986 having specialised in printmaking and particularly, silk screening.
Although she practices many art forms she has been painting full time since 1994 and exhibiting her work since then. Her paintings are an ever evolving experimentation and she pushes the boundaries with techniques and even cross-breeding between printmaking and painting. Her paintings are therefore mainly mixed medium works.
About her paintings, she says, that the entire process of creation is more satisfying to her than the outcome.
She has participated in many group exhibitions in South Africa and abroad (mainly Germany and Holland) and she has sold countless works locally and internationally over the years.