Anastasia Pather

Pather was born in 1987 and is a South African artist. The work of Anastasia Pather is understood according to the performative and muralistic aspect of her work and involves a creativity that works openly from the individ- ual to the public, while unfolding a sense of enjoyment. Anastasia Pather is a self-proclaimed ‘ finger painter. Her work plays with the medium of flat plane versus textured work within the genre of painting. Her use of colour and movement come together in evocative works that hold the memory of her interactive working in their presence. Anastasia Pather’s work is aesthetically accessible and is exciting in the way it comes into being that make it much more than simply paint onto a material substance.

Anastasia Pather is a practicing, fine artist living in Johan- nesburg, she received her B.F.A from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2010. Pather exhibited at the Turbine Art Fair from 2013 - 15 and was a semi-finalist of the SA Taxi Foundation Award 2015.

Artists Statement: I am a semi abstract, finger painter, a fre- quently distracted thinker and an uninterrupted female. My process allows paint to organically form shapes through its own viscosity and my body movements.

I am acutely aware of my sex, constantly charged by its power and amazed by its controversy even in a contemporary context because of this I feel obliged to use my voice. I recognise that my work is indulgent, self absorbed and a more than likely de- rivative and probably predictable exploration into my own sex- uality, ethnicity and self but this art is for lovers, not others.