Anastasia Khabirova Musick
and Vyacheslov Khabirov-
My artwork attempts to reconstruct the realistic
depiction of motion that is observed in the “real world”. I strive to alter
an all too common belief that art is a static image portraying one moment in
time. Paintings, especially those created with oil, recreate a story and in
many cases evoke emotion that far surpasses even the greatest novel.
Growing up in Kazakhstan, Russia, China, Germany, and Spain has exposed me
to a wide variety of art and artist; however, the one thing that always
remained constant was me watching my own father paint. My father’s artistic
ability, the main reason we moved so many different places, entranced me
when I was younger, for his realism made animals appear they were alive and
fruits look attractive enough to eat. His works not only appear to capture
the realistic nature of animals, humans, and landscapes, but they also are
based in anatomical and physiological accuracy based upon research.
Influences such as this have prompted me to create life on canvas that
appears to capture motion and feeling-through such works I also hope to
continue spreading my love for art, and to help people understand it is as
dynamic as life itself.
My father has always been inspiration for me to paint and to achieve an
education. I hoped that through training under him from the time I could
consciously hold a paint brush, I might acquire the tools and techniques
required to construct my own style of art. When I was just 8 years old my
father enlisted my help to finish paintings when he had too many customers;
however, this was just the beginning. My role went from casual help to long
training sessions to learn how to paint like dad. After a several years of
training and practice I received my first commission to create a painting,
and for a girl of 11 years old, this was a monumental step in a future art
career. My heart and soul where destined to paint, and I knew that I could
never be happier than with brush in one hand, oil in the other, and a canvas
in front of me.
“Have no fear of perfection – you will never reach it” - Salvador Dali