FEATURED ARTIST Annya Sand

When it comes to my work, the process of creation itself is what excites me the most.

Annya Sand took part in the 2016 UNESCO Colours for the Planet project in Andorra, and her work was subsequently exhibited at the UN headquarters in New York in September 2016. Previous works have appeared in governmental institutions and leading international art fairs, from The Houses of Parliament, to Masterpiece and Lapada Art Fairs in London, to AHAF Hong Kong and Art Bahrain as well as museums and private collections worldwide.

Annya has always been passionate about the interrelations between art and politics. Having studied and practiced art in her father’s studio since very young age, Annya later enrolled to study international business in London, which was followed by studying International Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Having remained an artist throughout her studies, and having decided to develop her artistic ability further, Annya also studied drawings and sculpture at London’s Central Saint Martins and is continuing her art education with an MA at the CSM.

When it comes to my work, the process of creation itself is what excites me the most. I enjoy the transformative development; making shapes come together before me and watching them evolve. My technique is element based, and I tend to use my bare hands when working with oils and acrylics, as I need to feel the painting in order to truly adjust its texture…”
“…I tend to coat thin layers atop one another which allows for the original underlayer to seep through and show itself. I also use tapping techniques with flat brushes to generate realistic landscapes. When creating, especially when dealing with the abstract, I remain obsessed with the outcome. I’m a perfectionist and I feel compelled to guarantee a flawless composition. This involves revisiting a completed work months later to ensure its proper and final manifestation.

– Annya Sand