As part of Virtual explorASIAN 2020, the Interconnected Project continues its celebration of Asian Heritage Month online, casting a light on art that focus on Pan-Asian heritage and culture. In this article we feature the work of artist Nina Kuznetsova.
Nina Kuznetsova’s images of the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden are both ardent and light. They are also varied. At times where the artist uses watercolour, they’re transparent and airy. Other times, given a more opaque medium, they are glowing and confidently fills the entire canvas with little abatement of colour.
To Nina, “Art is [an] important and necessary part of being…”, and in her work, she presents a way of being and observing that is consistently her own. Her effervescent palette of yellows and blues accompanied by a degree of lightness of a skilled touch gives the viewer insight into her journey as an artist.
Nina Kuznetsova was born in Crimea, studied fine arts in Ukraine, Canada and the USA. Euroasian heritage and education, as well as western conceptual schooling experience, informed her art in many ways, particularly her painting style. As a Vancouver based visual artist, Nina’s favourite theme, the harmonic coexistence of nature and culture, resonates with Canadian appreciation of nature and multicultural complexity of the society.
Through her paintings, Nina shows her passion for portraying local urban landscapes, where different cultures leave their architectural footprints, and nature is an integral part of the whole. Her artistic versatility and 20 years of experience in the art field reflected in numerous works of different styles and genres.
Nina is a member of Canadian Federation of Artists and her works are held in private collections all over the world