Ania Ruszkowski Portrait and Figurative Artist
Ania Ruszkowski is an artist living and working in Staines. Specialising in portraiture and figurative art. working primarily in oil and acrylic.
Ania’s work aims to capture the complexities of the human condition. Inspired to chronicle the progress and strength of individuals who have overcome life’s challenges. Ania’s visual commentary is not always explicit. She often explores society to express those marginalised and undervalued in our communities, and to create a spotlight on their forgotten human stories. Subjects range from Carole surviving breast cancer, Paula Craig the first person with a complete spinal cord injury to swim the Channel, to the unseen migrant worker who support our economy.
Ania’s work is uncomplicated and stylized. Influenced by artists from her Polish heritage which include Tamara de Lempicka’s Art Deco style to the simplicity of form seen in the contemporary Jacek Sroka, Wilhelm Sasnal and Katarzyna Karpowicz. Her portraits are often abstract figures isolated in geometric structures inspired by Julian Opie, Rothko and Francis Bacon’s use of shape, simplicity and block colour. With an aim to create a tension between the subject and their surroundings.
Having completed a Certificate in Portraiture at the Art Academy in London, Ania is now studying for a Degree in Contemporary Portraiture at the same school. Her intention to establish a practice to visually capture stories of people who have lived through defining challenges to gain their perspectives so they can be brought to life, recorded, acknowledged and commemorated.
Windsor Fringe Festival Artists Exhibition (2021)
Inside Out An artist's collaboration Newington Library (2021) : INSIDE OUT (google.com)
A collaborative exhibition exploring Lockdown: www.100daysofsolitude.co.uk (2020)
Windsor Fringe Festival Artists Exhibition (2020)
Windsor Fringe Festival Artists Exhibition (2019)