Growing up in the country side of Kulikovo, Russia, one could say that Dasha Bazanova’s childhood was unlike many others. Being that there was no running water, Dasha and her grandparents periodically made trips to a local well for fresh water; it was also imperative they stay stocked on plenty of firewood once the cold season began to draw near. At the age of 18, Dasha made her way to Moscow where she enrolled in Moscow State University of International relations. This is where she acquired her first degree, while also taking on the challenge of learning an entirely new language: English. Dasha said that learning English helped tremendously with her career regarding art; allowing her to move her studies to The Big Apple, where she could truly branch out and expand her many horizons.
Although Dasha says painting has come naturally to her from the very beginning, she also projects a great appreciation for a multitude of artistic facets. She states, “I feel happiest and most connected making installations; realizing the work in a new space, and reflecting with the action of placing materials in space. Also, creating and working in clay calms me down and brings me to an inner dialog, and brings me some fresh ideas.”
Being that Ms. Bazanova is a Mixed Media artist, she feels the need to work with all types of artistic outlets; as should any open-minded creator. She believes her developments are connected to everything from places, to experiences, to brief moments in time, and so forth.
Dasha is a strong believer in the notion behind everything having potential to become something significant, and harnesses a great sense of recognition for all kinds of art. The list extends anywhere from objects to materials, to media and styles. She believes it is in every artist’s best interest to stay away from using the word favorite. To her, this can leave a person in a risky position, causing them to develop a one-track mind and a loss of exploration. Everything has the potential for collaboration and layering, creating something that is unique and remarkable from what is was before.
Ms. Bazanova will have her installations and artwork on display from the first of October to the first of November at the Islip Art Museum hosted by SPARKBOOMTM. The closing reception will take place on Saturday November 1st, “Things Are Getting Hairy”, featuring a Hair Sculpture Show, tasty treats, live music, a Mythological Costume Contest, and of course, all of the talented artist’s work on display. If you are interested, check out the official FB event.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin Corrigan is an aspiring writer with an open mind. She believes that music, art and poetry are the essential nutrients for every soul. Giving a voice to the budding faces of the literary and fine arts community is what she’s here to accomplish!