Russian artist Dariya Afanaseva’s work is an instinctive mixture of figurative and abstract expressionist forms. Her images aim to capture the most elusive experiences of life; the nuance of human relationships, memory and consciousness. She successfully recreates a sense of fleeting sensation in her dynamic works, highly charged images that simultaneously deny and invite recognition. Her figurative abstractions are simplifications of reality, where detail is eliminated leaving only the essence or some degree of familiar form. Varying between monochrome and a violent, rash mixture of colour she currently works with acrylic on canvas and mixed media.