Raisa Graf

Raisa Graf

Moscow, Moscow, Russia

About Raisa Graf

I am a member of Professional Creative Union of Artists of Russia.

I wanted to paint my whole life but got this opportunity only a few years ago. When art become your conscious choice every artwork / art series carry a message.

My message is about the ambivalence of life - there is always light in dark, cold in warm or something small in large. A message arises when a combination of these opposites is been organized in a certain way.

I also like to add one more modality into my artworks, which is tactile perception. You can see one more version of ambivalence there: the cimulative process takes place in the field of consciousness.

I like to read books - exploring art critics' / artists' books, paintings inspire me to see a concept of my future painting. But not the details - they come during the art process, sometimes very spontaneous and expressive. I love it very much that you can't anticipate everything in the artwork.

I would agree with Henri Poincare on his vision of nature of creativity at that point.

Education

2012-(up to now) - numerous private artists' classes
2012-2014 - Moscow Association of Analytical Psychology, course of Jungian psychoanalytic psychology
2011-2013 - Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia), degree on psychology
2004-2006 - Academy of National Economy (Moscow, Russia), MBA on marketing
2003-2004 - High School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), Presidential Management Program
1981-1986 - Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia), Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics

Exhibitions

2019 - "Rock-N-Roll" in Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2018 - "Color Effect" in AirLoft (Moscow, Russia)
2018 - Bentley home finalist, 2nd place (held in the
residence of the Ambassador of Great Britain in Russia)
2018 - "Anti-biennale-3" in Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2018 - "Open Doors" in Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2018 - "Anti-biennale-2" in Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2018 - "From Antiquity to Modernity" in Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2018 - "Without Declared Value" in Artplay (Moscow, Russia)
2018 - "Because Music" in "Na Kashirke" gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2018 - personal exhibition in "Details" (Moscow, Russia)
2017 - "Moscow Seasons 3 - spring" in Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2017 - "Anti-biennale-1" in Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2017 - "Moscow Seasons 2 - fall" in Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2016 - "Moscow Seasons 1 - spring" in Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
2016 - Spring Exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists (Moscow, Russia)