Aya founded ASA in 2020, it was a year of plague and lockdown, it was a time of isolation, and for many people a very sad and hard time, but for others, this time of isolation has been conducive to creative creation.
Aya, what prompted you to create the ASA gallery page?
‘…I want to connect a community that brings together people like me, who love art, are creative, and want to convey something through their creativity…’
At that time, I had a lot of free time. My only task, apart from running a home and caring for children, including homeschooling, was part-time computer science studies. At the end of the module that taught how to build a website, the teacher suggested that we should try to make our website, so I started building it.
Because then I also started to paint, I decided that it would be a page related to painting.
Initially, these were just my works. I grew deeper into the art market and became acquainted with its community.
I concluded that I want to connect a community that brings together people like me, who love art, are creative, and want to convey something through their creativity, because I felt lonely in what I was doing. I don’t care only about creating.
I want us ASA artists to be connected in a certain creative way because thanks to this our message will be better audible and visible to our recipients.
“…I work in London, so the works of artists from smaller towns and other countries have a chance to be noticed in a place where culture is flourishing and attracts huge crowds of fans interested in buying and investing in art.“
The name of the Gallery sounds a bit familiar and intriguing at the same time.
The name is a play of words and sounds. As you probably know, I released 2 CDs with the band Unsun. The name Ann Sun sounds very similar to Unsun, and I chose it for that very reason. My real name is Anna, so everything fits. I wanted my art activity at Ann Sun to be a kind of continuation of what I started in my band. That’s why I chose a similarly sounding name: Ann Sun is not a name for a single person, but a variable, made for our artists.
How did it happen that you started to paint?
When I realized that I was no longer able to fulfil myself in music, my memory took me back to a state in which I could spend days and nights painting. I was thinking of it every day.
I felt that I wanted to paint again and that I could do it.
I became calmer. I stopped thinking about non-existent things. As if I had moved back in time to the times when I was really happy, young, largely naive and with a huge dose of trust in people. That trust I had lost somewhere in the last few years.
Thanks to the fact that I returned to painting, I felt like I was born again. Or maybe I found my way, from which I deviated.
After having long-term health problems and being unable to sing, I had to release my creativity and desire to create somewhere. I have used some of my creativity with solving programming problems or math, but a part of it was still trapped somewhere inside me.
Painting seems to be a perfect solution for freeing that trapped energy.
I see that there is a new artist in the ASA gallery What do you have to do to join ASA and what are the advantages?
A few weeks ago I got in touch with one of my old friends, whose art I have been a fan of for years. I asked if he would like to cooperate with me and he agreed.
Maciasu X (Maciej Maka)He is Polish songwriter, music producer and graphic designer and specializes in vector graphics and freestyle.
Katsumix has been with us almost from the very beginning and soon more of his works will be available in our gallery.
On the plus side, it is undoubted that I work in London, so the works of artists from smaller towns and other countries have a chance to be noticed in a place where culture is flourishing and attracts huge crowds of fans interested in buying and investing in art.
Besides, through my earlier artistic activity with the band Unsun, I have personally met many famous artists from the music scene, mainly metal, but also people associated with art. Music is not so different from painting. And in some ways it makes it easier for me to reach people with my art. All these years of working with Unsun now allow me to harvest fruit, although it still costs me a lot of work and energy.
With the passage of time and further development of the ASA gallery, I will definitely need a ‘hand to help’ because now it is a lot of work and a day seems to be short by about 4 hours.
To be continued…
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