"Rest" by Anastasia Simrit Kaur
In my dealings with painters I have learned that there is one vital difference in the expression of mainstream and spiritually oriented art: “normal” art wants to leave interpretation up to the viewer — and the artist sometimes even plays diva, questioning the viewer’s ability to think for himself when he is being asked to explain ‘the meaning?’
Spiritual oriented art always has a clear, unapologetic goal. This doesn’t mean that one is better than the other: art always has the ability to influence society by giving new perspectives; it influences the mind. Art per se is therefore always something that is spiritual.
Maybe we can agree on the notion that art is the most accessible for people when it is done by artists who understand the intention of their works.
I talked to Anastasia Simrit Kaur (26), a young, upcoming Russian-American painter, who has already gained the attention of the spiritual community in L.A.
DANA HEIDNER-KRUEGER: What are you aiming to express with your art?
ANASTASIA SIMRIT KAUR: My goal with all my art is to bring a healing energy to the space it is in; each piece has a name that specifies its extra function: some pieces are meant to evoke meditation, some to evoke relaxation, some to inspire creativity and passion, some to evoke prosperity.
I really aim to convey a positive emotion. I hope that when looking at the art I’ve made people feel something good, that they enjoy what they see and that it evokes pleasant memories in them. All of the art I make is created in a meditative state, so much so that when a painting is done, I’m not sure how it happened, but there it is!
DANA HEIDNER-KRUEGER: Who influenced your style?
"Deep Sea: explore" by Anastasia Simrit Kaur
ANASTASIA SIMRIT KAUR: Where to start… I think I have to give my mom the most credit because she More…!