Anastasia Mina uses screen printing, drawings and found photographic images to produce works that are full of references, from the historical and the political to the personal and from the specific to the ambiguous. The photographic sources function as the starting point in order to transform images by changing their scale or changing the medium and thus disallowing a penetrating gaze. By manually re-editing the found material (covering, erasing or obscuring it through labor intensive techniques), she aims in dismantling an image’s content and redirect and reclaim its meaning. Her transformations are impulse driven, not in a pursuit of truth or a need to correct the image. She invents and apply her own rules and formulas often based on an rational stemming from elements within the image itself. This rational is applied throughout her process as guideline for ‘undoing’ the image.
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