Employing techniques from different fields, Aksiniya Misyuta veers between figurative and abstract imagery, though avoiding depictions executed in pure abstraction. Often rendered with cubist attributes, the emerging artist‘s works are characterized by a geometrically stylized approach that conveys magnetism submerged in a dystopian environment. Without clear facial features, her obscure figures become articulate with the shadowy topological framework of the well managed space. Misyuta is a painter of voluptuous forms focused on situational portraiture, while her paintings are signified by their proportionally oversized or exaggerated figures. Regardless gender, the artist illustrates rough-textured gigantic appearances in an alluring way. Besides the bulky sizes, the enigmatic bodily development of significant geometry is providing alternative perspectives in the viewer’s eyes, underlining motion and rhythmic play.
Aks Misyuta was born in 1984 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation’.