Anna Salenko

Anna Salenko

ArtistHong Kong
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Anna Salenko

Anna Salenko

ArtistHong Kong
About me
I was born in 1990 in the city of Vladivostok. I remember the bright sun, the sea, the white foam of waves, the mountains and cool fresh breezes. Often, I think about expressing these memories using colors, and these are the bright colors that I try to infuse in my work. They inhabited my mind and were placed there long before I decided to become an artist. At the age of 11, I was lucky enough to visit Hong Kong. Surrounded by a range of mountains and sitting right beside the sea, the city reminded me of Vladivostok, however its vibrant, dynamic nature and the fusion between Asian and European culture made Hong Kong truly unique in my eyes, as well as unforgettable. At that time, I had not yet discovered my passion to draw, I simply observed life and accumulated impressions. My trip to Italy decided everything. Immediately after school, I entered the Institute of European Design at the faculty of Fashion Marketing and moved to live in Milan. It was in Italy that I really realized what was so important to me. My experience at the institute opened up the world of art to me, and I began to immerse myself more and more in it. That was the first time I picked up the palette knife. I can explain my immediate love for the palette knife as a momentary infatuation, however it turned out to be even more serious. Soon I had a faithful companion, a sketchbook, which I carried around with me everywhere I went. The only problem was that I couldn’t find any high-quality learning resources to help me master the technique of drawing with a palette knife. So, I decided to study the subject on my own. I visited the museums of Italy and France, and absorbed the energy of the ancient cities of Europe. This inspired me in my creative work and provided me with the strength and zeal to master a new direction in my art. So, since 2012, I’ve only been using a palette knife and oil for my paintings After graduation, I moved to live in the south of China. The pleasant memories from my childhood that I mentioned earlier, the southern climate and the close proximity to the sea all helped to inspire me, and I finally discovered and decided on my style and found my voice in painting. I now live and work in Hong Kong. I draw inspiration for my creativity from life’s moments. Each of these unique moments fill me with energy and a desire to draw. My paintings are combinations of bright colors, and this is the central theme in my artwork. There is almost never any black in my work, only light and bold tones, with which I use to tell my story in each piece of work.
Projects
  • 30th ANNIVERSARY CONRAD Hotel Hong Kong
    30th ANNIVERSARY CONRAD Hotel Hong KongAnna partnered with hotel Conrad Hong Kong to hold an exhibition in honor of the 30th anniversary of the hotel. The exhibition featured a collection of paintings made specifically for this event. Hotel Conrad Hong Kong commissioned Anna to create a collection of 30 paintings which decorated the halls, restaurants and lobby of the hotel. The result of the cooperation was an auction, at which Anna's artworks were presented. The funds received from the sale of the paintings were donated to charity.
  • ART MAP
    ART MAPABOUT THE PROJECT Two creative teams joined in an unusual Union to create a bright and original project. The most positive vibes of the city, its most juicy colors through the prism of works inspired by Hong Kong Anna Salenko and to the accompaniment of fragrant and incredibly delicious Australian coffee TIL. COLLABORATION The colorful and lively SAI YING PUN district is a truly unique place. Here, not far from the sea, you can smell its salty smell, and look up to see the picturesque mountains
  • LET'S LIVE NOW - social PROJECT HONG KONG
    LET'S LIVE NOW - social PROJECT HONG KONGLet's Live Now, how does it sound? Well… repeated and total lockdown has shown that each of us is much stronger than it seems. Each of us has learned to live in new life circumstances. Each of us desperately wants to return to the usual way of life, the usual way of interacting with each other. We spend a lot of energy on experiences and thoughts: What would have happened if the world had not been shaken by a pandemic? A sense of missed opportunities is devastating. AIM The goal of the proj