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Yana Ushakova

This series, “Autoanastomosis,” is inspired by anastomosis, defined as "a cross-connection between adjacent channels, tubes, fibers, or other parts of a network." It's a surgical technique used to piece together body parts and rechannel blood flow. I reshape my own understanding of the body without the male gaze. Inspired by my experience on chemotherapy, I focus on the beauty within today’s body of survival, vulnerability, destruction, and recovery. I turn my subjects inside out to expose their true nudity in various stages of life, health, interactions with others or self. They are mangled, tangled, dismantled, and reassembled but I strive to portray my subjects as self-possessing, perhaps discomforting to the viewer in their own self-assertion, dissection, and contortion.

Email 

yanasstudio@gmail.com


Website

www.yanaushakova.com


Instagram

www.instagram.com/yana_ushakova

Autoanastomosis Couple
Autoanastomosis Couple

Oil on Canvas, 36 by 42 inches, 2018.

Autoanastomosis Insomnia
Autoanastomosis Insomnia

Oil on Canvas, 36 by 42 inches, 2019.

Autoanastomosis Jenny
Autoanastomosis Jenny

Oil on Canvas, 36 by 36 inches, 2018.

Autoanastomosis Desert Walk
Autoanastomosis Desert Walk

Oil on Canvas, 60 by 40 inches, 2019.

Autoanastomosis Early Morning
Autoanastomosis Early Morning

Oil on Canvas, 36 by 72 inches, 2019.

Autoanastomosis Party 2
Autoanastomosis Party 2

Oil on Canvas, 40 by 60 inches, 2019.