Anuschka Barlas

Anuschka Barlas is in the final year of a BA in Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. Her practice is rooted in drawing from observation and memory to explore the sensation and emotive qualities of places and people, evoking their presence as well as the relationship between herself and the subject. During the pandemic, Anuschka spent a year living in the remote Scottish Highlands and her subject matter shifted from life drawing in the studio and in public spaces to rural and isolated landscapes. These opposite experiences combine to create moments of stillness, ambiguity and a tension between the familiar and the strange within her work.