Anastasia Bay (Paris, 1988) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Bay graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and had shows at Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels Gallery Weekend and Everyday Gallery among others. Her paintings are often in large scale, characterized by secure brushstrokes and rough drawing marks applied over colour field backgrounds. Bay depicts human figures in a way that reminds of Minoan frescos and Egyptian ceremonial images. The charachters in the paintings are often in couples or the paintings themselves are presented as dyptics, revealing an interest in relationship dynamics, symmetry and balance.