Biography

Ananda Dhama

Ananda Dhama is a contemporary artist living in the suburbs of Vancouver. Born in Moscow, she pays homage to the heritage of her homeland, particularly to such great artists as Polenov and Kuindzhi. As the fifth generation of a family of designers, she blends the techniques of old masters with modern technologies in her paintings. Ananda's formal education began at the age of 10, refining her craft under the guidance of Elizaveta Zalegina at the Surikov Art Lyceum. Her conceptual thinking was shaped at the private Edas School under Vladislav Kirpichov. Additional lectures on art history at the Museum of Architecture by Nadezhda Smolina fuelled her interest in analyzing the past and present, instilling a special affinity for the traditions of ancient cultures.
Ananda Dhama is a contemporary artist living in the suburbs of Vancouver. Born in Moscow, she pays homage to the heritage of her homeland, particularly to such great artists as Polenov and Kuindzhi. As the fifth generation of a family of designers, she blends the techniques of old masters with modern technologies in her paintings.
Ananda's formal education began at the age of 10, refining her craft under the guidance of Elizaveta Zalegina at the Surikov Art Lyceum. Her conceptual thinking was shaped at the private Edas School under Vladislav Kirpichov. Additional lectures on art history at the Museum of Architecture by Nadezhda Smolina fuelled her interest in analyzing the past and present, instilling a special affinity for the traditions of ancient cultures. Notably, her biographical lineage starts with a Jewish engraver, after whom successive generations have been involved in the art of contemporary design.
The principles of working with space through abstract thinking were shaped by architectural college and later the institute, where Yuri Safronov played a key role in her project activities. After completing her bachelor's degree, she continued her journey at a psycho-pedagogical university under Victoria Yurkevich's department. In her master's research, she explored the connection between imaginative and logical thinking in the development of creative activities.
However, for Ananda Dhama, an essential aspect of life is not only familial continuity but also spiritual. After visiting Cambodia at the age of 18, she developed a profound interest in Eastern practices, dreamed of embracing the boundless, and aspired to broad-mindedness. Currently, one of the most vibrant sources of inspiration for her is the work of the Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai, who has incorporated old-fashioned traditions into his works, igniting interest in cultural heritage for the modern generation.
Despite a conscious choice to follow a realistic style in painting, Ananda considers herself a conceptual artist. For her, the primary importance lies in the thought, while the style and genre serve the concept. Her goal is to achieve such a level of minimalism in her practice that visually conforms to the laws of material perception but mentally transcends them.
Ananda Dhama

Artwork

  • Contemporary Art. Title: Blossom spring, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 12 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Blossom Spring

    Oil on Canvas

    36 x 12 in | 91.5 x 30.5 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Calm horizon, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Calm Horizon

    Oil on Canvas

    24 x 24 in | 61 x 61 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Dearness, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Dearness

    Oil on Canvas

    36 x 36 in | 91 x 91 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Early tide, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 24 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Early Tide

    Oil on Canvas

    12 x 24 in | 30.5 x 61 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Enchanting sunlight, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Enchanting Sunlight

    Oil on Canvas

    30 x 48 in | 76 x 122 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Fair wind, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 24 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Fair Wind

    Oil on Canvas

    48 x 24 in | 122 x 61 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Fraser Valley, Oil on Canvas, 10 x 10 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Fraser Valley

    Oil on Canvas

    10 x 10 in | 25.5 x 25.5 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Glimpse, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 40 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Glimpse

    Oil on Canvas

    16 x 40 i  | 40.5 x 101.5 cm

  • Contemporary Art. Title: Guide Your Dragon, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Guide Your Dragon

    Oil on Canvas

    36 x 24 in | 91 x 61 cm

  • Contemporary Art. Title: Liberty, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 48 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Liberty

    Oil on Canvas

    30 x 48 in | 76 x 122 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: New hope, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    New Hope

    Oil on Canvas

    36 x 24 in | 91.5 x 61 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Peace for all, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Peace for All

    Oil on Canvas

    36 x 48 in | 91.5 x 122 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Serenity, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Serenity – SOLD

    Oil on Canvas

    36 x 36 in | 91.5 x 91.5 cm

  • Contemporary Landscape Art. Title: Still morning, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 in by Canadian Artist Ananda Dhama.

    Still Morning

    Oil on Canvas

    24 x 24 in | 61 x 61 cm