The newest acquisition to the USQ Art Collection Part 1:
We are thrilled to unveil Part 1 of USQ’s newest acquisition: introducing the work of contemporary artist Arthur Apanski, Contemplating Reincarnation, 2018.
Moscow-born, Australian-based artist Arthur Apanski grew up in Belarus. He studied theatre production at the Belarussian Institute of Culture and worked as an actor for the Belarusian State Theatre in Mogilyov. In 1997, Apanski migrated to Australia and now lives in Coledale where he has been painting full time since 2005.
Arthur has been a finalist in numerous art awards including the Blake Prize for Religious Art 2006, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2010 and Blacktown City Art Exhibition 2010. He has won awards at the Thirroul Art Prize Festival in 2008 and 2010. In 2013 he exhibited his show In Search of Gravity and in 2017 Anthropocene
at Wollongong City Gallery, NSW Australia.
Apanski writes, “Spiritual teachings propose that collective consciousness is generating the world we experience. Everything is consciousness. Consciousness experiments with what else it can become through an endless cycle of reincarnation. And this is the focus of my contemplation."
Arthur Apanksi's Contemplating Reincarnation, 2018. Oil on canvas - USQ Art Collection 2020.1