Antonina Kulmasova is Russian painter based in Glasgow. Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 2020 she has continued experimenting with oil paint and various techniques to portray the human, primarily female, body. By stripping away colour and any excessive detail she finds unnecessary in a photograph, she builds onto the surface in progressive layers. Ultimately, she aims to explore her subject in terms of placement and presence within its space, the relationship between the layered painting technique and body language, and the confrontational significance of the subject to her personally.