OPENING DECEMBER 16 - JANUARY 30
Maria Koshenkova was born in 1981 in St.Petersburg, Russia. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
My work reflects both of my cultural backgrounds: Russia, where I grew up and
Scandinavia, where I have been shaped as an artist.
The main material I use for my artistic practice is glass, but depending on the
concept I combine and transform it with various materials, such as wax, wood,
ceramic tiles, concrete and drawings. Also the alchemic process fascinates me
when the material changes from solid to liquid and backwards
vanishing point in my sculptures.
The most recent topic of my artistic research is the crossover between parallel
realities, based on site-specific contexts, local history and architecture.
In these contexts I intervene, molding new storylines by working with glass, which
involves the human body in a very direct and active way.
Producing glass – objects, which can be looked at or glass objects, which are not
visible at first sight and function like intruders in these environments, gives me the
possibility to establish a balance on the border between the “reality of the past”
and the “present reality”.
Glass as a mirror or a transparent media itself embodies the border between an
existing and non – existing structure.
In my glass interventions I establish a concrete but fragile equilibrium between the
real object and the abstract object, which is defined only by its own form.
I am interested to reach the point where the ready made objects I use as a model –
whether they are wooden planks from a wall of a destroyed house or freshly
bought pig hearts from a market – are transformed by my physical artistic act of
re-sculpting them into unfamiliar structures which show both parallel realities I
deal with: the lost past and the real – present context of the now.
THE ROOM STUDIOS
WHERE: THE ROOM STUDIOS, VIA ACAIA 81, ROME
VERNISSAGE OPENING : 6pm - 2am
6pm - 2am WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY
FOR APPOINTMENTS/ VIEWINGS at any time - please call the contact number or
email [email protected]
HOW TO GET HERE:
Re di roma / San giovanni METRO + 10 min walk
From Termini direct bus 360 - STOP ACAIA + 1 min walk
From Piazza Venezia bus 87/628 STOP SATRICO / ACAIA + 2 min walk
IG: room.studios / thewolfftree
Contact: +393335462434 kevin pineda