Maria Dimanshtein | AHA Artist in the Press

Maria Dimanshtein

I create work about what it means to be a human in the context of the Universe:
living the everyday life with an awareness of the infinity of time and space. My collages, drawings and installations are intimate and poetic and are based on my own experiences.

 Maria Dimanshtein - from the series "The states of mine"
Maria Dimanshtein - from the series "The states of mine"

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I combine the mundane and the mysterious, juxtaposing elements of the daily reality with those of outer space and darkness of the void. I use dark colors along with white ink and shiny textures and incorporate my poetic writing into my visual work.
Some themes that I explore are: anxiety of freedom vs. comfort of the mundane, a yearning for a divine power, sexuality as a gateway to the sublime, and emotional states of being.

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