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About Maria Magenta

Born:

1992 in Lychen, Germany

Lives and Works:

London, United Kingdom

Education:

MFA, V.I. Surikov State Art Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation, 2016

Awards:

The finalist of the ICAC Art contest 2018, London, United Kingdom, 2018
The finalist for the Rize Art Prize, London, United Kingdom, 2018
Awarded with a diploma for 1st place, the Int, Moscow, Russian Federation, 2016

About the artist

Maria Magenta is an artist who is famous with her preference to work on nude real and far from the ideal human bodies, portraits. She is interested in a philosophy and a metaphysics of the human body, a character, a mood. Her art based on a mix of early renaissance architecture and monumental portrayal and islamic miniatures. Artist uses a special perspective in her pictures. All her paintings based on the Golden ratio. Maria says: "The golden ratio is a formula that determines beauty."
The artist is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow, and exhibited worldwide: Cannes, Moscow, Prague, Monte-Carlo, London.


Need to know

  • Maria paints figurative works and still life pieces that explore the contrast between the animate and the inanimate.
  • The artist has exhibited widely around the world (including Russia and France).
  • Maria's largescale works make characterful statement pieces.
Rachael Thomas

Rise Art Prize Judge Rachael Thomas says:

"Maria Magenta’s poetic and evocative works not only exquisitely portray a human presence, but also convey a sense of questioning of the human condition. Through delicate use of pattern and composition, these works capture a mood out of time."

Maria Magenta

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