About Maria Magenta


1992 in Lychen, Germany

Lives and Works:

London, United Kingdom


Master of arts, The state art institute by Surikov, Moscow, Russian Federation, 2015


The winner of art exhibition in All-russian d, Moscow, Russian Federation, 2015
Diaghilev’s medal, Moscow, Russian Federation, 2006

About the artist

Maria Magenta is a Russian artist who paints figurative works and still life pieces. Her work aims to connect the animate with the inanimate. By focusing on living figures in lifeless interiors, Maria explores the human condition and the nature of physical presences in defined spaces.

The artist is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow, and has recently held solo exhibitions in Cannes, Moscow, Prague, Monaco.

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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