Ten43 Gallery is proud to announce the first New York exhibition of paintings by Russian Emerging artist Maria Garkavenko.
Garkavenko’s work evokes triune thoughts of a unity between human, spirit and soul existing in moments of time. Two figures are joined through braided hair, creating a trinity with the moon floating above. The energy that bursts from these canvases stems from the bold color and silence the work explores. We feel as though we are peeking into the inner most thoughts and rituals of the subjects.
Her ontological question of existence is visible on the canvases. The atmospheric balance achieved through flat color and line alludes to the artist’s desire for harmony and inner peace. This artist’s journey is a constant pursuit of the inspection of the soul and self-analysis combined with a simplistic voice of artistic expression.
Maria Garkavenko was born in Leningrad in 1980. She earned her degree in classical art at the Stirlitz Academy of Art. In 2006 she was honored with membership to the prestigious union of artists.
She lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.