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Masha Somik

Masha Somik was born in 1987 in Moscow. In 2010 she graduated from Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry. In 2011 Somik received a master's degree from the Camberwell College of Arts in London.


“I am an abstract artist and therefore I perceive the words as a complication of art, they prevent us from creating a direct, pure contact with the audience. Words always have meanings and each person reads them differently. I would like to exhibit my objects even without giving them a name. I appeal to the sensual and intuitive side of the viewer. I want one to look at my work with his heart. For me, art appears when words end. Art is my tool when I want to talk about inexplicable things. I believe that with the help of abstraction one can speak wider and louder. The theme with which I work most often is society, society and relations between people. I want to live in a free, safe society. Where there is a place for empathy, care and humanity. ”

-solo shows: What type of abstract are you? (Installation, performance, Extrapool, Nijmegen, 2020) I can hear you (performance, The State Theater of Nations, Moscow, 2019) Tenderness (Abandoned house, Vladimir, 2018) Burst in blossom (the northern wing of the horse yard of the manor house Vlakhernskoe-Kuzminki, Moscow, 2018) The wooden blocks (CUeB Gallery, London, 2011) -group shows: The rooms ( private apartment, Moscow, 2019) And what if you go with the flow of your imagination (Nikola-Lenivets, 2019) Garden (private workshop, Moscow, 2017) It is cool now (basketball court at the Airport subway station, Moscow, 2016) The forest (Gasworks Gallery, London, 2011)


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