Fairy-tale Russian soul
"Painting is not a hobby, a profession or a passion. It is my doppelganger, my conscience, my second self," says painter Marina Krasnitskaya about the daily confrontation with her ideas and artistic visions.
"Picasso said that the work you paint is a way of journaling. That's exactly how I feel: each of my works is like capturing moments full of emotions and feelings. Each painting is deeply personal, each piece is 'me' – in very different forms and colours."
The Russian-born artist has lived and worked in Germany since 1994. In addition to her work as a graphic designer and web designer, she maintains and develops the clear, Russian visual language and folk culture in her paintings. Because of their colourfulness, the motifs, which range from cubist to fantastic, are reminiscent of other famous Russian artists such as Malevich or Chagall. Krasnitskaya's paintings are surrounded by a dreamlike aura and set a contemporary monument to Russian fairytale culture and symbolism.