About Maria Zaytseva
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The most inspiring and exciting element of creativity for me as an artist is freedom of self-expression. I use different art mediums for realization of the same plastic idea both in painting and graphic. It challenges me all the time. My art is a connection between me and the world around. I use difference mediums but mainly printmaking : lithography, dry-point engraving, cardboard, linocut printing and mixed techniques, including elements of collages. А special pleasure to use collagraph printmaking. I love this method of printmaking as it is very experimental and although you may use the printing plate several times no print will ever be identical. All of this contributes to my work in series.
The main theme of my art is a citycape or even the fragments. To be more precise, I am more interested in sensitive experience and perception of the scene than in the view itself. My knowledge and my feelings are combined in a creative embodiment. Two places of artistic power run through my work: my homeland is Moscow and my love is Venice. Embankments, bridges, buildings, that appear in my works, are reflected in the water and make my heart beat faster. Sometimes I think that the essence of the subject is hidden from us and only ART can help us to see a lot of secret meanings. At this point my work becomes an exploration and variety of materials and mediums help me to reveal different aspects of this process.
I love to experiment with different textures and often transfer real surfaces on to paper for using them in my work. The process of creating is as valuable as the result.
My art is my way of saying "THANK YOU" to the world for the beauty and endless inspiration that surrounds me.