Born in Moscow, Masha Trotzky started her art career in 2009, became the “Best Photographer of Russia” (2010) National Award winner, received the Silver Graphis Award in New York (2015) and Aesthetica Art Prize in UK (2015). Artist and jewellery designer, she has had solo exhibitions in Moscow, Florence, Barcelona, Hamburg, Brussels, Milan and Bologna.
The series “Social Madness” is dedicated to the new aesthetic and ideology dictated to us by social networks. How did Facebook and YouTube change our habits and behaviour and language? How fake materials and fake news became an obligatory part of our life? And who are they - the People of the Future? This project was created in 2019 and will be shown in London for the first time.
“NewsPaperWork” Jewellery collection was created by Masha Trotzky in 2015 as an extension of art project dedicated to the role of propaganda and news in contemporary society.
The idea is to recycle aggressive propaganda campaigns into something beautiful, creative and humane.
The art of Anna Birshtein is famous for bright and expressive language. Anna Birshtein is a hedonist, which defines emotional tonality of her works.
Anna Birshtein was born in the family of two famous artists Max Birshtein and Nina Vatolina (who created the most well-known Soviet poster 'Ne Boltai' /'Don’t Talk'). Anna graduated from Moscow State Art Institute in 1967. She is a member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts; in 2003 she was awarded with the silver medal of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts.
Anna’s works are presented in the leading state museums of Russia, among which are the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Russian Museum. Her paintings are part of permanent collection of the National Museum “Women in arts” in Washington. Her works are also presented in private and corporate collections in the USA, Russia, UK, France, Austria, Monaco and other parts of Europe. Anna was one of the first Soviet artists who exhibited her works in London and Edinburg for the first time in 1987.
The series “Flowers” are summer-like festive still lives drawn from nature. Critics mark a surprising love for life in the artist’s artworks.
Anna repels all prejudices on female art. “Female artist, just a male artist, can be commercially demanded”, Anna says. “Our generation has many great artists-women, and there are almost no men equal to them. Nevertheless, there is no “female art”. I do not believe women perceive world anyhow else. Age and gender are not important in fine arts'.
Soviet avant-garde artist Alexander Labas entered the history of Soviet art as a romantic, praising the wonders of machinery of the young state. Indeed, everything at the time seemed marvelous, illuminated by bright sunshine and subservient to the power of the mind. Thus appeared the progress in the paintings of the artist, and in the best Soviet poetry. Undoubtedly, the main themes in the paintings of Labas – speed, movement and technical perfection.
According to biography of Alexander Labas, he studied at the Imperial Stroganov School of Industrial Art in the studio of F. Rerberg, then in the studio of I. Mashkov. Since 1917 he continued his studies at the State Art Studios (VHUTEMAS) in the workshops of F. Malyavin, Konchalovsky, Kazimir Malevich, Kandinsky, P. Kuznetsov, K. Istomin, and A. Lentulov. However, the same as many of his colleagues of the time, served as the artist of the 3rd Army of the Eastern Front (1919). Then, at the invitation of V. Favorsky taught painting and chromatics in the All-Union State art workshops (since 1924). In 1920 – 1930-ies engaged in stage design of performances at the Theater of the Revolution, named after VF Komissarzhevskaya and the State Jewish Theater (GOSET).
In addition, Alexander Labas made panoramas and dioramas for the Soviet pavilion at the World Exhibition in Paris (1937), and the World’s Fair in New York (1939), as well as for the Main Pavilion of All-Union Agricultural Exhibition (1938-1941). Alexander Labas – one of the founding members of the OST (Society of Easel Artists).
Marija Šević graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade at 2011, where she received MA in painting.
As a scholar of the French government, she resided at l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the classes of professors Claude Closky and James Rielly.
She is a co-founding member of U10 art space in Belgrade, working on managing exhibitions and events.
She exhibited in solo and groups shows including Balkan Party, MAC gallery (Rome, 2017); HETEROTOPIA, Serbian House (London, 2017) Unsafe Colors, Studio 106 L.A (Los Angeles 2016); 'Parallel Vienna' (Vienna 2015); 'LISTE – Art Fair Basel' (Basel, 2015); 'Synthèse', French Cultural Center, (Belgrade, 2015); 'Giorni Felici', Casa Testori (Milan, 2014); 'It's hard to be..in time, 47. BITEF', Judical Academy (B elgrade, 2013); 'N a Cidade Deserta', The Alliance française (Brasilia, 2013)
Marija lives and work s in Belgrade.