Hello, my name is Maria Skakun, I am an artist, performer, teacher and art therapist. Participant of international exhibitions. I live in France, in Paris.
I have been drawing and studying fine arts since childhood, but since 2017 painting has become my main occupation. For 8 years I have been building a career in the IT and Fashion industry as a designer and art director, after which I decided to leave this activity and allow myself to create as an artist.
My painting can be classified as intuitive action painting.
Through art, I explore the self-identification of personality, corporeality and the experience of emotions. Inspire me people, psychology, synesthesia of feelings, nature, music and the world of the unconscious. From here I get new ideas for their research and observations. More often I write in the style of abstraction or surrealism, for me they are the most expressive tool. Sketching helps me to feel and capture the moment as much as possible.
Favorite genre – nude, portrait, abstraction.
I paint in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Experimenting with different tools to achieve the clearest artistic expression of the concept. I periodically research performance in my art.
Collaborations with other artists allow me to understand the purity of creativity through synergy and improvisation.
I also study modern methods of art therapy in order to better understand how a person immerses in creativity, how art affects the perception and formation of personality, which gives opportunities for the development of personality.
Open to the exchange of ideas and creative collaborations.
A large video interview with me for the Art Belarus portal and the Grad City shopping center, where I talk about the artist’s path and creativity in russian
|Institute of Modern Knowledges named A. M. Shirokova, Minsk||Designer of Virtual Environments||2007-2012|
|Minsk State College of Architecture and Civil Engineering||Technician-Architect||2003-2007|
|Gymnasium College of Art №1 of Minsk|
Training in modern types of art therapy, refresher courses
My works are in private collections in Belarus, France, USA, Poland, Germany, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Israel, Lithuania.
|“Immersion. Portraits”||TUT.BY Gallery||Minsk, Belarus||2018|
|“Mirror”||Art Gallery||Minsk, Belarus||2017|
|Immersive exhibition “Labyrinth Bardo”|
Sketching exhibition “Travel with me”
Painting exhibition “Art philosophy”
„Faces and eyes”
art gallery Filadora art, gallery of different Art
Participation in other expositions
|The exhibition “Love”|
Festival of Russian contemporary dances “Proba” with the cinema-dance project “N”
|Minsk, Art Space of “Vershy” (19 Oktyabrskaya St.)|
|Artivism & solidarity, online exhibition of laboratory participants, action “Liberation” within the laboratory on actionism||Online||2021|
|“Love line. Eroticism in the works of the great masters of the 20th century”||NCCA, Minsk, Belarus||2020/21|
|“Critical thinking. Art exhibition”||Pireus, Poznan, Poland||2020|
|“Autumn Salon’20”, Republican exhibition for sale||Palace of Arts, Minsk||2020|
|“ART CAPITAL 2020”||GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France||2020|
|“Sketchbook exhibition”||National Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk||2018|
|“U-festival”, festival of self-expression and free creativity||Minsk 2018||2018|
|“I am Monet I am Shishkin I am Malevich”||National Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk||2018|
|ROZHDENIE”, festival “Millennium Mythology”||Ok16, Minsk||2019|
|“PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST”||HIDE, Minsk||2019|
Participation in educational international projects
- 2021 – “Soft skills” “NGO Logos” and Erasmus plus, France.
2021 – “Critical thinking” “NGO Logos” and Erasmus plus, France.
2019 – “Carpathian stories” “NGO Logos” and Erasmus plus, Ukraine.
- 2019 – “Critical thinking” “NGO Logos” and Erasmus plus, France.