“In Maria Kossak’s artistic universe, the lustre of gold shimmers with an alternation of highlight and shadow. It is determined by opposition, reflecting polarity on both: material and spiritual level. In Kossak’s work, traces of life are infused with the artist’s image, suspended in the flickering instant that separates melancholy from joy.”
Dr. Stephan von Wiese, curator.
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“This peace is to me, a metaphor for human identity. It captures the fusion of two fluids: writing ink and breast milk, in a water basin. The image is created by projecting light through the basin, onto a blank canvas which turns into a light painting, mirroring the movement of the liquids…”
Maria Kossak is a German visual artist with Polish roots: born 1982 in Warsaw she moved with her family to Berlin as a child. She studied at the University of Fine Arts (UdK) and earned recognition for a body of innovative artwork that incorporated analogue and digital techniques. Her academic path included a one-year scholarship at the University of Sydney (2006). She graduated from the UdK in 2008 in the fields of painting, sculpture and photography with with outstanding grades. Kossak currently lives and works in the Berlin districts of Neukölln and Kreuzberg. (NEUKOELLNER)