“Embraceless Beauty repainted”-  private COLLECTION INSTALLATION, winter 2016.
Maria Kossak is a German artist of Polish descent. She studied sculpture at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin, under Tony Cragg. Her work is part of several international collections. Many of Kossak’s works allude to Eastern European iconography, as well as to the canonic Western styles of Art Nouveau and Abstract Expressionism. One of her central themes concerns the historic-cultural qualities of „gold”, and its ambivalent mediation between material power and spiritual transcendence. Kossak explores the persistent human curiosity in the intrinsic substance of gold and its many surrogates, looking to it as an index of a more general system of social values.

The MARRIAGE between the ARTIST and her own VISON

OVIDS Pygmalion and Galatea – retold. The images are part of an installation which is going to be shown at the 2018 NEUKÖLLN ART FESTIVAL in Berlin.

Homage to DUCHAMP and WARHOL

The VENUS of BERLIN INSTALLATION is an hommage to Marcel Duchamp’s concept of the READY MADE and Andy Warhol’s golden MARILYN TONDO.

VENUS REPLICA No. 1, technique: water color and gold spray on polymer, size: 150 cm
VENUS REPLICA No. 2, technique: water color and gold spray on polymer, size: 150 cm
VENUS REPLICA No. 3, technique: water color and gold spray on polymer, size: 150 cm
The VENUS of BERLIN PORTRAIT – part of the ONE in a MILLION- “Embraceless Beauty repainted” installation-  (2016, private collection). Technique: mixed media on gilded brass, 110 cm diameter.

Homage to Gustav Klimt 

Selfportrait as MÄDA PRIMAVESI, Berlin 2011 (part of the Schwules Museums Berlin Collection).
Shown at “ANDERERSEITS” Künstlerische Einwürfe zur Frauenfußball WM 2011. The exhibiton presented positions on women’s football, – as a field of GENDER DISCOURSE. Technique: 80 x 110 cm mixed media on cardboard. 

Homage to Mark Rothko

Part of the ECHTGOLD exhibition @ Berlin art and culture festival  NACHT UND NEBEL-  November 2014 at Kindl Stuben Neukölln.
SOUND OF THE EARTH I,  80 x 110 cm watercolor, goldpigment and plated gold on canvas, (private collection) Berlin 2014
SOUND OF THE EARTH II,  80 x 110 cm watercolor, goldpigment and plated gold on canvas, (private collection) Berlin 2014

Homage to the Berlin-Neukölln neighbourhood

This diptych depicts the intersection of Flughafenstraße/ Karl-Marx Straße and was shown at “Cafe Schoenstedt” -LUXUS NEUKÖLLN -, curated by the Institut für Raumforschung in the context of the 48h NEUKÖLLN art festival in 2011. 
FREIES NEUKÖLLN I Berlin 2011, mixed media on cardboard, 70 x 100 cm
FREIES NEUKÖLLN II Berlin 2011, mixed media on cardboard, 70 x 100 cm
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