Intuitive Paintings About Transformation
Maya Malioutina brings an intuitive sense of poetry to her compelling mixed media abstract paintings that explore universal themes of creation, life, struggle, and transformation. Like the artist Antoni Tàpies, she creates her art in the style of ‘pintura matérica’, in which non artistic materials are incorporated into the paintings. Her work is owned by many private collectors throughout the United States and Europe.
The artist maintains studios in New York, NY and Pennsylvania and has exhibited her work in several galleries and alternative venues including SoHo 20 Gallery, Ceres Gallery and the Pen & Brush gallery in New York, NY and the Brooklyn Artist Gym in Brooklyn, NY. Her artwork are featured in Nancy Reyner’s book “Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques” and she has also been included in articles in Professional Artist magazine.
Her process is slow and patient and each piece often requires anywhere from 10-40 layers before it matures. The exquisite surfaces entice viewers to come close to savor every crevasse. She invites viewers to, “Please touch my art!”
About her art Malioutina states, “My work is informed by the close-up discoveries of walls, corners and sidewalks. They represent the mystery and biographies that lie behind and within these textured surfaces. Erosion, oxidation, peeling paint, rust and bare boards all serve as a kind of poetic personal journey evoking the etched markings of wrinkles and scars.”
Since childhood Maya has lived in and traveled to many different countries throughout Europe. Having been exposed to a range of different cultures and environments she learned “to accept impermanence and to embrace things that are imperfect and incomplete”.
Visit Maya Malioutina’s website at www.mayamalioutina.com