Maria Koshenkova is an interesting visual and conceptual artist who uses glass as a medium to express herself. She has an experimental approach to her work and sees glass both blowing and cast, as a way of communicating her ideas, not to create perfectly shaped forms.
In Familiar Structures she is using elements that seem familiar to us Norwegians, recreating them in her own way – in a new material. At first sight each element might look like a copy of the last, but in reality they are unique objects hand shaped and re-assembled by the artist.
All the works in the exhibition are created in our Workshop during Maria Koshenkovas residency.
An interactive sound-installation that turns the gallery into a musical instrument played by the movement of the audience is among the works being exhibited. The Austrian composer, Richard Deutsch, is responsible for sound and technology.
Maria Koshenkova works with conceptual installations, land art, sound, drawing and assemblage. She’s originally from St. Petersburg but is currently living in Copenhagen. Koshenkova has shown her work internationally and participated in big group exhibitions showing contemporary glass and art in general.
She has a MA from St. Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy and has studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen.
Koshenkova is a visiting artist in S12 in May.