Maria Seltsova (Ulyanovsk ,1986)
Seltsova studied painting at the Noella Roos art school on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Interested in the oriental culture, Seltsova has taken mystical and philosophical references to adapt them to her artistic creations. The artist's proposal focuses on translating the pictorial act into a process of healing and meditation. Also, taking elements of tantra, the artist seeks to question the taboos that revolve around sexual pleasure and female masturbation. Her most recent project entitled "Love yourself" is based on the principles of body art and action painting to combine the aforementioned statements.
For the artist to employ her own body as an artistic tool is a form of healing her past memories. Her art despite the intricate abstraction of colors is a confessional art, where the artist deposits part of her history, her body, and energy. Maria keeps doing several kinds of research towards the different artistic manifestations that involve corporeality, feminism, and forgiveness. Exhibitions:
October 2021 - Artcon.pro Collective Art Show, Dario Sigismondo Art Gallery, Barcelona. Spain
March 2021 - Online Group Exhibition "Metamorphosis", Explorins App organized by Wylsum Galleryhttps://www.explorins.com/route/metamorfosis-del-a...
May 2020 - Online Solo Exhibition, Viewing Room of CU46 Projecthttps://cu46now.com/mariaseltsova_vr
March 2020 - Group Exhibition "Sex with Russians", Chaka Khan Gastro-bar organized by Wylsum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
March 2019 - Group Exhibition "Sex with Russians", CU46 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
May 2018 - "Sexuality in Female Art" video art show, Soho House, Barcelona, Spain
December 2017 - International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy
September 2017 - Group Exhibition "Cur.Ate Project Launch", The Depot, London, UK
July 2017 - Group Exhibition "Root", Estudio Nomada, Barcelona, Spain
June 2017 - Group Exhibition "Tough Body", Estudio Nomada, Barcelona, Spain
May 2017 - Video-art Festival "LOOP Bcn", Barcelona, Spain Media:
Interview with Maria Seltsova as an artist and a gallerist (CU46 Project
) in Atlas of the Future Magazine
The article written by Maria Seltsova "Hype as a Marketing Tool" in Russian Art Magazine "Art Muse"
Interview with Maria Seltsova as a sexual female artist from Russia in Russian magazine about culture and society "Knife media"
Photos of Maria Seltsova painted by Filippo Ioco leading the Pride in Barcelona, 2019 on Beteve and La Vanguardia NewspaperInterview with Maria Seltsova and Vera Uvarova about "Sex with Russians" exhibition and CU46 Gallery in El Punt Avui Newspaper
Exhibition "Sex with Russians" Opening Announcement in BonArt Magazine
Interview with Maria Seltsova "After the accident: Maria Sel's transformational art"
in Matrix Barcelona Magazine