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Marta Masternak was born in 1981 in Poznan, Poland and now lives and works in Berlin. She studied Painting, Sculpture and Multimedia at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and Fine Art at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Before she studied Architecture, which was natural pre-development of her current artistic activities. Masternak´s work oscillates mostly between sculpture and drawing and it is presented in site-specific arrangements, that intend to evoke a mood rather than telling a story. Her installations are built from mixed media and are based on research into shapes, the fluid transition of material and color from one form to another, and how this impacts the viewer´s perception. Her compositions strike an odd balance between spontaneous expressions and precise calculations, often relating to elements of  forms and lines, it creates a visual rhythm and fluid continuity, which exposes the phantom of time, the fragility of movement and the present day human condition.  Other important subject in her works is the processing of memory and how this has shifted through engagement with digital media. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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             Photos: Suchart Wannaset         

~ END~ LESS~ FLOW~ (column_01)

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1,25m x 1,5m x 2,5m
   

             



The work ~ END~ LESS~ FLOW~ is a sculptural installation and consists of three parts. The main matter of the work is the oscillation of Greece’s political situation in 2015 in the EU and it is presented in a symbolic way as three columns without any functional goal. The sculpture in the picture is built of cheap materials like MDF wood plates, and it is simple to rebuild and transport; almost like IKEA furniture. The uselessness of its function is not only emphasized through the unstable material but also through its dimension, and its inability of supporting a ceiling. The object consists of two main elements: colors and shapes. The main goal was exploring harmony and rhythm in the form, and through the use of color and shape to lead a viewer into contemplation and give them an illusion of the “flow”. The dualism of the work ́s title is significant in adequately demonstrating this social/political issue.


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