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Marta Masternak was born 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, film, sound 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. She is also a member of the experimental jazz/noise/punk band:  permanenterror.
Currently in the Art Residency Flux Factory in New York City, granted by TMU.
                               
                                                           
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             Photos: Suchart Wannaset         

~ END~ LESS~ FLOW~ (column_01)

                                                                                                                              plywood papel, MDF, aqrylic, pastel                                                                                                                 
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.


 




 


                                                            Photos: Suchart Wannaset                                             



~ END~ LESS~ FLOW~ (column_02)

   
MDF, foil, found footage: 3min54s (looped)

  
0,6m x 0,85m x 2,50m





A column is the second part of the sculptural installation ~ END~ LESS~ FLOW~. This part represents an indicative matter of a political issue in the EU in 2015 and is related to the crisis in Greece. The column_02 is made of “poor” material - processed wood. The manufacturing of these relatively new technologies understandably gives no longterm guarantee. The unstable material in this work emphasizes garbage and the makeshift dual characteristics of those times. The feelings of uncertainty and illusion are also increased with a looped film, which is projected directly onto the sculpture. The film is a collage of a find footage moving graph, representing the sine wave in quantum physics and a record of the reflecting water.



 




     
Photos: Suchart Wannaset










~ END~ LESS~ FLOW~ (column_03)

   
MDF, pigment, plaster, foam



  0,80m x 2,5m x 1,0m











                             

~END~LESS~FLOW~