Interview: Maria Tsepennikova

Interview: Maria TsepennikovaImage courtesy of Maria Tsepennikova

Interview: Maria Tsepennikova

Luca Curci talks with the artist Maria Tsepennikova during CONTEMPORARY VENICE – Architectures of Identities exhibition in Venice on April 2016. Maria was born on October, 22nd 1988 in Riga, Latvia. At 3 years she moved with mum and the senior sister to Kiev, Ukraine. Since her childhood she enjoyed drawing. In 3,5 years she passed examinations and acted in the school of arts. Maria played different tools, drew, sang, was engaged in ballet, then national dances. She graduated musical school on a class of piano. She studied drawing in art studio at the Union of artists of Ukraine. The artist sang and danced in national ensemble with which acted and went by tour. After school she entered the Publishing and Printing Institute NTUU “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and perfectly graduated being the graphic artist. She worked in different projects, the advertising companies. Maria draw, she is engaged in registration of books, polygraphs and she teach in Publishing and Printing Institute NTUU “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” Department of graphic arts: graphic art, book design.

 

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Luca Curci – Is it your first exhibition in Italy?
Maria Tsepennikova – It is my first exhibition in Italy. I am in love with your country. It is close to me on spirit. For the first time I have got acquainted with Italy in the childhood in the age of 7. Italy is hugely varied: in it incorporate both simplicity and refinement, the wild nature and the tourist centers, hospitable sociable people and ancient historical places of interest…

L.C. – What is your artist direction? Are you interested in new media and new practises?
M.T. – I take a great interest in painting, and graphics, and computer art. I simply pass all that I see. Painting for me is a way to share the experience, the emotions.
I am opened for all new. It is interesting to me to exchange the impressions with others. Dialogue with other cultures in which it is possible to find not only new, but also reflection of bases of human relationships which surrounds also me is always excited.

 

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L.C. – Do you agree with our vision of art and what you think about the theme of CONTEMPORARY VENICE – ARCHITECTURES OF IDENTITIES ?
M.T. – I like your openness, related topics of your actions are interesting to me also. Venice is a unique city. Its name began to personify a condition of soul. Venice is not only a symbol of enamored pairs, but also the symbol love for the life entirely. Venice today is symbiosis of old times and the present. On one hand it is the Italian city filled by the culture and tradition, on the other hand it is a part of all world where the person from any country can feel as the house. Coming to Venice everyone feel the family, they pull together with an atmosphere which fills city. Venice is varied and multicultural. It’s possible to be among noisy crowd on the area, or alone with yourself in the middle of small streets. Such minutes help people to learn, who they are actually and who they become after today.

 

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L.C. – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the theme of CONTEMPORARY VENICE – ARCHITECTURES OF IDENTITIES?
M.T. – Each picture is a reflection of the event. On one hand the artist shows a peace of the soul, with another shows, that it is surrounded with. And when the person looks at the picture of the artist it could be seen and the peace of the reflection, answers to some questions can be found. Similarity with the ideas helps to feel, that you are not the only one such as you are. In my paintings I wanted to show different displays of love by which our life is filled. Also I wanted to tell about difficulties which were earlier and remain actual and today. About that, as in the crowd you can be and stay lonely and on the contrary with one person is possible to feel all the Universe. Sometimes it is very poorly necessary for happiness. It is necessary to be simply opened and to love the life.

L.C. – What do you think about the curatorial project?
M.T. – It’s wonderful when there are people who help others to open themselves to the world. I teach in college and I understand importance of curator activity. Sometimes the onlooker sees most of the game where it is necessary to direct, on what to concentrate on, in what to emphasize. I am grateful for a possibility to share my work in your project.

 

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L.C. – What do you think about our press office?
M.T. – I like your activity. It is interesting, that you enlighten not only the projects, as well as tell about interesting events in art. It is pleasant to find some sources which are close to you where you can learn about a novelty connected with your interests.

L.C. – What do you think about It’s LIQUID Group? Do you think it can represent an opportunity for artists?
M.T. – I have got acquainted with your project accidentally. It is pleasant to me, that you are active both on a site, and in social networks. It is very interesting, that in your projects you unite different displays of art: both painting, and a photo, both video, and performance. Thus people from different corners of the world can prove in the style, and the spectator can find what he needs and what to like.

 

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