Maria Seltsova (Ulyanovsk ,1986)
Seltsova studied painting at the Noella Roos art school in 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 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 researches towards the different artistic manifestations that involve corporeality, feminism and forgiveness.
June 2017 - Group Exhibition "Tough Body", Estudio Nomada, Barcelona, Spain
July 2017 - Group Exhibition "Root", Estudio Nomada, Barcelona, Spain
September 2017 - Group Exhibition "Cur.Ate Project Launch", The Depot, London, UK
December 2017 - International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy
May 2018 - "Sexuality in Female Art" video art show, Soho House, Barcelona, Spain
March 2019 - Group Exhibition "Sex with Russians", CU46 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Interview with MariSel "After the accident: Maria Sel's transformational art"
in Matrix Barcelona Magazine
Exhibition "Sex with Russians" Announcement: https://www.bonart.cat/actual/cu46-nova-galeria-especialitzada-en-art-sexual/
in BonArt Magazine
Interview about "Sex with Russians" and CU46 Gallery: https://www.elpuntavui.cat/cultura/article/1580138-l-art-del-sexe.html?utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1a8qgqvrrsqDyjXfVMeD2l1pWWWk3eeLz2MHcncGHSfTNSGWj6JY6DbEg
in El Punt Avui newspaper