Marina Savashynskaya’s paintings are nature-based abstractions, composed through harmonious movement, material improvisation and layers of translucent color. The paintings bare resemblance to elements in nature while simultaneously departing from literal representations. Each painting seeks a level of reservation as well as an embrace of the unforeseeable. Her relationship with painting is very physical. The artist’s process is to manipulate the surface of each piece, granting the work a sculptural quality. Moving around the painting, positioning themselves to direct paint flow from specific angles. The process lends itself to the build-up of layers, capturing traces of time and movement. The practice is both seductive and uncertain. Fluid media is sensitive to its environment; a deep breath, a slight shift of focus, a sound in the distance all impact the process, causing the marks to sway from their predetermined path.
Marina Savashynskaya was born in Minsk, Belarus and moved to the United States when she was nine years old. Savashynskaya studied business and art at Columbus State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2016. She currently lives and works in Charleston, SC. Her artwork has been featured in museums and galleries throughout the United States as well as national and international private and public collections