Under The Breast: SilverMaya Malioutina
Acrylic paint, silver leaf, cold wax on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
30 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
"This painting is about embracing the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete," says Maya. A wall with peeling paint, rusted undertones, a rough texture, forgotten and overlooked with so many stories to tell. Embellished with silver leaf and featuring a rust colored underpainting.
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
Maya’s abstract mixed-media artworks are inspired by urban imperfections–cracks in sidewalks, peeling paint, rusted metal. Influenced by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, Maya embraces the aesthetic flaws of city life, translating daily discoveries into heavily layered and textured paintings. “Some works have close to fifty layers,” she mentions. “I like to layer paint and media slowly, a little at a time.” Maya employs a neutral palette and generous applications of metallic leaf to create meditative yet sumptuous artworks, quietly enticing the viewer.