“Maryna Baranovska paints those who live in the forest, its trees and its spirits. Inspired by mythology and Slavic folklore, like a medium or a shaman, she shows us the disturbing strangeness of movements of her unconscious. In search of herself, her imagination becomes collective and refounds the original myths” – characterizes the oeuvre of Maryna Baranovska French artist Caroline Gutlé. Baranovska is well-known for her expressive and surrealist style and monumental works. She usually foregoes sketches and preliminary drafts. According to the artist, painting dictates her plots, and her characters emerge from her subconscious, bridging the gap between traditional and futurological motives.
Maryna Baranovska was born in 1983 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Having graduated from the Department of Painting of the T.H. Shevchenko State Comprehensive Art School in 2001, she immigrated to Germany the same year. In 2002-2009, Baranovska studied at Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste Berlin), with professors Dieter Hacker and Valerie Favre as her advisors. Maryna is widely exhibited, and her works can often be seen at shows in Berlin and Paris. Maryna Baranovska lives and works in Berlin, Germany.