In the Lisbon Subway


AUD $ 850

Oil on canvas


H 40cm x W 40cm


Stretched canvas, unframed

Says Maria Kostareva of In the Lisbon Subway: “The red line of the seats seemed to outline all people as a whole as I watched them inside the train in a subway.”


Maria Kostareva grew up is a small rural Russian community, only moving to Moscow as a young adult. Being an outside observer, she formed her own understanding of the position of people within urban spaces and was able to focus her art practice on making those mundane spaces and actions of daily urban experiences the subjects of her work.


In an attempt to cope with the hectic pace of a big city, Maria strives for mindfulness through capturing and bringing to life those images that we normally endure only for a short while. She seeks harmony between humankind and urban architecture, similar to the unity with nature. The composition of her artworks is based on the principle of an accidental photo. The figures appear on the canvas, just as they would to a human eye, only partly. The images do not unfold into a narrative: they are nothing but the moments appropriated from eternity.


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