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Company Maya Smira
ArtistMaya Smira
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Black is a new kind of painting, an evolution of time based media, as well as demolition. It is a trace of a long gone clean board, and it's transformation into a human ego, a poetic explosion, and an ongoing rorschach test. The scene is set in a fluid composition, clear water invaded by black ink, taking over the frame, exposing the camera reflection, and creating an abstract dynamic of ongoing motion and emotion. Organic shapes in constant change, sometimes balanced, sometimes chaotic, creating mixed feelings of meditation and apocalypse.

Maya Smira is a multidisciplinary artist who use time based media, photography, installation & performance. Her creative process is deeply involved in larger global and social issues and events, and is affected by her constant travels around the world. Born and raised in Israel, in 2012 she obtained a BA in Arts and Humanities, and a BFA in photography in Tel-Aviv. In 2014 she received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute at the New Genres department, with honors & awards. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries & festivals around the world.