ARTIST STATEMENT

 

Malkhazova works in conceptual artistic practice, in painting, sculptures, video and fiction Film. As a main topic of her works is the human mind and the collaboration between the senses. In a half-conscious and half unconscious art practice, as Malkhazova calls “Painting” , she is discovering within the process of her Paintings and Drawings. The engagement in Video-Art and Performance has led to more conceptual work-attitude and merges her experience in work in Theatre and Film, with actors and on scripts and writings with contemporary artistic practice. In this case Malkhazova reinvents artistic practice and behavior by reflecting the contemporary art world and its progress and process in some of her performances and pieces. Working inside the Cinema -Production, as a producer and Script- writer became her profession, and built up the acknowledgement for art practice and understanding of different “Art-Realities” . Born in Moscow, Anastasia Malkhazova received her BA in Fine Arts from the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, Class of Tal R and Rosemarie Trockel, in 2010. After studying Painting and Sculpture Malkhazova developed several Video Works and performances in the Class of Rosemarie Trockel, and shot a documentary full length film about youngsters in Moscow. She received her Diploma and “Meisterschüler” from Rosemarie Trockel. After she went to study film in the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne KHM, where she completed several fictional, experimental and documentary films, which have successfully been screened on international festivals. Getting in touch with the Animation Class of Artist Reimund Krumme in KHM, she finished a 4minute hand drawn animation and created a concept for a feature length hand drawn animation film with an absurd and futuristic content. During her film studies in the KHM, Malkhazova worked in the school-Ateliers on her Paintings and Drawings, creating and developing her unique enigmatic style, resulting in monochrome large format paintings and drawings, having a multilayered depth, that evokes “subconscious and sometimes emotions “ — so Peter Doig. While studying and producing films at KHM, Malkhazova kept working on her paintings which she displayed in several solo-exhibitions at that time. In 2017 She received her Master Degree from Prof. Julia Sher and Sabine Rollberg with her Diploma full length Documentary “In between Time”. At the moment, Malkhazova is in the postproduction of her Debut fictional short, while planing new performances and exhibitions. Her works are included in private German and Russian collections. Malkhazova lives and works in Cologne and Moscow.

Malkhazova works in conceptual artistic practice, As a main topic of her works is the human mind and the collaboration between the senses. In a half-conscious and half unconscious art practice, as Malkhazova calls “Painting” , she is discovering within the process of her Paintings and Drawings. The engagement in Video-Art and Performance has led to more conceptual work-attitude and merges her experience in work in Theatre and Film, with actors and on scripts and writings with contemporary artistic practice. In this case Malkhazova reinvents artistic practice and behaviour by reflecting the contemporary art world and its progress and process in some of her performances and pieces. Working inside the Cinema -Production, as a producer and Script- writer became her profession, and built up the acknowledgement for art practice and understanding of different “Art-Realities” .