Nina Murashkina (b.1985)
– is a contemporary Ukrainian-born artist. She makes sensual and metaphorical art that is built on her sexuality and empirical knowledge of herself.
The artist crystallizes her own intimate experiences and reproduces her vision of a woman through vivid feminine images. The women with ambiguous and discredited positioning today are the Goddess: strong and weak at the same time with their snakelike plasticity and delicate sense, rational aspiration, and irrational doubt that can capture but is more often to be captured.
She lives with an infinite thirst for the harmony of all her entities. Murashkina and her female characters are integral to each other, her stories are the ones of her own experiences and metaphorical self-portraits. From a young age, she subtly compiled her female image. The elegance of the 19th century was borrowed from Victorian literature and boldly combined with the ghostly memories of the gloomy, late-Soviet life of Donetsk – the smell of nylon stockings and worn-out mother’s pearls.