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Valeria Kuznetsova (aka Matiush First)

Switzerland | Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Valeria Kuznetsova (also known as Matiush First), is an artist from Yekaterinburg, currently working in St. Petersburg. In her artwork, she explores practices and nature of the painting, and graphic traces left by human in the urban and digital space. She combines scientific, historic and performative approaches.

In Switzerland, Valeria will continue to immerse into the topic of the “collective painting” on the example of Basel city landscape. She also plans to research the culture of the scientific illustration based on the materials from the catalogues of the Basel museums and get familiar with the Swiss scene of the digital art. According to the artist idea, she plans to wrap up her residency with an installation featuring graphics, spatial objects and interactive videos.

Photo (с) Matiush First