ABOUT MARIA BAZAROVA
I was born in the mid-80s in Lithuania, in the small but amazingly beautiful young town of Visaginas. This beautiful place of Lithuania is close to the borders of Latvia and Belarus and it has had the most profound creative influence on my inner self. From a young girl, I was convinced I would associate my life with creativity, often impressing my fellow students and teachers with my artistic flair. Later I moved to Kyiv (Ukraine) to further my studies and graduated University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Kyiv is an amazing special city and has influenced me as a creative person. Here I learned many techniques and became fascinated with people and being about to see their inner light. I loved the beauty and elegance of the facets of the human body.
After completion of my studies, it was necessary to make a living. I used my talents in graphic design, though this was not for-filling my creative desires. “After all, it is amazing how quickly wings can grow! They can bother and hamper our living, but from the other side, they keep us from falling. Especially when people meet their love and suddenly are forced to say goodbye to it forever.” At age 29 I became engaged with my beloved man. He became terminally ill and died after a long illness. My dreams were fated not to come true and as a consequence of life’s misfortunes, I returned home to Visaginas to the family home where I deeply plunged in art, books, and meditation. This world is amazing and multi-faceted by the splendor of radiant emptiness. And exactly this shining light of emptiness has become the basis for my current paintings. “From now on, the canvas has absorbed the whole essence of human passions, images, and masks, showing them in light of our time.” – Maria Bazarova
1. Personal exhibition “People” Visaginas, Lithuania (June 2015)
2. Personal exhibition in Ignalina (November 2015)
3. Personal exhibition in Vilnius (November-December, 2016)
4. Exhibition in Parallax Art Fair in London (February 2019).