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Marta Shmatava

Artist (Belarus)
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Artist Marta Shmatava born February 15, 1965.
Live in Minsk, Belarus.
The painter.
Education:
1980-1984 - Minsk State Art College named after AK Glebov
1985-1991 - Belorussian Academy of Arts, Belarus.
Member of the Union of Artists of Belarus from 1989.

My paintings are a synthesis of several styles: Art Deco, Surrealism and Symbolism. I work in the oil medium. A positive existentialism is my philosophy that I bring to the audience. My interests refer to a uniqueness of a human being, an individual. I am trying to work in a scale close to a human size in order to create more powerful and real-life-like communication with my viewers. In my art I am striving to create a new reality where the inner world of a human soul projects on to the outer world and shapes it. I use a language of symbols. Symbolism in my art translates in to multiple messages and adds dimensions to the interpretation, as I am trying to avoid delivering one specific message. In our world our souls can suffer from self -destruction, loneliness and stress. All these negative elements can be treated with light and creativity, and the transformation will follow ...
(Events:
- 2014, March – organizer and curated an art group exhibition of woman - artists "Clara and Roza." (gender project). National Museum of Modern Art in Minsk. Took part as artist.
- 2005 – ART OF BELARUS – THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE EAST AND THE WEST. Mobile Project Germany (Flensburg, Marn, Husum, Sylt, Bad Steben)
- 2002, 2004 -party of mobile project in the CFSP (Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy) "on April 26 to the light ...." dedicated to the Chernobyl tragedy.
- 1996- Exhibition of women-artists. Russian Academy. Moscow. Prize of the Russian Union of Artists.

Museums and collections:
- Thematic series of color linocuts inspired by poetic cycle of a well-known Belorussian poet Maxim Bogdanovich (5) - Collections of the National Art Museum of Belarus; Museum of Maxim Bogdanovich (Minsk, Belarus); Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner (Bad Steuben, Germany).
Paintings:
- Art Foundation of the Republic of Belarus.
- Art collection of Prior Bank, Belarus.
- Private collections in Belarus, Russia, Netherlands, Germany, USA, France, Belgium, Turkey, Spain.

EXHIBITIONS
Solo:
2015- MARTA SHMATAVA and PAUL ROUWETTTE. OOCKER Galerie. The Netherlands
2015 -"AWAY FROM THE BUSTLE" Salon LUX. Curator - Dr. René M. Schröder, Honorary Consul of Republic Belarus in Hamburg. With help of "FreiwilligenBörseHamburg", Germany.
2014 -"WORLDS - TIMES - DIMENSIONS" (2014, November). GALERIE ATELIER III, Barmstedt, Germany
2010 – FARBE. LICHT.GLEICHKLAND Gallery “Arthaus Genzel”, Wetzlar, Germany (with Laima Puntule, Latvia, together)
2007 – Gallery PICTURA AETERNA, Brussel, Belgium
2007 (September) – OOCKER Galerie. Heusden, The Netherlands
2006 (April) – OOCKER Galerie. Heusden, The Netherlands
2003 – Cultural Centre in Bois D’Arcy, France
1989, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010 – Minsk, Belarus.


Selected Group Exhibitions:
2015 - POLONAISE. Dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the composer M. Oginski
2015 – BIENNALE OF PAINTING, DRAWING AND SCULPTURE. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2015 – "LABYRINTH" (painting). Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2014 –"Flowers", Gallery '' Labyrinth '', Belarusian National Library, Minsk, Belarus
2014 – CLARA AND ROZA – Group (7+1). Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus. (Curator and artist)
2013 – "PROJECT" (painting). Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2013 – BIENNALE OF PAINTING, DRAWINGAND SCULPTURE. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2012 – PARALLEL COMMUNICATIONS. Group (7). Minsk Belarus
2012 – ONCE AGAIN ABOUT LOVE. Group (5) Sed Arte Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
2011 – SUBJECTIVE REALISM. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2011 – BELORUSSIAN STILL-LIFE. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2010 – 2014 – ART-STEP (annual exhibition). Gallery '' Labyrinth ''. Belarusian National Library, Minsk, Belarus
2010 – REALISME. Oocker gallerie, Heusden, The Netherland
2010 – BIOSPHERE. Under the auspices of the UN Office in Belarus. Republican gallery "University of culture". Minsk, Belarus
2010 – LANDSCAPE. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus
2010 – STILL-LIFE . Gallery '' Labyrinth '', Belarusian National Library, Minsk, Belarus
2010 – Painting. (On the 70th anniversary of Belarusian artist V.F. Sumarev). National Museum of Belarus, Minsk
2009 – BABY BOOM! Under the auspices of the UN Office in Belarus. Gallery “University of culture”. Minsk, Belarus
2008-2010– NEVSKA GALLERY. San Francisco. USA
2007 - THE WORLD OF WOMEN (4 artists-women). National Museum of Belarus, Minsk.
2007 – BELARUS 2. Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner, Bad Steben, Germany
2006 – 2014 – Gallery OOCKER, Heusden, The Netherlands
2005 – ART OF BELARUS – THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE EAST AND THE WEST. Mobile Project Germany (Flensburg, Marn, Husum, Sylt)
2005 – “BELARUS” , Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner, Bad Steben, Germany
2005 – GalleryGODA. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 – APRIL, 26TH…TOWARD THE LIGHT Mobile art exhibition. Italy (more than 15 cities).
2004 – 2005 – Walls Gallery. Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 – ART OF BELARUS. Never, France
2002 – Art Centre . Delft, Netherlands
2002 – APRIL, 26TH…TOWARD THE LIGHT . Mobile Belarusian art-project. Europarlament, Brussels, Belgium. Headquarters MAGATE, Austria. Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland)
2002 – Art Centre Portet-Syr-Garonne, France
2000 – Belarussian Art. Mobile project. Europarlament. Building of NATO, Brussels, Belgium
2000 – ARTISTIC DYNASTY. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus
1999- Group exhibition. Munster, Germany
1996- Exhibition of women-artists. Russian Academy. Moscow. Prizeof the Russian Union of Artists.
1995 – Belorussian art (for artists).Central House Of Artist, Moscow, Russia
1994 – Exhibition of Belarusian Visual Arts. Bonn, Germany