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Batik artist Maria Kaminskaya

April. Batik artist Maria Kaminskaya

April. Beautiful art work by Batik artist Maria Kaminskaya

Batik artist Maria Kaminskaya
Born in 1983 in Rostov-on-Don, Maria Kaminskaya graduated from South-Russian State Technical University, with qualification of designer and Interpreter of the German language. In 2001, Maria participated in the exhibition “Young Artists of Don” in Rostov-on-Don, and received the diploma. According to the artist, she has been engaged in painting on silk since 2002.
Meanwhile, in 2006 Maria Kaminskaya moved to Moscow. And the next year, in December 2007, she had her first solo exhibition “Silk Road”.
Maria – member of the Creative Union of Professional Artists (since 2008). She took part in the jubilee exhibition of goods and handicraft in Monaco, as well as in the exhibition “Golden Globe 2008” in “Crocus Expo”, Moscow. The works are in private collections in the cities of Russia, as well as Kishinev, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Ottawa, Toronto, London, New York and others.

Khakassian woman. Batik artist Maria Kaminskaya

Khakassian woman. Painting on silk. Stunning work by Moscow based artist Maria Kaminskaya

In fact, Batik – hand-painted on cloth with the use of reserving compositions. As a rule, Batik artists use such fabrics as silk, cotton, wool, and sometimes even synthetics. For each tissue is necessary to use a special ink and to obtain clear boundaries at the intersection is used a special fixative ink. Also called reserve, this ink consists of paraffin, gasoline, water, or, depending on the chosen technique, fabrics and colors.

Batik artist Maria Kaminskaya