Gallery INA DEDERER & FRIENDS
contemporary art gallery in the heart of Zurich
Leaving her homeland in Georgia in the Caucasus in 1990 to settle in Europe, the artist Marina has charmed collectors from Frankfurt to the French Riviera with her unique, life-sized polyester resin and bronze sculptures. The bohemian artist, already a famous poet in her native country, worked in television, theatre and animation before finding new expression in the arts, where she plays boundlessly with all the talents and impulses from her past.
Marina has created works in oil, crayon and ink, and has made papier-mâché and clay sculptures, but continues to find her forte in the resin and bronze wonders of women singing, dancing and playing instruments. Passionate about music, Marina’s figures embody the musical grace of women from the cultures that have influenced Marina’s own life: Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Georgian.
Her sculptures are gentle yet provocative, communicative yet private, blending contemporary and classic themes. Marina sculpts each figure in three-dimensional form in one day and then works with the best craftsmen in France and Italy to execute the piece. The bronzes exercise Marina’s classical training while the polyester resin sculptures celebrate her love for colours and her joyfulness.