Maria Marachowska 21.07.1980 (Monday) born in Omsk/ Siberia (Russia). Spent her early childhood in Estergom/ Hungary and in 1986 she moved with her family to the historic metropolis Kaliningrad/Königsberg, where she attended the E.T.A. Hoffmann music school for highly gifted children/ instrument: piano/1989-1993. In 1998, she returned to her native city Omsk/ Siberia for a period of 2 years to complete her studies of fine arts. Since 2000 she has been living in Germany, since 2004 in Berlin, where she has also newly discovered music for herself in addition to her work as a fine artist and has created her personal, innovative music style of SIBERIAN BLUES.
For Maria Marachowska painting represents an act of liberation, when she immerses into the element of art, the empty canvas or a sheet of paper means infinity to her. In her artistic expression, she knows no boundaries, the painter’s brush in her hand seems to take on a life of its own, becomes the key to an intensely personal, mysterious world. When she paints, she draws from the strength of her rich memories and her experience of life, quite remarkable for an artist as young as herself and capable of touching us just through their truthfulness and authenticity. In her works, her experiences are transformed into pure energy and emotions which are transmitted to the spectator, it is impossible to withdraw from the deep attraction of her images, they virtually absorb through their oscillating, often almost hallucinatory colours and their suggestive shapes. It is her artistic credo not to adjust whatsoever to anything that has existed, she cannot be assigned to any existing art style, her works speak of universal forces, far beyond any conventions.
Inspiration comes from within herself, from her innermost feelings, her joys and pains which she transfers into her visionary image compositions, as if to relieve of an oppressive burden – creation is a basic need to her, inseparably linked with her life. The process of her artistic work is only comparable to a natural phenomenon: the wave effect and extension, caused by a pebble that touches the water surface and spins apparently infinite circles, one arises from the other, a constant development and renovation, generating always new, innovative art works and image series. Maria Marachowska’s art is cosmic, seems to be connected to the stars, abstraction opens new dimensions of perception, something sacred and sublime is inherent to her oeuvre, radiates a healing power. The apocalyptic air, penetrating to the surface in many of her paintings, gives no reason to anguish or grief, but announces a new world in which the Fantastic has defeated cold rationality, through the awakening of an all-embracing cosmos, she gives reason to hope, her images give us a hint of a lost world before the beginning of time, to which there is no more access in normal life.
Having discovered the special art of glass painting for herself through a commissioned work for one of her collectors in 2011, Maria Marachowska has made this technique her own and developed it to perfection. The way she transfers her unique painting style from paper and canvas to transparency blasts the boundaries of traditional material properties, conveying the impression of alchemic power. A medium more commonly associated with ecclesial context or art-deco inspired design, glass painting has been transformed into a totally new art form in Maria Marachowska's recent works. Whereas in Tiffany objects, metal is used as separating element, she generates the same effect through the delicate application of relief paste, an enticing allusion to the assumed characteristics of stained glass art. © Text: Iris Weirich
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With her "Siberian Blues", Maria Marachowska has created an entirely new music style. Its strength lies precisely in the deliberate slowness that leaves room to the tones and allows them to linger on in the silent pauses. In her music and the soft timbre of her deep singing voice, this blue haze, that is Blues, takes on the shape of figures and moods, forms poetic words either from her own pen orinspired by world literature, and seems almost meditative. Whoever gets into this unique experience of "Siberian Blues", submerges far under the surface and comes across long lost feelings and emotions. This particular energy is transferred to the listener and has a cathartic effect.
Maria Marachowska, born on July 21st, 1980 in Omsk/ Siberia (Russia), spent her early childhood in Estergom/ Hungary (1980-1985) and in 1985 she moved with her family to the historic metropolis Kaliningrad/Königsberg (1985-1998), where she attended the E.T.A. Hoffmann music school for highly gifted children/ instrument: piano/1989-1993. In 1998, she returned to her native city Omsk/ Siberia (1998-2000) for a period of 2 years to complete her studies of fine arts. Since 2000 she has been living in Germany, since 2004 in Berlin, where she has also newly discovered music for herself in addition to her work as a fine artist and has created her personal, innovative music style of SIBERIAN BLUES. In 2007 she recorded her 1st album with 1st songs. In 2012 she released Album "HEART" (12 Songs). Although a convinced solo artist, she has also collaborated and performed with renowed musicians in the course of her professional career, i.a. with German music producer, film composer and bassist Micki Meuser (Micki Meuser is a German bass player, studio musician (Charlie Mariano) and music producer for bands such as Die Ärzte, Ideal, Ina Deter, Lemonbabies, among others) who has recorded and mixed her solo albums "EMOTIONS" (2015) and "STRANGER" (2016) and from 2016 - 2017 she recorded album "SILENCE" (2017) with British music producer, film composer and exceptional Hammond player Alan Reeves (Alan Reeves is a British film composer, music producer, and Hammond B3 virtuoso. In the course of his career he has received 35 international awards, including a Goldene Schallplatte. He became known for his work with the bands The Showtimers and Clinic as well as for the music for the films To Walk with Lions, The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, and Kill Bill Vol. 2. He has appeared with, among others, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, The Animals, The Who, Jimmy Page, David Bowie and The Beatles).
Since 2017 she is a member of GEMA and has submitted more than 200 songs and 300 instrumental compositions. In 2017 she released her solo album "MELANCHOLY". In 2018 she recorded by herself solo album "ABSTRACT DADA". Driven by an untiring creative energy, she constantly continues to develop and share her new musical work on various music and social media platforms both as carefully edited sound recordings and live transmissions and in the form of artistic music videos & albums created by herself.
Also from 2015 she recorded instrumental albums by herself: "WATER" (2015), "MATERIA" (2015), "9" (2015), "NIGHT" (2015), "SUMMER" (2015), "WINTER" (2015), "BLUE"(2016), "MEMORY" (2016), "HYPERICUM PERFORATUM" (2016), "FOREST" (2016), "THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY" (2016), "ICE" (2016), "HORROR COMES IN THE END"(2016), "LOST IN THE OCEAN" (2016), "TIME OF EXPECTATION" (2016), "GREY MATTER" (2016), "THOUGHTS OF 21.12.2016" (2016), "DARK BLUE" (2017), "GLASS" (2017), "SICKNESS" (2018).
In 2020 she released her solo album "WHY" (2020) & instrumental album "HORRONA" (2020). In 2021 she recorded & mixed 3 instrumental albums: "VISION", "DRIVE" & "GHOSTS".
She is fully aware of the fact, that she has the charism of a solo artist, she convinces with her personality and proves in a time, tending towards musical group pressure, that it is something special and outstanding to celebrate this art of minimalism and set a clear, precise and courageous statement against this band consonance. In her own hands, the diamond is polished best and reaches the utmost brilliance.
The melody speaks, we believe to hear a continuous echo to her singing voice on her guitar, she is capable of a playing technique that in a wondrous way conveys the acoustic illusion of hearing several instruments out of one. In the general effect, there is no need of any other instrument but this single guitar, to produce the drive of a band. It is as if the tones were falling from a distant star, as William S. Burroughs described the divine power of music in his “Cities of the Red Night“. Text: Iris Weirich
- Diploma as a painter for decorative ornamentation of metal, glass & wood as well as artistic design 1998-2000, Omsk/Russia
- Diploma as a Hair stylist, Omsk, Russia, Technical University, Omsk, 2001
- Diploma as a Media Designer for digital & print media/ design, 2004-2006, Berlin
- Diploma M.A. Vrubel Museum of fine arts, Omsk, Russia, 2011
- E.T.A. Hoffmann music School for highly gifted children, Instrument: Piano, 1989-1993, Kaliningrad-Königsberg, Russia.
- since 2004 Composer / Music "Siberian Blues", Instrument: Guitar
- since 2017 GEMA Member as a composer (200 Songs, 300 Instrumental Compositions)
"I HAVE PAINTED MORE THAN 3.000 PAINTINGS SINCE 1996 AND MADE MORE THAN 30 EXHIBITIONS AND SOLD MORE THAN 2.000 PAINTINGS WORLDWIDE. I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT 200 SONGS & 300 INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITIONS & I HAVE PLAYED MORE THAN 300 CONCERTS SINCE 2006. GEMA MEMBER AS A COMPOSER SINCE 2017.
GREAT! REASON TO COLLECT MY PAINTINGS!
Various paintings are contained in private collections in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Portugal, Ireland, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bosnia, Belgium, Luxemburg, Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, Australia, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, USA, Canada, Egypt, Cyprus, Israel, Hongkong, South Korea, Vietnam, China, India, Thailand, Turkey, Iraq, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Caribbean Islands, Costa Rica, Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Kuweit, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Alaska, Ukraine and Russia."
ME WORKING ON GLASS PAINTINGS
GIOVANNI DI LORENZO BOUGHT MY ORIGINAL KEY CHAIN PAINTING GLOW IN THE DARK! GREAT!
MY 5 SIBERIAN BLUES SONG WITH ALAN REEVES 2019
I AM VERY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT MY PAINTING "PORTRAIT" I CREATED IN AUGUST 2018 WILL APPEAR IN THE HORROR MOVIE "THE SURREAL PROJECT" (USA) BY AWARD-WINNING (6 wins and 11 nominations) HUNGARIAN DIRECTOR JÓZSEF GALLAI IN 2019! WORLD WIDE DISTRIBUTION IN 2020. HERE YOU CAN SEE THE TEASER-TRAILER!
ON19th NOVEMBER 2018 I MET IN BERLIN GERMAN TV MODERATOR STAR THOMAS GOTTSCHALK!