Periods of Art History Converge in Masha Gusova’s Paintings

by Andy SmithPosted on

The paintings of Moscow-born, Copenhagen-based artist Masha Gusova are not only in dialogue with art history, but also stir conversations within a single work. In creating these surreal convergences between scenes, the artist attempts make us “reassess the old patterns of thought that we are all subject to, and the need for us to allow them to shatter and be restructured throughout time.”

A statement says that Gusova’s work is “inspired by her background in art history. She uses various historical images, which she distorts in order to question our fragile belief systems and challenge our contemporary aesthetic values. From a visual perspective, she is interested in embracing and reconciling the mastery of the past with the innovation of the present.”

The artist’s work has been show across the world, with recent shows at Haven Gallery, Jonathan Levine Projects, and Jessup Cellars Gallery. See more of her work below.