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Self-objectification isn’t contraposing objectification here. Instead, the ability to create and the desire to fulfill your own image of beauty becomes a tool of free choice. Mascha’s way of being by herself is much like Frieda Kahlo’s, who wrote: “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best”. So does Mascha Naumova, transferring her selfies on canvases. Through capturing different emotional states and transformations, the artist is looking for her very own beautiful face. 

Love Me Like Her
Painting, 01 on canvas, 180 x 140 cm, multi-part.
"The Beauty, The Beast" #1
Pigment print on Ink Jet papier, Edition of 3 + 2AP, 30*40
"The Beauty, The Beast" #2
Pigment print on Ink Jet papier, Edition of 3 + 2AP, 30*40
"The Beauty, The Beast" #3
Pigment print on Ink Jet papier, Edition of 3 + 2AP, 30*40
"The Beauty, The Beast" #4
Pigment print on Ink Jet papier, Edition of 3 + 2AP, 30*40
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Mascha Naumova (born 1984 in Moscow, Russia) is a visual artist, performer and video maker who lives and works in Berlin.

She graduated from Moscow State Stroganov Academy for Applied Arts in 2010.

Her work concerns themes of emotional experience, gender roles, femininity, sex, mortality and humanity’s fight against it. Mascha’s performances, influenced by theatrical plays and classical drama, are often close to mystical scenes. The artist’s work is also developed from monumental painting, emotional drift and social research.

In her recent practices, the artist works through the spectrum of emotions which is supposed to be forbidden – or at least hidden from the public's eye. The demand to have strict control over one’s emotions is one of the main imperatives that is put onto an individual by society.

An ongoing exploration of experiencing the female identity, reflection through creating the rituals that are mirroring social processes.

Masha Naumova is developing this research throughout her artistic practice.