Russian contemporary artist Marina Shtyk uses various techniques to manipulate and explore the
intersection between hidden subject and absence of human. Mostly focuses on accidental art she
creates abstract large-scale works to explore elusive visual form such as memory or human’s
movement. Currently studying fine art course at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow
she experiments with materials from everyday life which could capture natural touch of human. Her
interest starts in work where she manipulated with traditional techniques of linocut. The
juxtaposition of physical marks and memory became in a complicated illustration of life printed on
tracing paper. Since that time she keeps working with forms and acts of human’s being.
Material as an object which captures moments as a reflections of everyday life and apply to it intimacy and individuals of the person provoke me to think about presence in the past and evoke the feeling of melancholy and nostalgia. I used an old linoleum from my grandmother's small 1 room flat which was laid down on the floor there for around 40 year, the surface has a lot of scratches and indentations. I apply illustrations based on the life stories telling me during the day by my granny about soviet period and her childhood, the story wasn't constructive and complicated composition of the final print represents the aspect of human's memory to mix recollections and construct new story. Composed image of memory cut on a soviet linoleum and printed on a tracing paper.