Maria Sargarodschi (b.1985 in Medgidia, Romania) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Augsburg, Germany. After graduating from the National University of Arts in Bucharest with a specialism in painting, her work has been featured in group exhibitions in Romania including at Center of Visual Arts, Bucharest and The Art Museum, Constanta. She has had solo exhibitions at Red Gallery, London in 2015 and Funkhaus Berlin in 2016. Her animations were featured in the documentary Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise (Fufoo Film 2016) and were mentioned in publications like: Nowness, TAZ Magazine and The Guardian. From 2015 to 2019 she did collaborative work with Jamaican artist and musician Lee Scratch Perry.
Working with an always developing formula of resin, my work freezes familiar objects and habitual occurrences – such as water droplets, light bulbs, egg yolks and discarded rubbish – in time. By highlighting the state and texture of liquidity in a way that doesn’t quite exist in reality, but is reminiscent of it, I seek to trigger a response of perception and question its mechanisms. Fluidity is evoked with a sense of unusual stillness, like a continuum delay, to draw upon concepts of duration, memory and awareness of the present. The translucent surface of the varying qualities and consistencies of the resin reflects and distorts the surrounding space whilst also suggesting the idea of recording and storing fragments of it.