Marta Djourina

1991 · Bulgaria

Artist biography

Marta Djourina is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who was born in Bulgaria - other established artists such as Leda Ekimova, Nina Kovacheva, Sophia Schama, Adriana Czernin, and Kiko Kostadinov were also born in Bulgaria. Marta Djourina was born in 1991.

About Marta Djourina's works

Marta Djourina's work is representative of the fields of Abstraction, Conceptual, Minimalism and Pop. Abstract art first came to be in the early 20th century, as a new and rather radical form of art. Artists were looking for a way of expressing the societal changes occurring at the time, and release their creative energy, thus distancing themselves from figurative art. With abstraction, the artists distance themselves from any accurate representation of reality, and the visual qualities often put in focus in such non-representative works are colours, shapes and textures. Some of the most influential contemporary art movements born from Abstraction include Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with key figures such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock. With abstract art, a sense of self-renewing freedom is materialising through the artworks, in a new tradition of creativity.

Conceptual art is arguably not as clear and easily defined as other art movements, and can often spark intense reactions in the viewers. By nature, Conceptualism puts an emphasis on the strategies and research that go into the creation, making the concept of an artwork its most essential feature, rather than the actual finished product. Although the movement emerged in the mid 1960s, simultaneously across Europe and America, its father Marcel Duchamp had paved the way back in 1917, with his controversial artwork Fontaine. Conceptual art rejects the traditional mediums, and tries to place the artwork in the realm of ideas - rather than that of material constructions. Some of the most prominent figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono.

The art movement known as Minimalism came to be at the end of the 1950s and during the 1960s, and has been one of the most powerful of all modern and contemporary movements. Minimalism developed in New York City among a number of growing artists who were moving away from Abstract Expressionism and who fancied a sleek, geometric aesthetic instead, free from expression. Earlier European abstract movements highly influenced American minimalist art creators. During the Second World War period, a large number of European expatriates gathered in New York and works by the Dutch De Stijl artists, Russian Constructivists, and members of the German Bauhaus became eminent, sought after and dominant. Each of these groups had pioneered radical forms of abstraction, and inspired artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Robert Morris to seek new directions in their art. These artists wanted to create art that answered only to itself, granting the viewer an instantaneous, exclusively visual response. The personal, gestural elements were stripped away with the aim to reveal the objective, formal consituents that comprised paintings and sculptures.

Pop Art is a highly significant movement which first came to be in the 1950s, across Britain and America, and can be described as both a critique and celebration of mass-produced popular culture. Although the styles and mediums included in Pop Art can highly vary, going from Roy Lichtenstein reproductions of comic-strips, to Andy Warhol’s silk-screen prints of soup cans, and Richard Hamilton’s collages, the underlying most fundamental aspect remains the same – an interest in mass-production, mass-culture and popular media. With Pop Art, the spirit of popular culture is raised to the status of high art, shifting boundaries and establishing a connection to the general public never achieved before by any other movement.


Marta Djourina most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at galerie burster in Berlin (23 January 2020 until 28 February 2020) with the exhibition vocab. Marta Djourina's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; L’ARTISTE ET LES COMMISSAIRES — NOT SO A WHITE CUBE #16 (11 December 2019 - 31 January 2020) at LAGE EGAL in Berlin and Art on Paper Amsterdam 2019 (25 September 2019 - 28 September 2019) at LAGE EGAL in Berlin. Marta Djourina's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called The Illusion of Painting and took place at Junge Kunst Berlin in Germany from the 24 August 2018 to 27 August 2018.

At the moment, Marta Djourina has a total of four artworks for sale at Artland.

Marta Djourina

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