Margarita Kopp was born in 1985, in Kazakhstan. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe in the class of Professor Tatjana Doll, Professor Henning Strassburger and as a master student of Professor Ulla von Brandenburg.
Toys, comics, animals and plants are just some of the influences in Kopp’s artistic oeuvre. Not only does she move in an aesthetic world of play, she also sets the boundaries of the bizarre through the protagonists of her paintings, who are sometimes inflated. As a result, they suddenly seem threatening in their naivety. The flat and simply painted becomes essential. The oversized picture and the powerful painting are both squeezed to the extreme, as if more space is never enough.
With her ceramic sculptures she extends her work to another level. While these figures and objects hardly exceed toy size, they have found in their glazed fragility an optimal starting point, to amuse and pull us into their strange cosmos.
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