Bio: Maria Bozina is a New Zealand artist. She is known for her surrealistic and photo-realistic drawings and paintings. Maria works from her home studio in Wellington. She used to study fine art and design in Russia and New Zealand (Bachelor of Creative Technologies). Maria has got a huge knowledge in application of different media through years of research and experiments during her studies. She paints with different types of techniques using oil, charcoal, ink or acrylic.
Artist statement: The painting "Hands" is my metaphor for the cruelty of men against women's fragility. The aspiration of men to dominate women is pushing weak women to associate their destiny with prostitution, hard work or moral humiliation on the part of men. Unfortunately, the struggle of the women for their dignity will be endless if the women continue to allow themselves to be humiliated.