Margo Trushina explores metaphor, communication and public participation through site-specific installations, sculptures, live performances and interventions. Her work is optimistic in its reflection of moments of shared experience, often incorporating signifiers of celebration and communal gatherings.
Margo Trushina’s latest work explores how humanity perceives and experiences our environment and its physical and metaphysical lines and boundaries. Using natural and artificial materials such as plants, metal, stone, wood, sound and light, artist creates large scale installations or “physical environments”, which addresses eternal topics through the use of new media and interaction with it.
Often employing the use of synthetic materials parodying those of nature, these art installations beckon the viewer to suspend their knowledge of the image as a constructed fiction, and imbue them with their beliefs and fantasies. It is the interstice between the instinctual action of perception and the logic of comprehension that fascinates the artist. Experience is rendered both physiological in her works through an accentuation of the gap between the rational expectational of an occurrence and its correlation with the visceral experience of it.
Since 2006 Margo Trushina has shown in various exhibitions in Russia, Europe and the UK. In addition to gallery shows, her works recently featured in public and museum exhibitions, including Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; Castello De Rivoli Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; MultiMedia Art Museum, Moscow and others.