MARAT PARANSKY - MIXED MEDIA
Marat Paransky is a sculptor, painter, photographer, and mixed-media artist residing in Metro Detroit. He received an MFA in visual arts from the Lesley University College of A&D in Cambridge, MA. His work has been exhibited throughut Michigan as well as nationally. Marat's work generally falls under the umbrellas of two projects.
The focus of the first body of works is on the nuclear power/weapons debate and it follows years of interest and research into the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters as well as its ties to his childhood in Ukraine. In 2016, the Ministry of Medium Machines show at Kendall College of A&D in Grand Rapids featured the project in its entirety.
The second series is less research-based and more about chance and found objects and images. It usually takes the form of collage and assemblage and often includes bits and pieces of Marat's older artworks. Detroit's Corktown Studios hosted "Dolania Americana," the latest iteration of the project, in June 2017.