Maria Safronova Wahlström (born in 1989, Moscow, Russia) is an artist based in Gothenburg. With a deep interest in social myths, she is working with themes of collective behaviour and linguistic practices that signal our social belonging. Issues of relations between collective identity and
individual formation, our maintenance of social boundaries and moral and
ideological branding form the main field of her practice. From a background in
classical painting, she moved into the field of sculpture and installation where she seeks juxtapositions of conceptual and visual form, translated through material
and space. In different projects she works between small objects, large scale sculptures, graphics and painting.