Mariya is using paint beyond its image making qualities, she is curious about its physicality and the transformation from liquid to something fixed.

Rather then adding or taking away from the support in a conventional manner her process consist of pouring substance over and then separating it from the surface of the support.
Mariya’s practice has developed out of practical and theoretical concerns with paint and explores the intersection between painting and sculpture, questioning the role of the support and the relationship of the painting to the wall, where the painted element is no longer attached to or dependent upon the support.