Masha Volkova is an object artist who creates sculptural furniture and furniture-like sculptures. Through her work, she examines the personalities of objects, which she presents as characters with wooden skeletons. The sculptures convey their meanings through explicit shapes and textures, with layered structures and intricate facades that draw the viewer’s attention and invite closer examination of often-overlooked objects.
Volkova’s artistic practice is an ongoing investigation into the dynamics of objectification, encouraging viewers to consider not only the everyday functions of objects but also their ethics and meanings. In her works, a couch may rear up, or a cabinet may fall in love, imbuing each object with a sense of life and narrative. She invites us to listen to these stories with our eyes.