Maria Apoleika (born in 1986) is a painter, a drawer, a photographers, an animation and video artist. She combines the attentive observation of the real world with the free play of imagination thus creating colourful, mysterious and engrossing scenes. She is inspired by old and naïve art as well as contemporary “folk” internet art. She draws upon legends, children imagination, media and her environment to immortalize the customs of the degraded urban reality. She is interested in everything that is grotesque, paradoxical, dark and amusing at the same time. She often makes.