MishMash is an art group consisting of artists Misha Leykin and Masha Sumnina.
Misha Leykin graduated from the Moscow Institute of Architecture in 1994, was a member of the Obledenenie Arkhitektorov group (1997–2001). Masha Sumnina graduated from the Institute of Printwork in 2001 The art of MishMash is distinguished by close study of art boundaries inherited from the representatives of Moscow romantic conceptualism movement. Their “peculiar lyricism and humanity of art” is fueled by trust in random elements and sympathy towards purely private material. “Our names combined together - mishmash - in many languages means jumble, confusion. We bring uncontrollable forces into our works - wind, mold, water, spectator, coincidence, found art, etc., exploring the relationship between chaos and order. We do not create a recognizable visual style, because the task, the concept — is essential, and for each we find its own material,” – comment the artists.
As part of Cosmoscow 2019, MishMash will present a total microspective of their work.