Maxim Ksuta



Whirling series


Whirling series 2014

120×100 cm, oil on canvas

Terrible thing

Terrible thing

Maxim Ksuta – Behind the Mirror

“The new nothing”

"The new nothing"

New Barbarians


Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

Sufi whirling


Sufi whirling series 2014

120×80 cm, oil on canvas

Sufi whirling (or Sufi spinning) is a form of Sama or physically active meditation which originated among Sufis, and which is still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order. It is a customary dance performed within the Sema, or worship ceremony, through which dervishes (also called semazens) aim to reach the source of all perfection, or kemal. This is sought through abandoning one’s nafs, egos or personal desires, by listening to the music, focusing on God, and spinning one’s body in repetitive circles, which has been seen as a symbolic imitation of planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun.[1] As explained by Sufis:[2]

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St. Christopher


Oil on canvas, 18×24 cm

Saint Christopher (Greek: Ἅγιος Χριστόφορος, Ágios Christóforos) is venerated by several Christian denominations as a martyr killed in the reign of the 3rd-century Roman EmperorDecius (reigned 249–251) or alternatively under the Roman Emperor Maximinus II Dacian (reigned 308–313). There appears to be confusion due to the similarity in names “Decius” and “Dacian”.

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New romance


oil on canvas, 2014

Bodhicitta – new object


bronze, wood, 2014

In Buddhism, bodhicitta(Sanskrit: बोधिचित्त; Chinese: 菩提心, putixin; Japanese: bodaishin; Standard Tibetan: Wylie transliteration: byang chub kyi sems; Mongolian: бодь сэтгэл; Vietnamese: Bồ-đề tâm), “enlightenment-mind”, is the mind that strives toward awakening and compassion for the benefit of all sentient beings.


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