"I love you Buenos Aires", 2020
Mix media on canvas
35"2/5 x 63" (90 x 160 cm)
This is an abstract painting by Maria Marta Crespo. The Argentinian born artist works with mix-media specially oil, acrylic and collage. Most of her artworks can be seeing as abstract versus figurative.
The Impressionist movement and Paul Cézanne have greatly influenced her approach / treatment of color.
Marta has more than 20 years of career. Both, her maternal grandmother and grandfather were amateur artists. "My parents also painted," says the artist who has kept many of the works by her ancestors. It was therefore difficult to escape her vocation.
Many great artists such as Picasso, Rothko, Michelangelo, Kandinsky, Juan Miro and Antoni Tapies, are her source of inspiration too.
Her art also includes the implementation of three-dimensional objects. She defines her work as a hymn to color that procures feelings of joy, and delights the audience. Then comes the "simple" and often "organic" form, which can take on an aspect that is not far from Rousseau.
Several events have marked her career: her first prizes, recognition from the press and critics in her country and that very special moment when her work was published on cards and distributed in the city where she lives. But what she loves the most is contact with the public at biennales and exhibitions.
Her vivid palette has already won many fans and collectors in Latina America, Europe and Asia.