MAITE CIURANA

Collection

Each color produces an emotion and on this premise I let myself be carried away in each work; in this sense I adhere to the phrase of Pablo Picasso: "I do not paint what I see, I paint what I feel".

I believe that painting must give off energy, it must have life, it must transmit and provoke emotions and that is what I am looking for when I relate to it.

About the artist:

Participation in National and International Fairs and Exhibitions: Amsterdam, Spain (Asturias, Córdoba, León, Madrid, Marbella, Valencia), Hong Kong, Italy, London, Luxembourg and New York. Coming soon: Paris International Art Fair (September 2022) and Innsbruck/Austria-(October 2022).

After studying Art History for a few years, I have felt  the need to try to express my emotions through painting; those were my beginnings three long decades ago, first with the oil technique and now with acrylics, (both self-taught techniques). Likewise, and following my artistic concerns, I have spent two years learning the technique with Tempera and Acid Engraving, of which I still have beautiful works.

The taste for the representation of the natural environment that surrounds us is very evident in my work. A living, non-conformist nature makes its way marking the path of expression and feeling itself in which elements such as the sea and the sky, sometimes the floral deconstruction or an ecstasy of nature like a volcano, come together to give meaning. and concept, to present the importance of it in my inner world and transport the viewer to imaginary worlds in which the calm sensation of peace before the subtle movements of acrylic is not at odds with the forceful use of movement on other occasions.

 

Before psychology existed, "Goethe" affirmed that colors act on the soul; It can cause sadness or joy. "Physically and emotionally, the human being is affected and influenced by the colors that surround him, when it comes to articulating his conventional references."

Each color produces an emotion and on this premise I let myself be carried away in each work; In this sense, I adhere to Pablo Picasso's phrase: "I don't paint what I see, I paint what I feel".

I believe that painting must give off energy, it must have life, it must transmit and provoke emotions and that is what I look for when I interact with it.

My painting would be defined as expressionist, with symbolic supports from traditional figurative painting and with a clear tendency towards abstraction. It has a colorful, vibrant, fast and loose bill. The tonal intensity marks character and line in all my work, matching the rhythm or spatial fluctuation of the plane in each work, an abstract expressionism of open field although far from the hardness of the line, in order to provoke a more poetic background, an open lyricism of the emotional, where feeling and emotion make up the clearest part to be transmitted, the foundation and pillar of my work.

I work on different supports, such as paper, wood, 3D canvases and other less used ones such as stainless steel plates and methacrylate pieces; the latter as tabletop and vertical sculpture/painting, pieces that seduce me especially for their color intensification when they receive light, whether natural and/or artificial.