“Your non-narrative paintings evoke contemporary Japanese calligraphy”
Nato Thompson, Curator MASS MoCA
by Marta Baricsa
The Om paintings are focus meditation paintings.
All the Om paintings I made, I made by hand, without tracing or using any device such as a projector etc. Plus there are no corrections or overpainting.
Om natural green with artist Marta Baricsa. 2011. Acrylic on canvas. 11.5 x 6.5 feet
I do my best to meditate and like a variety of meditations, sometimes Om meditations where I focus on the Om mantra.
I also feel my Om paintings are a type of meditation too. I focus in on the moment and repeat the Om circle as a mantra. So it’s a type of movement mediation. It’s a type of focus and releasing.
Have a look at this time lapse I did with my latest Om white stone painting.
“Your minimal use of bold color is particularly striking in conjunction with your neutral palette.”
Lisa Dorin, Assistant Curator. Williams College Museum of Art. MA
About Marta Baricsa
“I was born in London, England and I moved to Canada at an early age. While living in Toronto I attended a special 4 year arts program at Central Technical School. Realizing that painting was my main interest I later attended and graduated from the Experimental Arts Department at the Ontario College of Art. OCAD. I moved from Toronto fifteen years ago to Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. I live and work in my studio in the east side with my partner Roy Mackey who is a steel sculptor.
Over the years I had the privilege of studying with Graham Coughtry, Daniel Solomon, Gustav Weisman, Ed Bartram and John Meredith.
I have shown my work in galleries in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. My paintings can be seen at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s art rental and sales and during studio visits.
My paintings are in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S.A and Great Britain and are featured in over thirty movies and TV productions.”
See some of these works below:
In continuing with our exploration of collage, below you will see examples of collage and ink by Marta.
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