Marta Marcé

Biography | Curriculum Vitae | Statement | Readings

From its beginning Marcé has found in geometry a way to tune in with both Universal and metaphysical ideas. She enriched its artistic practice with elements of both the appearance and the processes of games. This is the case of series inspired by rules of games such as domino, roulette, mikado, puzzles or certain computer games, painting life itself, and where the paintings acquired great energy and vitality. This approach, beyond the visual, became a perfect framework for experimenting, taking risks and finally deciding structures and colors. These series, where the relationships between order and chaos, psychic  and material energ, mathematical certainty and chances -presented to the games- showed the artist's gaze on the horizon of the dialogue between forms and their way, the energy.

In her latest series "Now & Ever", Marcé has gone in search of this energy alive to deppen her work into an ever more mystical universe. Progressively, and especially at the root of a trip to Guatemala where he met the Mayan cosmogony, and in tune with the work of artists such as Pablo Palazuelo, Bridgit Riley or Hilma af Klimt or philosophers and mystics such as Ibn Arabi, Gurdjíeff or Castañeda , Marcé embraces with her painting this omnipresent and creative energy, that connects all forms of life. It is a dialogue that aims to EXPRESS through works made up of visual color rhythms and geometric patterns. However, as we RECORDED "Painting also gives a moment of SLOWNESS, silence and meditation through patient observation." Once again the art in connection with life and even at the service of this ... a gift by Marta Marcé to reflect but also enjoy existence.

She says: "I understand painting as a basic expression that reflects our human condition. Painting that reflect the capacity of humans to express, to abstract and to reason. In the paintings I try to reflect the rational and the sensuous.

In each series I want to create a space for experimentation that comes from the rational and the intuitive. Using structures that allows playfulness within painting.
I want each artwork to have an immense energy, both vibrant and full of humanity."