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Machi | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Machi | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography
  • Argentina
  • Painter

My work is like a dance in which the man and the elements will never stop spinning.
Marcela Baubeau de Secondigné was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina to an Argentine mother and a father of French origin who was an aviator in the Navy. A member of an art-loving family, her sensitivity pushed her from a very young age to draw and she followed in the footsteps of her ancestor, Procesa Sarmiento, an early Argentinean woman painter. When she was 16 years old, Marcela joined the Manuel Belgrano School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and graduated four years later. Her surname became her pseudonym. Her passion for drawing, and the pleasure she derives from it, guide her work as a painter.
The artist vacillates freely between abstraction and figuration. Her ultimate goal is summed up in one word: colour. Like her idol, Matisse, she seeks to make colour a fullfledged object, the painting's centre of attention. She begins her creation with a preparatory draft in pencil or charcoal, then adds splashes of colour here and there with big brushes or spatulas, before putting the canvas on the floor and letting go by projecting the colour on the canvas, whether in acrylic, oil, pigment or ink. She then constantly corrects, clears and improves the work. Her originality is based in the plurality of her creative process and subjects. Nonetheless, her paintings have a common point: they often place the child as a symbol of what their parents (humanity) should do, namely, be respectful, attentive
  • 2015
    Participation in the Sacred Art Art Fair
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2011
    Exhibition at the Miami Art Fair
    Miami, United States of America (the)
  • 1992
    Exhibition at the “Casa de la Cultura” museum
    Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • 1990
    Exhibition at the Durini gallery
    London, United Kingdom
  • 1952
    Bahia Blanca, Argentina
(46 Artworks)

46 Artworks

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