Maria Marta Crespo

It has now been over twenty years since the Argentinean María Marta decided to completely devote herself to art. Her maternal grandmother was a painter as well as her maternal grandfather. Both 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. Born in May 1960 in Buenos Aires, she learned the basics of her profession in 1992 by attending the many schools of painting of the capital: those of Beatriz Morneau, Clara Viale, Marino Santa Maria and Ana Eckell. The Impressionist movement and Paul Cézanne have greatly influenced her treatment of colour, but also the greats such as Picasso, Rothko, Michelangelo, Kandinsky, Juan Miro and Antoni Tapies. To create her paintings, she uses oil and acrylic as well as collage techniques. Her art also includes the implementation of three-dimensional objects directly inspired by her paintings. She defines her work as a hymn to colour that procures feelings of joy, and delights the audience. Then comes the "simple" and often "organic" form, which can take on a simple 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.
María Marta is the first spectator of her work and knows very quickly if it is on the right path. She considers her art contemporary, both figurative and abstract. She works on well-defined themes that can occupy her for many months and prefers large formats that can reach eight to nine meters long. Her vivid palette has already won many fans and collectors in Europe and Russia.