Maria Wirth

Corporeality and the entire spectrum of its significance for human beings reaching into psychic reality and creating identity - for the artist and the philosopher, this is the guiding theme of her paintings, mixed media works and graphics.

 

Although figuratively and stylistically standing in a surrealistic tradition, the works are the direct opposite of any illustration or visualization of given concepts. On the contrary, concepts develop in every creative process: hermetic concepts that arise from a dialogue of form- and color movements developing individually and immanently during every artistic action. Ideas such as “the feminine”, “the masculine”, “the hermaphrodite”, “the intersex”, "animal" and "human", "object" and "subject" detach themselves from their classification function and become fluctuating principles of artistic composition. Where the artist wants to penetrate, is all that condensed, entangled, ambivalent of existence, which in every word language has to dissolve into terms and lose its opacity. Here, the realm of words ends, conceptual thinking reaches its limits.

Paar von Himmelblau zu Schwarz Maria Wirth painting