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About Maria Aparici

I learned a broad range of skills in several schools and universities mastering in Fine Arts at the Complutense University in Madrid. I've been influenced by many artists, from the most classical to the last modernist. It was only when imagery went directly from my mind to the canvas that I found my own style.

I've been walking the line between representation and abstraction, using fewer and fewer elements. Some so simplified they're almost unrecognisable, but I also go from definitively unfinished abstracts, to modernized figurative art.

I work in an eclectic way, going from naturalistic portraits of solitary men, to grotesque caricatures of weeping, stupid, lascivious, catholic women (never in my portraits).

How do I proceed in my abstracts? I start with a scribble, a single line. Straight away follow animated forms, my conscious intuition invents loose curving brushwork, that sometimes ends up in agitated and aggressive work, which I never recycle, because within my invented world, spontaneity and fast work gives me this freely composed universe. I don't use any preparatory drawings, never copied a single form  from previous works, I always invent new ones.

Work is executed with speed and immediacy, any calculation or attempt to control it results in the work controlling me. I've abandoned the fitting quality of inserting forms surrounding figures with black lines, Beckmann influenced that moment of my art. Now my more distorted figures have a freer quality, maybe it is because I feel freer, my wriggly lines are blown up explosions of floating ambiguity, because this is exactly how I feel at this moment of my life, a floating idea that goes nowhere.

Why figures of women? Because the resource comes from myself and I can't get away from my femaleness.