The Artist

Marta Penter was born in Porto Alegre, RS, in 1957. Since an early age she has been connected to the world of arts, having attended to several art schools and arts centers. She has currently dedicated herself to watercolor and oil on canvas. She has a contemporary realistic language which explores the domains of collective unconscious through images of personal antique objects and human figure through a time-space relationship. Such Icons, which derive from the strong influence of her background as a psychologist, acquire empowerment and expression through her works. Her usually large paintings feature the highlighting of light and shadow effects, thus creating a unique intimate atmosphere. In her last series she has been shedding a new light to man and his world, rescuing the feeling of intimacy which has been lost in a globalized and immediate world.