GLOW: Surrealist Landscapes from Argentina is the new solo exhibition of the Argentinian Martha Zuik (b. 1941, Buenos Aires) at Puerta Roja.
The strength of Martha Zuik‘s work is unquestionably aesthetic. The intensity in her use of colour and abstract forms creates dreamy magical worlds bursting with expression. These imaginary worlds are depicted with the dexterity of a mature painter that has perfected her technique over decades. In a contemporary world, her work can be a bit nostalgic, reminding us of the wild colours of Fauvist artists like Matisse and Cezanne.
Zuik started exhibiting internationally in 1959, when she joined the international artist group “Fantasmagie”, founded by Belgian artist, Aubin Pasque. In that year she would exhibit with the group in Brussels alongside artists like Picasso and Magritte. She would continue with the group for over 20 years, presenting her work in throughout Europe. Over decades, her work has received particular attention as an emblem of Argentinean art and has been sought after in Argentina, the USA and Germany.
Zuik‘s extensive body of work is comprised of paintings, drawings, graphic works and sculpture. She is included in private and public collections, as well as the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Collection of the International Development Bank in Washington D.C.