Paintings by Martha Margulis
"Abstract symbols have been used as a mode of expression since the beginning of time; I have used imaginary symbols to present an emotionally charged landscape in an inner world that is a metaphor for my experience."
Martha Margulis' landscapes are influenced by nature, but are truly derived from the artist's imagination. Her primarily abstract paintings work on a number of levels as they suggest recognizable objects throughout their densely painted compositions.
Surface, color and the subconscious play the most important roles in developing the images. As a result of constant juxtapositions, bold primary colors mix with contrasting and complementary tones while textured and collaged surfaces play against more simplified and thinned areas of the painting.