Magdalena Morey, talented mixed media artist from Aranjuez, Spain, uses soft colors here, contrasting with a more fragmented and cracked appearance. This brings a sculptural feel, and sense of a stony reality to The Illusion of Completeness; an otherwise highly abstract artwork.
This original mixed media painting features a unique combination of gold leaf, pastels, acrylic and watercolor paints.
Magdalena’s figurative work
Magdalena’s figurative work focuses on the representation of the feminine form. These paintings are not intended to be self-portraits rather are an expression of her own internal states of being. The development of each artwork is somewhat akin to participating in a film where she is both the subject and the director. The figure grows, moves and develops continually until she reaches a point where she feels the composition has captured something fundamental about her perceived reality.
The end result
Sometimes the end result may be highly dynamic and playful, concentrating on the representation of motion. Or it can be more static and thoughtful, with an added focus on the use of color and texture. Magdalena tends to stick to the abstract form for the majority of each painting but includes one or two more realistic areas, such as a breast or the navel.
Meet Magdalena, the artist.
Would you like to know more about Magdalena Morey, what drives and inspires her as an artist? Consider reading the blog about our meeting with her in Aranjuez, Spain.