"Maribel Mas is obviously well aware of the creative energy of repetition, a cardinal feature of the conceptual avant-garde."
The work of Maribel Mas repeatedly investigates the fascination with and significance of traditional painting techniques in the digital age. A meticulous illustrator and
a graphic artist with a penchant for experimentation,
her speciality and passion are lines. These, to her, are not contours, but have a quality all of their own.
Magnetic field lines, repetitive concentricity, interfering waves, these are the scientific domains of line that lead an independent an emancipated existence in Mas's works.
The artist uses a stencil to inscribe a glass plate coated with hard automotive paint, loop upon loop in meditative process.
She is obviously well aware of the creative energy of repetition, a cardinal feature of the conceptual avant-garde.
She occasionally interrupts the regularity of her serial structure, because, as she says, "chance is an inestimable source of possibilities". The subsequent addition of a single red loop on the exposed paper is a reminder of uncontrollable disruptive factors, in science as well as in art.
Text from the catalog "Cliché verre",
Maria und Vlado Ondrej Atelier für Radierung,
Edited by: MMKoehn Verlag
Translated by David Burnett