Artwork by the artist Marga Baigorria
TRANSPARENCIES - A series of highly original and evocative Watercolours & Photographs by Marga Baigorria
“There is an undoubted suggestiveness in the ‘Transparencies’ exhibited by Marga Baigorria. A suggestiveness that derives from the vision of an ethereal, fascinating, intensely colourful but elusive, impalpable and unreal world.”
Carlo Montanaro, La Nuova Venezia
A synergy between Music and Colour, between Sound and Light: the artwork collection TRANSPARENCIES by MARGA BAIGORRIA.
The work of the painter tends to represent pictorially Colour/Light, iridescence and incandescence. Conscious that the matter will not enable her to arrive at certain levels of heightened luminosity, she searches for the way to portray what already exists in her vision. When she discovers that photography can help her in her search and partially rewards her strong aspiration to express Colour/Light, then she begins to experiment with “painting with Light”.
The images which spring up are the result of an interior world which is straining to reveal itself. They are not accidental, the eye finds what the mind aspires to. It is an adventure to use the macro system to penetrate beyond the limit posed by the eye, and to discover beautiful, illuminated, harmonic, though invisible, forms.
It is like discovering an extremely imaginary, fairy-tale world with unreal beings and landscapes. It is like opening the doors to a mysterious, elusive universe which induces us to ask endless questions about space, time and their relationship with our conscience.
The watercolours are also part of this interior research into Colour/Light. This technique allows for highly accentuated degrees of transparency and brightness. The colour here comes from a state of mind. It is searched for in balance, harmony and spiritual aspiration in order to represent, with its own style, a subtle world, close to everyone yet not so evident.
Many of these works have arisen as a result of listening deeply and attentively to classical music masterpieces.
Marga Baigorria was born in Argentina where, since her childhood, she received a distinctly artistic education, beginning with ballet and continuing on to plastic arts, opera and theatre.
She gained a diploma in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires where her exhibitions of oil paintings were successfully received by the local critics.
She has studied with renowned Argentine teachers such as Luis Barragán, Aníbal Carreño and Reina Kochashian, among others.
At the same time, she studied philosophy and Eastern and Western comparative religions, an experience which considerably changed her vision of art, especially when she came into contact with those cultures which have a sacred idea of the origin of Art and of its significance for the life of a man.
In 1973 she moved to Europe and founded the Planetarium of Arts in Venice, in which she directed the Visual Arts department, developing an intense didactic activity related to various pictorial and craft techniques.
She taught three year courses of “Eucromy” (Beauty and the Essence of Colour/Light), in which the executive, creative and therapeutic powers of colour all synchronise, stimulating the point of interior balance which leads us to elevated planes of conscience and, consequently, to artistic expression.
Her creativity, expressed in exhibitions and through intense investigation, has converged in what she has called “Painting with Light” and in a series of Watercolours.
She is the co-founder of the International Academy of Euphony, with centres in Switzerland and other European and American venues, where the world of Sound and Music is related to her experience in Colour and in innovative artistic creation.