Marta Kucsora

Márta Kucsora is a renowned Hungarian artist who draws attention through her monumental abstraction. Over the years Kucsora’s art has increasingly transformed to expressive, fairly poetic abstraction, particularly in the form that is best exemplified by movements and material experimentation. Early in her career, Marta Kucsora  exhibited in museums such as the Ernst Museum in Budapest in 2007. Furthermore, she had her Solo Show, named "Inception, Thought Shaping Material" at the Kunsthalle Budapest in 2021.

 

In her early works, it was already apparent to see an increasingly nuanced quality in the sense and representation of nature. Powerful images of flowing water and crashing waves created through remarkable paint splatter turned into microscopic images of the flora.

 

With the years, Kucsora decided to separate from existing forms so that the purest abstraction has grown as the overarching idea of her paintings without ever becoming repetitious. Her ever-larger paintings display nearly the complete spectrum of colors seen in the universe, formed in such fluid arrangements that appear to be the result of chance. Our typical perception of space and direction is turned off by the colors in her paintings and the patterns that the observer "recognizes" in them.

The viewer can find roots in abstract expressionism in Kucsora’s work which was deeply influenced by the 20th century US-American artists Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

 

"I believe in the permanent importance of the painterly cannon. The changes of meaning associated with former evolution, the symbolic favor of the gestures, and the visionary aspects of abstract art in general. My works reflect on the processes of nature. The accidental aspects of our surroundings. My canvases evoke liberating energies." (Kucsora, 2020)

 

Before beginning the creative process of layering materials with diverse qualities and colors on the canvas one at a time, which then either mix with one other or repel each other, the artist plans and tries many concepts and situations in her imagination. The patterns in several of the paintings give the appearance of calligraphy swirling on the canvas' surface and stiffening in animated moves, but they are really strata breaking to the surface from underneath, giving the pieces a geological nature. Her vivid, experimental images truly push the boundaries of abstraction.