It was a huge surprise when we discovered this morning that our upcoming solo exhibition Characterized with Maria Torp was announced on Flux - The World Biggest announcement service for contemporary art.Click on the picture and see what other shows they have announced on flux.
The paintings in Maria Torp’s exhibition are based on drawings, which she translates to photos, which she translates to painting - a process that both integrates and resolves the weight of the superrealistic style of painting and makes the experimental features more visible. For Maria Torp, drawing is where she lets go of control, parks the mind and lets the ink flow. This results in a large quantity of drawings, that in action, mood or gesture refers to a person's character, story or situation. Subequently, she stages the selected individuals and photographs them, from which she replicates their portraits in her interprative paintings of personal characters.