Maria Lago is an accomplished artist whose work has featured prominently in private collections, museums and galleries in Europe and the United States. A long-time New York resident, Maria Lago is originally from Asturias, in Northern Spain and the magic and mystery of her art work is greatly influenced by the pre-historic caves paintings of the region.Each work is a thick mixture of materials such as plaster, glue, sand, shells, pebbles, and wood that she uses to cover the canvas, creating a base that resembles destroyed ruins or an eroded cave wall.The strong expressionistic works employ primitive symbols and archetypal images to explore both the universal human condition and her individual experience. The subjects of the paintings range from the artist in her studio, to landscapes to feminist visions of creation. Whether they depict a landscape, an animal, or a studio interior, the work explores man’s origins and his integration into the surrounding world.
The Exodus series paintings are concerned with the experience of higher awareness and spiritual revelation that results from the movement of peoples throughout the world. In these powerful paintings we see groups of seemingly displaced and anonymous peoples moving though landscapes that are hauntingly familiar and yet foreign at the same time. The landscapes seem […]