b. 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The strength of Martha Zuik’s work is unquestionably aesthetic. The intensity in her use of colour and abstract forms creates dreamy magical worlds bursting with expression. These imaginary worlds are depicted with the dexterity of a mature painter that has perfected her technique over decades. In a contemporary world, her work can be a bit nostalgic, reminding us of the wild colours of Fauvist artists like Matisse and Derain.
Martha started exhibiting internationally in 1959, when she joined the international artist group “Fantasmagie”, founded by Belgian artist Aubin Pasque. In that year she would exhibit with the group in Brussels alongside artists like Picasso and Magritte. She would continue with the group for over 20 years, presenting her work in France, Holland, Germany, Belgium and other European countries. Over decades, her work has received particular attention as an emblem of Argentinean art and has been sought after in Argentina, the USA and Germany. She has also participated in numerous painting and graphic work biennales, including Taiwan.
Martha’s extensive body of work includes drawings, paintings, graphic works and sculpture. She is included in private and public collections, including all major museums and private collections in Argentina, as well as in the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Collection of the International Development Bank in Washington DC.
After a 2011 successful exhibition in Hamburg supported and inaugurated by the Royal Prince and Princess of Spain, Puerta Roja showcased the works in Hong Kong in 2012. In 2013, the Four Seasons Hotel invited Martha to be the first artist to exhibit works outside of their permanent collection in Hong Kong.