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Maria-Victoria Checa

Maria-Victoria Checa

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Artist Work

Maison de Mes Rêves
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
Ténèbres Illuminées
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
Le Grand Bleu
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
Blizzard on a Forest Fire
2019
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"
Fluctuat Nec Mergitur
2019
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
Whoosh
2019
Oil on Canvas
36" x 48"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Phone
(202) 669-2590
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

In my abstract paintings, I like to evoke feelings of freedom, liveliness and transformation. Through hyper color contrast and dynamic composition, I try to create movement and instability on my canvas. I thrive on spontaneity, and highly value adaptability and flexibility. I am fascinated by abstract painters like Gerhard Richter and Vassily Kandinsky. Armed with my fancy squeegee and various painting knives, I merge techniques from both painters to create colorful imaginary forests and landscapes.

Artist Bio

     I was born and raised in France but my father was from Nicaragua, a country I have visited numerous times. I presently live in the Washington, DC area where I teach Mathematics part-time at Montgomery College. I also love learning Argentine Tango.