Beyond the Gaze

There is an increasing interest in landscape painting within contemporary art, and for Spanish born Mara Sola, oil painted landscapes and experiments with watercolors have been her major way of expressing herself in the resent years.

Her landscapes are colorful and daring, painted in broad, swiping strokes, almost touching an abstract expression.

Sola regards her works as analogies for the human psyche; based on the sense of a place or situation, and the psychosomatic response to it. The artist takes an interest in the fragility of everyday life and occurring situation and draws inspiration from Transpersonal Psychology. The interplay between nature and the human yearning of the utopian ideal of a landscape on a psycho-spiritual realm serves as a backdrop for reading her works.