As an artist, specifically a painter, Marta Grassi’s body of work is half way between abstraction and figurativism. By delving into her artistic world, you’ll be greeted with a dreamlike aesthetic, creating feelings of nostalgia and allowing you to reminisce about distant memories and dreams long forgotten.
Marta Grassi grew up in Uruguay surrounded by painters, in a family environment where art and creativity were at the heart of just about everything.
After studying Textile Design in her home town, she moved to Paris where she attended the city’s Fine Arts studios and workshops.
Although classically trained in figurative art, the artist does not limit herself illustrating everyday reality. In fact, Marta Grassi experiments with abstraction through colorful and atmospheric works.
The artist dabbles in both drawing and painting and experiments with acrylics, pastels, oils and pigments. She juxtaposes these mediums in order to create unique and varied effects.
Marta Grassi's painting is rooted in her South American origins. In particular, she is influenced by the literary movement known as "realismo mágico“ (magic realism), which, as the name suggests, a combination of realistic fiction with magical moments weaved into it. This "magic realism" delves into the improbable, turning the universe we all know into a place full of dreamlike manifestations.
If women are at the heart of her work, animals and nature are also just as crucial.
Her intimate works immerse us in a somewhat poetic and particularly mysterious universe. The artist wants the viewer to take ownership of the story behind her work.
Drawing with Professor Guillermo Fernandez - Montevideo
Textile Design - Centro de Diseno Industrial de Montevideo
Drawing and engraving - Workshops of the Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
Fondation Cognaq-Jay - Solo exhibition (December 2018)
Atelier Pièce Unique - Recent works (September 2017)
Embassy of Uruguay in Paris (June 2017)
"Proofreadings" - Gallery La Ralentie (April 2016)
"Contes actuels" - Gallery Atelier Pièce Unique (May 2015
PARIS ARTISTES # 2015MAC
’Art Le Mans 2014
Salon des Artistes du 15ème ardt. 2014 (Paris) 1er prix peinture
ArtNîm 2013 - Tribu des Artistes Canson (Nîmes)- 3ème prix dessin
Flâneries d'Art Contemporain dans les jardins Aixois 2012 (Aix en Provence) - 1er prix dessin