Maria Gomez Ponti's South American background shines through her magically realistic oil paintings. Her images are larger than life; they burst through the canvas with a heightened sense of color, line and brushstroke. Her compositions are balanced and eye-catching, yet subtle and refined. Her works are reminiscent of the appealing Art Deco style of Tamara de Lempicka. Though decorative, these paintings evoke a profound sense of connection to the world around her. The subjects are often figurative, but the overall effect is mystical, even ethereal. The artist builds a harmony which evolves from the subject as well as the style, so that there is a feeling of peace in her polished creations. She searches for a sense of value and justice in an unbalanced and alienating society, and through her work she successfully transcends the discord which is often our reality.
Maria Gomez Ponti studied at the Ecuela de Arte Superior Ernesto De La Cárcoba in Argentina and has exhibited in numerous public institutions and museums.