Marie Berrio: Flor (2013)

María Berrío (b.1982), Flor, signed Maria Berrio, titled, and dated 2013 (on the overlap), collage on canvas, 48 by 36 in., 121.9 by 91.4 cm., Executed in 2013, Image Source: Sotheby’s

Flor is a paradigmatic example of María Berrío’s acclaimed practice. Emerging from a textured gold ground evocative of a Medieval icon or Viennese Secession masterpiece, the figure is built up of innumerable pieces of wafer-thin Japanese paper and washes of watercolor. Berrio’s work sees her filter memories of her childhood spent on a farm in Colombia through the frantic lens of her studio practice in New York City – as Adrian Horton observes “If Colombia is the id for Berrío’s Klimt-inspired, meditative pieces, New York is ‘the energy that gets it out, the force, the spirit’,” (Adrian Horton, “Like Magical Realism: María Berrío on her surreal collages,” The Guardian, 20 June 2020 (online))”


Hat Tip

Many thanks to Deborah J. Brasket for introducing me to this artist in the post Maria Berrio and the Art of Myth-Making

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“María Berrío”. The Georgia Review.

Maria Berrio at wikiwand

Marie Berrio, The collage artist creating women she wants to see in the world

At The Guardian: ‘Like magical realism’: María Berrío on her surreal collages

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Thank you for this. Very interesting. 🙂

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  3. Anita says:

    So many details to look at. An impressive work of art.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Anita. 🙂🌺

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  4. What a joyous technique! Beautiful art!❤️

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    1. I am happy you enjoy this, Sister Renee. 🙂🌺

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  5. Ashley says:

    I really love this artist’s work. Klimt used gold but Berrio’s colours do just as much! The layered composition is so representative of modern living! 💓🙋‍♂️

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Ashley. 🙂


  6. I see in this painting the woman as an object.

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    1. Almost like a mannequin…Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene.

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  7. Those flowers intrigue me, too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Bridgette. 🙂🌺


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