Marita G. Weiden
Marita G. Weiden is a German painter who was born in Hückeswagen in 1955. She studied painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Gerhard Richter, Gotthard Graubner, and Gerhard Merz. Her relationship with color and color fields was deeply influenced by her teachers. She has exhibited her work extensively in solo and group exhibitions, and her paintings can be found in both private and public collections. In 2000, she was awarded the 20th Kunstpreis by the Kreissparkasse Esslingen. She currently lives and works in Wuppertal.
Weiden’s paintings, which are characterized by their finely layered colors and luminosity, are the focal point of her exhibitions. The artist applies oil paint to the canvas in thin, translucent layers, creating a richly textured surface that exudes depth and vibrancy. Encaustic wax is often applied on top of the paint, lending a unique material and color quality to the paintings. Weiden’s use of sparingly placed colored stripes creates accents on the color fields, resulting in a moving structure of color and texture.
In her work, Weiden explores the properties and potentialities of color, aiming to create a dialogue between color, light, and space. Her paintings, often characterized by rectangular color fields, utilize the square format to create a harmonious balance that allows the outer spatial relations to become more evident. Weiden’s paintings, with their emphasis on the physical qualities of color, invite viewers to enter a meditative and sensory experience that celebrates the beauty and complexity of color.