Saša Makarová

Her work is stylistically located between the Neuen Wilden and the Fauvists. Saša Makarová‘s oeuvre is a figurative exploration of the topic of woman and femininity. Challenging self-portraits, with impasto floral and ornamental elements reminiscent of Henri Matisse are her means of expression. The expressive coloring of the Brücke painters finds its way in her art as well. For this purpose, she works with subjects from myths and fairy tales, with which she creates her own world in her pictures based on the gestural painting of the Fauvists, the Neuen Wilden and the action artists. Makarová mixes her oil colors herself, with intensely glowing pigments. Appearances, such as the woodcut-like figures and bright, intense colors are reminiscent of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner or Emil Nolde.

The style, choice of color and form are conscious means for Makarová to take the viewer on an emotional journey into the artist’s inner being. The Images capture intimate scenes of tense ambiguity, dressed in the aesthetic coat of sensuality. They tell us of mythological form of love, dependence and sexuality, always from the point of view of a self-determined femininity.

sasa makarova portrait

Selected Works