Galleri Gann, Sandnes
Mathematical shapes and colours, optical art, abstract art.
The artwork of Marisa Ferreira is ruled by strict regimes: The shapes are defined according to Fibonaccis numbers, and the colors are related to the numbers. I would have believed that such strict rules would limit the possibilities, but in Ferreira's art it is quite the opposite.
Opening speech: Liv Inger Espedal, Lise Flørli, Marisa Ferreira
The Fibonacci numbers follow a sequence where each number is the sum of the previous two (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13...). This can be transferred to two dimensions, resulting in an eye-pleasing combination of squares of increasing sizes.
Expanded Series III
When it comes to color, Ferreira is among the few who instinctively connect numbers with color, in a similar way that the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius would connect notes with colors. The colors that are irreplacable for her are also refreshing and comfortable for the other viewers.
Does this limit her artwork to identical paintings of the same shapes and colors? Not at all. She takes advantage of this framework and extends outwards. Her paintings are becoming three-dimensional. This results in a constant change of the visual impressions. As you move along the painting, it changes, and as the light changes, the painting changes.
Serie Spectrum II + III + Expanded Series II
I am not only offered a glimpse into the world of Ferreira and Fibonacci's colors and shapes, I am actively invited to take part in the art by experiencing it.
Tribute to Mondrian
Perspective of the surroundings I + II
Point, line, plan