°1930, Etterbeek, Belgium
†2005, Brussels, Belgium
Exhibition views. Photocredits: We Document Art, 2020.
Marthe Wéry pushes the limits of painting, exploring all its basic components. Inspired by artists such as Kazimir Malevich or Barnett Newman, her work evolved from geometrical studies and minimalistic work on paper to monochromes that are marked by colour, radical painting techniques and unconventional ways of presenting with great attention towards the surrounding architecture. The interplay of light, transparency and structure provides her paintings tactility and poetry, moving her away from sterile minimalism.