Intimate Paintings By Marta Penter
- Caroline Kurze
Marta Penter is an artist based in Porto Alegre, south of Brazil. She is deeply interested in human connections, and particularly in the idea of intimacy; she chooses her subjects with an anthropological eye. In her paintings, subtle expressions of body language convey entire personal histories and relationships.+ Read More
As to why she makes her paintings so enormous, Penter says: “When you have a large image, it causes you to become a part of the painting much quicker than if it were to be smaller.” This tactic is especially valuable for a series like this one that focuses on the theme of intimacy.
All images © Marta Penter