Art Texts by Adriana Cantoral
April 8, 2021
Magy Perez Marron's colorful spirals remind us of the stories kept in the rings of tree trunks and those concentric traces and marks silently inhabiting their interior. Like cross-sections of wood, the artist recreates hidden memories through textures and reliefs that describe circumferences. Somehow she replicates certain dendrology in the canvas at the moment of capturing circular movements and flows of tonalities that never cease to surround the center. This characteristic dynamism becomes eternal, hypnotizing, and spiritual. In fact, she usually paints her works on round supports placed on a rotating base. It is the very rotation of painting that we appreciate in her canvases. The centrifugal force of the merely pictorial.
Her agile and incessant colors resemble water waves that tirelessly turn on themselves. Flowers are her pieces, with undifferentiated petals mixed and combined with each other. Clocks in which the sands sweep the time. Swirls of wind drag different tones. Remote, close, timeless visions. Journeys through the complexities of consciousness. Chromatic manifestations of the soul. Healing processes. Sediments pushed and moved by the depths of the river. The Fibonacci series opens in freedom. Interiors of tiny snails. Gigantic distant galaxies. Microscopic helical sequences of DNA. Whirlwinds of air that light up with the spirit. Vortexes that sprout from the subconscious. Vinyls of perpetual music. Solar systems at the speed of light. Endless love cycles. Multicolored pupils that dilate. Divine eyes of endless depths. Vibrant meditations. Surrealistic rainbows. In short, the very origin of life.
All her works refer us to the nucleus, to those profuse and concentrated intuitions that separate themselves from reason and expand infinitely. They also speak to us of the universe that lies within us, abundant in wisdom and sensitivity, as if they were mandalas. Undoubtedly, the abstract expressionist language with which she paints her creations, the imperfections, the gestural imprints, the palette, the accidents, and the perspectives make her art a path that advances, meets, and moves between beauty, introspection, ease, harmony, rebirth, joy, wellbeing and plenitude to surround our earthly existence towards the divine.
How Margarita Perez Marron, the translator, filled her canvases with unspoken words.
I had the pleasure of meeting with Margarita Perez Marron at Sotheby's New York this July. She is a photographer and visual artist living in Mexico City. "Please call me Magy." Her overall style and work are surrealistic and expressionistic. I was intrigued and wanted to know more about her. Magy has such a warm and joyful energy. We connected immediately, and I invited her to lunch and talk about her art. We met on Wednesday at Organic Café on Lexington Avenue and 51st St. She shared her technique for applying Indian ink, her inspirations, and her ideas. It all starts with a doodle line and India ink, he began. "I always take my special pen everywhere, to lunch with the kids, to the airport, it doesn't matter." The stroke has no beginning and no end: it exists in a surreal space creating a composition of geometric and organic shapes on the canvas.
Magy worked as a freelance conference interpreter for many years and never considered herself a professional artist; however, the artist was always inside. She took classes and different workshops for over seven years and kept her practice as a hobby. Until one day, a teacher she admired asked her if she was going to pursue her career as an artist. "No," she replied. "That's very irresponsible of you," he replied disappointedly. This opened her eyes and led her to make the decision to quit her job, which at the time seemed hard. Sometimes, we need someone to remind us of who we really are. On Mother's Day, her children said their mother was happiest when she painted. It was another critical and awakening moment for Magy, after which she decided she would not look back and focus on her Art. "I finally found my voice painting and now I am a happier person; I made the right decision and the right choice." In addition to painting, she also teaches oil painting classes at her studio in Mexico. She is currently working on expanding her space because the number of students who want to attend her classes is increasing. In addition, a larger space will help her work on larger-scale pieces that are in her future plans. The artist works on six works at a time, and it takes her approximately two months to finish them. Her technique ranges from oil and Indian ink to paper, gold leaf, etc., which she incorporates with collages.