Marta Gottfried Wiley uses the Alternative Process of Oxidation
Growing up in Coyocan, Mexico, Marta Wiley was surrounded by artistic and creative influences. Not only was her grandmother an accomplished artist, the Mexican government referred to her as a “National Treasure” as well. Surrounded by the same natural and cultural beauty that inspired Diego Rivera and Friedo Kahlo, Wiley expertly channels what she sees and feels into her art. Though her talent was nurtured by her family when she was young, Wiley’s formal training began when she studied art, music, and philosophy at Magnet Preparatory School in Miami, Florida. Later, Wiley attended Otis Parson School of Design on a full scholarship.
Since completing her studies, Wiley has shown her work at over 300 galleries as well as museums and trade shows. Currently, Wiley owns her own publishing company, Marta G. Wiley Studios, where she is able to produce and distribute original artwork, music, books, installation pieces, apparel, and other products.
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Marta Gottfried Wiley uses the Alternative Process of Oxidation on paintings using Crackle, Batik, Painting, Printing, Photography, Stencils, Mixed Media Papers, Pencil, Oils and Acrylics. The Alternative Process term covers approximately 35 different processes for the final unconventional effect. Oxidation is the act of applying metal oxides to the paintings, mixing with water, you can create an effect of aged surfaces.
Marta paints with a Crackle glaze. She uses tiny cracks in the glaze to decorate. Often rubbed in with coloring material. Crazing is the fine cracks that occur on the glaze. Batik/Parrafin or beeswax is used to resist paint or dye on fabric or paper. Designs and patterns are produced on the unwaxed areas. She also uses Collage; Collage is from the French meaning "paste up". The combination of pieces of cloth, magazines and other found objects to create artwork.