Lydia Maria Pfeffer
I admire the expressionists such as Beckman and Dix, they manage to grasp and manipulate their medium to suit their journey and drag us along with them. I don’t know if I first fall into their paintings because of their subject matter or the craft, either way, I find their ability and way of bridging worlds fascinating… they capture a spirit, one cannot ask for more than that…
Lydia Maria Pfeffer is a Painter, who currently works, studies and lives in New York. Born and raised in a small village in Austria, Pfeffer grew up with art and music as leisurely, everyday activities, more in the form of tradition than academic training. Leaving home at the age of nineteen, she traveled the world, settling first in London and later in New York, where she began to study Fine Arts.
Pfeffer draws inspiration from mythology, folklore, religion, literature and people. Considered an Expressionist, she prompts an intense, unbroken continuum of destruction and creation. The outcome is a visual testimony between intuition, contemplation and craft. Her approach is a spiritual as well as a formal one.