Marta Baricsa


I was born in London, England and I moved to Canada at an early age. While living in Toronto I attended a special 4 year arts program at Central Technical School’s Art Centre. Realizing that painting was my main interest I later attended and graduated from OCAD in the Experimental Arts Department. I moved from Toronto twelve years ago to Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. I live and work in my studio in the east side with my partner Roy Mackey who is a steel sculptor.
Over the years I had the privilege of studying with Graham Coughtry, Daniel Solomon, Gustav Weisman, Ed Bartram and John Meredith.
I have shown my work in galleries in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. My paintings can be seen at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s art rental and sales and during studio visits.
My paintings are in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S.A and Great Britain and are featured in over twenty four movies and TV productions including 50/50, Catwoman, Continuum, this means war, Firewall etc… I was recently commissioned by Tim Burton to paint 8 paintings for his new film Big Eyes. They also rented over 30 painting of mine for there sets. Sam Taylor-Johnson (Wood) filmmaker of Nowhere Boy and David and Sandy Wasco production designers for Pulp Fiction recently selected a giant 10 x 14 foot painting of mine for the new movie Fifty Shades of Grey.

“I consider myself a Directivist and I paint with deliberate intent.
The works are direct fluid movement that stem immediately from a source.
They can be linear or sculptural – concrete or random in composition.
I use minimal brushwork and the purist clean, clear paint.
Done with no corrections and only over painting where it is intended.
Because it is exact as it is meant to be.”

“I am the founder of Directivism in art.”
Marta Baricsa

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Project Details

Date: July 04, 2015
Graduation Year: 1992
Academic Program: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Drawing & Painting