Maria Edit Antal's attitude towards her art is practical, grounded in her physical, emotional and spiritual body. She works with organic movement through her body in relationship with dayly life and painting. Scince 2006 M. E. Antal has been studying extatic dance; the 5Rhythms and Movement Medicine. She is interested in breaking through illussions and belief systems to reach deeper truths of her core self, that which she is manifesting in her painting. One way of describing her vision is to quote Deleuze (1925-1995): Grass grows from the middle and not from the bottom or the top". Through dancing Antal is moving from controling rigidity towards freedom with responsibility. Dancing and painting are in equal relationship in her art making. Antal's painting have a strong physicality with sculptural moving depth.
In relation to the artworld Antal is connected to American feminism in the late1960's and in the1970's. Feminist artists at that time were inspired by ancient primitive cultures and Jungian pshychology. Antal is actively working within this frame. She is especially interested in topics of the art of Ana Mendieta (1948-1985), for example: earth, fire, death and rituals. She is also connecting to the work of Louise Bourgeois (1911) in a sense of being highly personal and cathartic. Closest to Antal's painting may be the spiritual work of Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) and Emma Kunz (1892-1963).
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