With her cascading, phosphorescent figures and blended mediums, Maura Holden is one of today’s leading practitioners of visionary art. The Philadelphia-born artist is self-taught, yet utilized the techniques of past masters—particularly Ernst Fuchs, a major influence for the artist.
“The visionary side of my work comes from the strange lands and mind-bending dimensions I have experienced, to a large extent through entheogens,” the artist has said. “Part of my goal in painting is to synthesize some of my longest standing interests – geometry, mythology, architecture and various optical obsessions – into unique visual matrixes, or “keys”. Just what they will unlock is in the eye of the beholder.”
See more of her work below.