About The Artist
The message of my art is simple and direct, without a profound statement or complex idea. Its purpose is to embellish a surface with color, harmony and balance, executed with realism in a contemporary setting. We are surrounded by beauty that we often fail to observe. Art is a patient teacher that makes us aware and reminds us that the principal meaning of life is to find joy in the creation and in the magnificence of beauty. To decorate a wall by capturing the essence of a simple subject is a thrill that challenges me to search and find patterns of colors and shapes that are pleasing to the eye to read. There are no hidden meanings in my art other than to delight the viewer by depicting the magnificence that interacts between light, color, and composition in familiar subjects. Rather than attempting to force observations to fit preconceived ideas which arise from the failure to observe and actually see the magnificence that surrounds us, my challenge comes in using light to define form and space, and in capturing the essence of a subject through the use of composition, color, technique and design. To bring this new awareness to the viewer is my triumph and reward.
Margarita Deleuze’s oil paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States and abroad, as well as in the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Miami, the Hortt Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale and the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art where she received an Honorable Mention. She has also participated in mayor exhibitions like Art Expo ’96 in Barcelona, Spain, in Art America ’96 in Miami Beach Convention Center, FL, as well as in Art Expo NY, the International Art Fair in her native Caracas, Venezuela and Art Expo 2000 in Coconut Grove Convention Center, Florida.
Ms. Deleuze is also the recipient of other honors that have been awarded by the Venezuelan American Association of University Women, and “Premio Nosotros” awarded by ALAS in Miami, Florida; and the Artistic Achievement Award of a five part national juried competition Artscape Naples 2003, Florida. She has had Solo Exhibitions in Caracas, Venezuela; Miami, Florida; Sarasota, Florida; as well as in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is featured in The Marquis Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, as well as in the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals- Library of Congress.
Margarita Deleuze can be considered a truly international artist. Her name and inspiration come from France; her art formation from Latin America, where she studied with Venezuelan masters; and her art has developed and evolved in the United States, where she now resides in Weston, Florida.