Sometimes, Today in Montclair is overwhelmed by the talented people hiding in clear view. One of them, Marisa Muliadi-Kleiber, creates colorful and quite beautiful works of art. She hasn’t shared them much, so we asked her for examples to display through our virtual gallery.
While Marisa’s quick to cite impressionists like Monet and Matisse as influences, she also explores styles and images that move beyond those early masters. She explained that Balinese art and her emotions while painting are big factors in her creations.
From Impressionist To Abstract
Let’s begin with three paintings that demonstrate Marisa’s range. The first one is very much like a traditional impressionist painting, complete with lightly colored flowers. Next you see more vibrant colored-koi in their pond. And the full-on abstract is called “Face,” so it must be there, somewhere.