Magda Audifred’s work is grounded in humanity and an unabashed reverence for vibrant hues and surrealist symbols that function as cathartic recourse to the cacophony of everyday life. Her paintings, rich in saturated reds, blues, and ochres, invite viewers to stay with them for a while and make oneself at home in their presence, muddling the artificial boundaries between thought and feeling.
Audifred’s paintings read as if they want to live with and become part of your abode, the space in which life is lived in openly and complexly. Her paintings combine sweeping gestures, emblematic of post-war lyrical abstraction, with symbols such as doorways, windows, and passageways, employing the vocabulary of the latter with the symbolic potency of the former. As such, her paintings occupies a poetic space nestled in a viewers psyche which beckons a reevaluation of what is categorized as hopeful and magical.