The underlying concern for Miriam relates to the
fundamental mysteries of life and existence and how all
things ultimately come down to the most basic questions.
By applying paint little by little a dialog of objects is
created for the viewer to weave a story.
The objects in
this story create a sense of mystery and emphasize
meditation and reflection. A barstool waiting for a
customer, the faint appearance of a handwritten letter,
faintly sketched tulips resting gently in a jar, or coffee
cups that remain after the intimate conversations have
Through this dialog our minds are unlocked, giving
way to wonderful thoughts and dreams of what was, what is
and what could be. Color is applied in a variety of ways
to create a rich varied surface. For Miriam, texture is
not only on the surface of the canvas, it is also inherent
to the subject she paints.
Miriam Freitag has studied graphic design, printmaking,
painting and drawing since 1976, receiving a Bachelor of
Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal in 1998.
Her work has been predominantly featured in exhibitions in
Montreal, Quebec and Mexico City. Her works are in
numerous collections throughout Canada and Mexico.