Martha Rieger

Adán López Alemán is a Spanish expressionist artist, who has exhibited his work throughout Europe. Working with mixed techniques and materials; watercolor, acrylic, oils, pastels, and ink, Adan is transforming the subject matter into a symphony of expression and movement.

His “soul paintings” capture personality, soul, and storyline in each portrait. In a combination of realism and expressionism, an atmosphere or mood is created that is characteristic in his work.

Portraiture and the moving figure are dominating his artistic career. References from the inner being and the struggle in life, are the resulting alchemy of originality that makes it all a thoughtful experience.

Lopez’s colorful black and white portraits are playing behind a “social mask”, opening the eyes, searching for the truth.

In his figure painting, we can feel the breeze and hear the wind moving through the bodies trying to hold on.

Aleman’s work has been featured in Lilienthal Gallery’s Opening Exhibition.


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September – November

Martha Rieger often works with the shape and symbolism of eggs,  encapsulated worlds that are charged with potential and hope of the unborn, but also with an anxiety of the unknown. Alongside her curiosity with the perfect shape of bubbles always on the verge of bursting, Rieger’s “Cocoons” mark a transition from the full to the empty. The shape of the Cocoons originates with the metamorphosis in the life of a caterpillar into a butterfly, an incubator – also called “Pupal State” – that shelters the larva from contact with the outer world while morphing a new identity and transforming into its next stage. For many months in China, she studied the hand-forming process of hollow ceramic sculptures, as can be seen in her work.

Martha Rieger’s work is featured in Lilienthal Gallery’s exhibition, Metamorphosis.