Mari'


Artist Statement

I paint with the conviction that color can manipulate the mind; it can make the heart beat faster, whet the appetite, or spark a memory. Much of our reaction to color is subliminal, and we are generally unaware of its pervasive and seductive effects. The colors we see are invariably influenced by what we feel; therefore, we can never really separate what we see from what we know.


Contrast and color are essential in my process. I start by selecting two or three colors; I work the canvas from all angles discovering new forms of composition through the use of movement and gravity. I push the paint to its chemical limit allowing it to mutate and evolve.


My work is based on the fact that we have become imprinted with a reaction to colors, shapes, and patterns. Through the use of both color psychology and geology, and executed through chemistry I have created visual colorscapes that engage both the conscious and subconscious, provoking the audience to find imagery through movement. Everyone sees something different! What do you see?

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