Approved: 21.12.2010

Marianne Shorten

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Approved: 21.12.2010

My practice is concerned with time, process and the meaning acquired by objects and materials.Influenced by minimalist movements of the 60s and 70s, the works disrupt the narrative connotations acquired by symbols, objects and spaces.
Motifs are informed by architecture, design, comic books and film title sequences by artists such as Saul Bass. Narrative references are oblique and subject to multiple

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

My practice is concerned with time, process and the meaning acquired by objects and materials.Influenced by minimalist movements of the 60s and 70s, the works disrupt the narrative connotations acquired by symbols, objects and spaces. Motifs are informed by architecture, design, comic books and film title sequences by artists such as Saul Bass. Narrative references are oblique and subject to multiple interpretations. Automatic processes are central to the work. The motifs are built up over time in oil paint. Colour, tone and surface are altered and adjusted. The history of the painting is evident in the traces of sanded down or painted over motifs. The final effect is one of oscillation between image and object, figure and ground.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2007 - MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London 2000 - BA Fine Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland Group exhibitions 2012 - Cut it Out, A-side B-side Gallery, London 2012 - What's time got to do with it?, Core @ nolias gallery, London 2010 - 1000 Years of Fear, Ve.sh gallery, Vienna 2010 - ASC Open Studios, ASC Studios, Erlang House, London 2007 - Movement Material, Pebbledash Gallery, London Curated projects 2013 - Rupture, A-side B-side Gallery, London Residencies 2008 - Artist in residence, Krems, AIR Krems, Krems, Austria Public commissions 2006 - The Room, Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland