Approved: 08.11.2017

Marius von Brasch

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 08.11.2017

My work highlights the unconscious filters that shape perception: the invisible yet powerful filters of associations, affects and memories, which are structured by social life and history as much as by the life of the soul.

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Artist Statement

My work highlights the unconscious filters that shape perception: the invisible yet powerful filters of associations, affects and memories, which are structured by social life and history as much as by the life of the soul.

My painting practice translates these liminal layers, legible or illegible, into the medium and materiality of paint. I seek to make them tangible and relatable on the contained painting surface. Each is a unique condensation of this process.

I paint ambiguous ‘inscapes’, which are inhabited by enigmatic scenarios revealing mark making and figures in landscapes or more abstract colour fields.

I find parallels to my approach in Renaissance illuminations in alchemical manuscripts, and I quote them indirectly in my work.  This symbolic alchemical imagery addresses journeys of transformation, identities and evolution of consciousness. However, my interest here is to find new painterly ways to speak about these subjects, without referring literally to the ancient imagery.

Furthermore, a dialogue with Baroque, mythological and contemporary paintings, which address the subject of identity, allows me to be part of an ongoing living tradition. I am developing ways of rendering visible the elusive evolutions of identity. 

The emotional dynamics of colour and how to contain and give form to what seems to evade representation are central to the work.

CV & Education

Marius von Brasch works from and lives in Rookley, Isle of Wight, UK

Education

2012       Completed practice-based PhD Fine Art at Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) on ‘Distance, however near it may be’: Revisiting ‘Aura’ on the Axis between Painting and Digital Technology within a Deleuzian Framework of  ‘Becoming’

2009        MA Fine Art Painting with Distinction at Winchester School of Art

1987/88    Guest Student at Staedelschule Frankfurt am Main in the classes of Prof. Johannes  Schreiter and Prof. Thomas Bayrle

 

Other qualifications

1999        Gestalt Therapist (Dipl) and Practioner of Postural Integration (Dipl), 3 year training at the École de Communication Créative in Strasbourg, France

1989        MA in German Literature, Philosophy and Musicology at J W Goethe University, Frankfurt

 

Solo exhibitions (since 2007)

2021        Othernight, The Bunker Gallery, Isle of Wight

2019       Liminal, Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport

2019       Ennui Refigured. (2-person show with Freya Purdue), APT Gallery, Deptford, London

2017       Illumination (2-person show with Howard Hardiman), The West Gallery, Quay                              Arts, Newport (ACE funded)

2012       Distance however near it may be, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester

2009       Oedipus Diving, The Ropestore Gallery at Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight

2007       Oedipus Diving, Studio for Creative Communication Southsea (self curated)

 

Group exhibitions (since 2009, selection)

2021        The ArtTop10.com Lockdown Interviews Exhibition, Cello Factory, London

2021        The Waiting Place (curated by Ann-Marie James & Emily Godden), The Art Station,    Saxmundham, Suffolk

2020        Beyond Other Horizons, Palatul Culturii, Iasi, Romania

2019        2022, Studio 2A, Isle of Wight

2019        Made in Britain. 82 Painters of the 21st Century. Priseman Seabrook Collection, Muzeum Narodowe, Gdansk, Poland 

2017        Ex Roma IV, APT Gallery, Deptford, London

2016        Stories/Narrative, The Studio at Rookkley Manor, Isle of Wight

2015        The Drawing Process, The West Gallery at Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

2015        Belief, Depozitory, Isle of Wight

2015        A garden at the foot of every tree, The Studio at Rookley Manor, Isle of Wight

2014        Open Exhibition, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

2013        Friday 13th, Award Holders Exhibition at Gallery British School at Rome, Rome

2012        Visioneca, Experimental Film Festival, Isle of Wight

2012        The Lollipop People, Depozitory, Ryde

2012        Practice-based Projects, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester

2011        Rendition, Chapel Arts Studios, Andover

2011        Drawn, Five Years, London

2011        Feint, The Rag Factory, London

2011        Pre.Sense, Temporary Project Space (empty house), Headington, Oxord

2010        Out & About, Aspex Gallery Portsmouth, film screening in conjunction with the exhibition The Great Outdoors, Portsmouth

2009        Becoming/, Link Gallery at the University of Winchester, Winchester

 

Awards

2013        Abbey Fellowship Award for Painting – 3 months residency at British School at Rome

2009        Postgraduate Scholarship for PhD (Winchester School of Art – University of Southampton)

 

Work in Collections

Priseman Seabrook Collection UK

University of Essex: Modern and Contemporary British Art Collection

Klinik in der Zarten, Germany

 

Publications

2020 Beyond Other Horizons. Curated by Peter Harrap, Anna McNay & Florin Ungureanu. Editura palatul culturii, Iasi

2019        Made in Britain. 82 Painters of the 21st Century. Priseman Seabrook Collection, Muzeum Narodowe, Gdansk, Poland 

2017       Illumination Marius von Brasch and Howard Hardiman. Catalogue for The West Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight

2014        Fine Arts 2013-14. Catalogue of British School at Rome @ The British  Academy, London

2013        Affective Constructions – Fragmented Images on the Axis between Painting and the Digital  in: Harland, B. (ed.) Behind the Eyes/Making Pictures. Research Group for Artists Publications

2012        ‘Distance, however near it may be’: Revisiting ‘Aura’ on the Axis between Painting and Digital Technology within a Deleuzian Framework of ‘Becoming’.                Doctoral thesis for practice-based PhD access http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/346350/

2011        stalemate/escape. Essay for Feint: tackle/wield. Winchester Gallery Press

2009        Digital Economy and Memory. Essay for Research Anthology Winchester School of Art. Winchester Gallery Press

2007        Oedipus Diving. The Magical Forest Press, 2007. 64 page book with introduction and 46 colour plates

 

Workshops

2021        Painting and the Sublime - Landscape and mythology in paintings by Nicholas Poussin, The Fintry Trust

2020       Orpheus and Roses - Late poems of Rainer Maria Rilke in the paintings of Cy Twombly, The Fintry Trust

2020       Alchemical Meditation, The Fintry Trust

2020       Introduction to ‘Aurora Consurgens’, The Fintry Trust

2020       Introduction to ‘Splendor Solis’, The Fintry Trust

2018/19 Portfolio Presentation Course, Quay Arts, Newport, IOW

2016        Drawing/Painting from Within, Summer School at Quay Arts, Newport, IOW

2015/16  Becoming Visible, one-day courses at The Studio at Rookley Manor, IOW

2000-2008 Experiential Painting and The Art Within: one-day, weekend and 3-part workshop as well as monthly workhops throughout with same group at self-founded Studio for Creative Communication in Southsea, Hampshire

1994-2000 Various workshops and one-to-one work on ways of accessing and enhancing creativity via drawing, painting and Gestaltterapy

 

Curated projects

2016       Stories/Narrative, The Studio at Rookley Manor, IOW

2015        A garden at the foot of every tree, The Studio at Rookley Manor, IOW

2011 l       launched susan projects (with Ella Clocksin) with Pre.Sense, curated by susan projects, temporary project space, Headington, Oxford

 

Work experience

2010        Part Time Lecturer in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art (BA/MA levels)

2000-2007 Founded Studio for Creative Communication in Southsea, Hampshire for art- and psychotherapy related practice and own workshop modules (Experiential Painting  and The Art Within) with a studio for own art practice and exhibitions

1998-2004 Active involvement in the management of artist collective ArtSpace Portsmouth

 

Conferences

2020 Connected through culture | Paul Celan 100 - online conversation with curators Anna McNay and Peter Harrap, professor Gabriel H. Decuble and Dr. Marius von Brasch, organised by EUNIC Romania through British Council Romania and forumul cultural austriac, in partnership with Institutul Cultural Român / Romanian Cultural Institute and Romanian Cultural Institute in London. 
2020 To Stand in the shadow of the scar - Language, Scattered Light and Time. On Reading Paul Celan. Paper for symposium Beyond Other Horizons, Palatul Cultrurii, Iasi, Romania

2013        Affective Constructions. Paper for symposium Behind the Eyes at North Gallery, Northumbrian University, Newcastle

2011        Flux and Fragment, 4th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Copenhagen

2009        Postgraduate Scholarship for PhD (Winchester School of Art – University of Southampton)