Between figuration and abstraction, Marianne Quinzin's work evokes nature and natural elements. Landscapes, skies, water, mountains and rocks are for her inexhaustible sources of inspiration. She likes to suggest more than represent, to give free rein to the imagination of the spectator and to arouse his emotion.
Marianne Quinzin is a professional painter, graduate of the Decorative Arts and the School of Fine Arts in Lyon, France. She has been fully dedicated to painting for about twenty years, she lives and works in Rouen, France.
Her work is present in many private collections in France and abroad.
The associations of colors and natural elements are for me recurring sources of inspiration, nature and landscape themes that I love.
Describe your creative process.
In the beginning, the color. To pose the paint, to act on the matter. Hide, cover, then be a spectator of what exists outside oneself. Remove, scratch, scratch, sand, wash.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
feeling, color, imagination
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
My artistic affinities are varied and eclectic. The light in Turner's work, the power of colorful vibrations and the rigor of De Staël's compositions, the explosive freedom of Joan Mitchell, the technical mastery and breadth of Gerhard Richter's work both figurative and abstract. The artistic movements that influence my painting are mainly abstract expressionism and lyrical abstraction, in particular the work of Zao Wou-Ki for the search for light, the play of transparency and opacity, the alternation of empty and full
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