MARILYN KIRSCH    Contemporary Abstract Painting and Photography 

About my Painting

My painting is somewhere between abstract and non-objective.
There seem to be recognizable images in my work, but they are closer
to apparitions than to real objects or landscapes. My imagery lacks boundaries
and hovers between possibilities. With this deliberate ambiguity I explore
how meaning can be found where it was not intended.

I utilize a control of the medium and an allowance for the accidental.
Shifts of the image occur during the painting process and become part
of the finished piece. The tension between random acts and planned decisions
is the subtext of the work. I also try to balance the physical properties of the
materials with the metaphorical content of the image.

 


About my Photography

I have always taken photographs, but it has been over the last several
years that I have become serious about my photography. It is now an
integral part of my work as an artist.

Since I have been painting for many years, it is natural that my photography
grew out of my work as a painter. As I grew more interested in photography
I realized the endless possibilities of making photo-collages using the camera
and the computer.

My recent photographic work includes the series "The City Map Project" which combines
my fascination of cities, mapping and architecture with my painterly view of the world.

Copyright 2013 - 2017 Marilyn Kirsch