The Fascinating Panorama Work Of Marina Rolfe

Artist Marina Rolfe’s mother and father gave her the chance to attempt music, dance and visible artwork as a child.

‘I used to be fairly unhealthy at music and dance, so artwork it was,’ Marina says. ‘I’m grateful to my Mum, who took me to artwork faculty once I was 6. I had classical artwork coaching at a college in Moscow, consisting of portray, drawing, sculpture, and images.’

She’s since participated a number of group reveals, undertaken a residency at a gallery in Berlin, and had held two solo reveals. And all that is earlier than she’s even accomplished her masters at VCA!

Final yr, Marina says she additionally went via ‘a major change’ in her artwork observe.

‘I used to color figurative works for a few years,’ she says. ‘Finding out at college and dwelling via the lockdown, spending most of my time on my own, my observe has shifted from being about people to a extra solo expertise of being.’

‘In some unspecified time in the future, I had a realisation that no matter I meant to precise could possibly be expressed with out that additional layer of together with human figures. It made me really feel liberated in these very non-liberating instances in lockdown.’

The artist’s new focus attracts from the expansive world of landscapes. Natural kinds and intuitive brushstrokes come collectively to create these dreamy, semi-abstract scenes. These locations typically start as digital collages from images she’s taken, or discovered pictures, earlier than translating them onto stretched linen with oil paint.

‘I get impressed by my rapid atmosphere, being in nature, seeing colors and textures, supplies and collaboration with them,’ Marina says of her course of. ‘For me, the atmospheric feeling of the portray is essential… my course of may be very intuitive, and issues normally change all through. And typically, it adjustments utterly.’

See extra of Marina’s work right here.


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