After brief intermezzi in Toronto, Paris and Leuven, Marie works and lives in Berlin. Born in 1991, her artistic interest lies in the interweaving of color, geometrical elements and script into abstract surfaces. In a multi-leveled process, the visible fragments overlap, repel or fuse into new structures. Starting off with free handwriting, the spontaneously emerging text lines contour the composition. Combined with several steps of overwriting, painting and drawing, eventually the formerly readable script is transitioned into an illegible, color-bursting camouflage.

 

Giving into spontaneity and daring color might be the two maxims of her work, that always aims at visualizing impressions that exceed a description by pen and paper, and yet do not want to be expressed solely with brush and canvas.

 

Having studied Cultural Studies, European Art History and Communications at Potsdam University and the Free University Berlin, Marie is also an active member of the German Art History community. Her work experience include internships and jobs at the Museum of Islamic Art Berlin, the Goethe Institute Toronto, the Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art in Paris, the Berlinische Galerie, the Dahlem Humanities Center and Illuminare – Center for the Study of Medieval Art.

 

 

E-Mail: mariehartmann@me.com

 


 

Exhibitions

 

Secrets untold I Stories unwritten. Goodnight, Antwerp. December 30th, 2018 - April 30th, 2019.

 

Secrets untold I Stories unwritten. Viggo's, Antwerp. October 26th - November 16th, 2018.