Marilyn Kirsch

  • Communications of Sea Creatures, 2012
    Oil on canvas
    70 X 56 inches
  • The Ochre Sea, Field Notes Series, 2011
    Oil on canvas
    56 X 60 inches
  • The Mask, 1/10, 2011
    Digital c-print gallery mounted in plexiglass
    30 X 20 inches
  • Standing In Kip's Bay, 1/10, 2011
    Digital c-print gallery mounted in plexiglass
    30 X 20 inches
  • Taxi Yellow, 1/10, 2011
    Digital c-print gallery mounted in plexiglass
    30 X 20 inches
  • A Sand Map, Field Notes Series, 2010
    Oil on canvas
    56 X 60 inches
  • Archeology 2, 2007
    Oil on canvas
    18 X 18 inches
  • Archeology 3, 2007
    Oil on canvas
    18 X 18 inches
  • The Book of Earth and Fire, Four Elements Series, 2010
    Oil on canvas
    112 X 72 inches
  • City Reclaimed by Birds, Worn City Series, 2009
    Oil on canvas
    64 X 60 inches
  • Body of Water, 2012
    Oil on canvas
    56 X 60 inches
  • Clouds Along the Way, 2013
    Oil on canvas
    70 X 56 inches
  • And She Walked By So Fast, 1/10, 2011
    Digital c-print gallery mounted in plexiglass
    30 X 20 inches

Artist Statement

My work is somewhere between abstract and completely non-objective. At times there seem to be recognizable images in my paintings, but these images lack definite boundaries and oscillate between possibilities.

I am interested in the tension that occurs when perception is not absolutely clear. I like images that are ambiguous, for example, those that appear simultaneously vast and minute or distant and close. I utilize both a control of the medium and an allowance for the accidental. Shifts of the image occur while I work and become part of the finished piece. The completed painting is my response to the unsettling relationship between random acts and carefully planned decisions. Also, with each work, I try to balance the physical properties of the materials used and the metaphorical content of the image.

With the ideas of ambiguity and perception in mind, I have also been investigating how meaning can be found where it is not intended. Totally random marks of paint can seem to be images of real things, like finding pictures in the clouds.

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