Marine Wallon French, b. 1985

Biography

Marine Wallon treats colours in landscapes. Each shade that she scrupulously stretches on the surface of the canvas participates in a panoramic expansion. With firmness, she configures uneven grounds with exquisite crusts. Ardour directs her tightrope walking gestures, in readjustment, always on the edge. Her tectonic is chromatic.-- Joel Riff, Art writer, curator, and artistic director of Moly Sabata / Albert Gleizes Foundation

Marine Wallon (b.1985 lives and works in Paris), studied at the Beaux-Arts Paris, where she graduated with an MFA before achieving a Post-Graduate diploma with professor Philippe Cognée. In her practice, the artist captures shots of anonymous travel agencies or travelling documentaries of individuals, which she translates through paintings, rendering the uncontrolled character of nature. Addressing her work as ‘not seductive but rather turbulent and vibrant’, she invites the viewer to reflect on the elusive movement that escapes direct visibility.

Recent solo and group exhibitions include Brasser Caré - duo show with Jennifer Douzenel, Catherine Issert (2021), Empire et Royaume, Art-O-Rama (2021), Figures, Catherine Issert (2021), Apparences (Art Centre, Perpignan), Happy Together, Collection Gilles Balmet (Pavillon Carré Baudoin, Paris, 2021), Fondation Colas (2020).

Upcoming solo exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Centre d'Art Contemporain, Troyes (2022).

 

Marine was recently selected for the 2020 commission of the Louvre Chalcography.

She was awarded the Moly Sabata prize at the Salon de Montrouge 2019 and had a solo exhibition at the Point Commun, Contemporary Art Centre in Annecy in 2019.

Works
  • Marine Wallon, Ajak, 2019
    Marine Wallon
    Ajak, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 55 cm
    Signed and dated 2019 on the verso
Exhibitions
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