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Marta Marcé @ Riflemaker Gallery
1 September 2016 - 31 October 2016
Marta Marcé is a Catalonian born, Berlin-based artist whose work is inspired by both the appearance and the process of games. The shapes, colours and sections of the artist’s multicoloured canvases are often arranged and placed much like pieces on a gameboard or puzzle. Marcé says: ‘My use of games is like a metaphor for the structure and development of life itself, an activity with an uncertain outcome. The act of painting functions in a similar way – there are the boundaries of the canvas, the limitations of paint, the conceptual constraints of actually making a painting, and finally the environment in which they are shown‘ This series of new works Passages was inspired by the artist’s recent journey to Guatemala, where she learned about Mayan cosmology (the origin of the cosmos) and its symbols, as well as readings of the philosopher and mystic, Ibn ‘Arabi.