Lively Still Lifes

Written by Joe Bendik on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit.

Daniele Marin’s various techniques combine at Noho Gallery in Chelsea

Marin's "Interaction" at Noho Gallery

Marin’s “Interaction” at Noho Gallery

Through Marin’s use of a variety of techniques, the viewer’s eye travels among the canvases as different shapes begin to transform in their narratives. A bottle can lead to a lampshade. An opaque vase is fleshed out to almost blur into the background.  Some of these pieces border on Abstract Expressionism

These paintings are deceptively complex and layered.  There is no way to receive all of the information at first look. There is a depth to these works that is spellbinding.  Images one might pass by at first glance become dominant upon further viewing.

Born in Paris, but living in America, Marin studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn (where she received her MFA).  One can sense the European roots meet American sensibilities.  Utilizing a universal form such as the still-life, Marin creates her own unique language. Within that structure her works contain elements of both balance and mystery.

Daniele Marin’s “Interaction” at Noho Gallery 530 West 25th Street through February 1.

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