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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

MARION VAN RUITEN

MARION VAN RUITEN

Artist Work

Earthship
2008
Acrylic on canvas
30"x30"
Solstice
2009
Acrylic on canvas
24"x30"
Expectations
2005
Acrylic
48" x 60"

Artist Information

Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My style can be described as Abstract Expressionism, a form of art in which I express myself purely through the use of form and color. No concrete objects are represented in most of my artworks. I also explore the mystery of a moment or visualize the story of a marking experience or impression translated into different forms and colors. My pieces often start as a journey and evolve and change as I work to specify and refine the space. Like other artists I have developed a personal language of colors and shapes, a language I constantly expand and present in new ways. I produce distinctly different styles that seem to have no relations to each other. They are all a part of me, created by my mind and translated through colors to the canvas.

Artist Bio

Exhibitions: Several times Annual Exhibition of the World Bank Staff Art Society, Washington D.C.; WBFN Gallery, Washington D.C.; Touchstone Gallery - The Annex, Washington D.C.: Group show “Fusion of Modern Diversity I and II”; The Ambiente Collection, Washington D.C.; The German Historical Institute, Washington D.C. in conjunction with a lecture series “One Hundred Years of German Expressionism”; Asman Gallery, NBC Studios Washington D.C.