Susan Marx

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SusanMarxArtist/Painter

 

 

 

 

 

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 ABOUT

Susan Marx’s work combines abstraction with the colors of the impressionists. She describes her style as abstract impressionism, a term coined by Elaine de Kooning. Marx calls upon inspirations similar to Joan Mitchell, who once said, “I would more like to paint what [nature]leaves with me.” Marx herself has said, “I paint as a result of my radical amazement at the beauty of the visual world.”
Marx allows herself to be led by emotional sensations rather than an intellectualized plan. She paints at a passionate, furious pace, rarely waiting for prior layers to dry. Her paintings are an emotional reaction concluding in an explosive collision of color and brushwork. Marx often leaves blank spaces on her canvases, often at the edges so that the painting itself becomes a shape. It is a conscious decision, she says, that “lets the painting breathe.” For Marx, process and intent are one and the same. “My paintings are conversations,” she says, “between my eyes, my head, my heart, my gut, and the canvas in front of me.” Her works could be found in private collections in the US and abroad.
Susan Marx currently lives and works in New Jersey.

Education:

  • Boston University, College of Fine Arts, BFA in Painting,
  • Painting seminars in Giverny, France – in Monet’s garden and in Normandy
  • Painting seminar in Arles and St. Remy de Provence, France tracing steps of Van Gogh

ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings are conversations between my eyes, my head, my heart, my gut, and the canvas in front of me. I paint abstract work that comes from inside of my head. Nature is my frame of reference. I paint what nature leaves with me and then I turn it into something of my own. I am a painter who loves color and call myself an Abstract Impressionist.

My work is intuitive. I let the process guide me and show me what the work is about. My paintings form a shape on the canvas within the picture plane, which is something that I find visually exciting. I enjoy the process of putting color next to color and that process is the subject matter of the painting. I title my paintings after I am finished painting, when I need to translate them into words.

 EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2016 – Johnson and Johnson Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ, October-November
2016 – French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Montclair, NJ, April
Gaelen Gallery East, West Orange, NJ
Ashok Jain Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

International

Artist’s House, Jerusalem, Israel
Museum of Printing Art, Safed, Israel
Musee des Duncan, Paris, France

New York City

Agora Gallery
Ashok Jain Gallery
A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
The Fox Gallery
Keane-Mason Gallery
Emerging Collector

New Jersey

ACL Gallery, Livingston
Discover Jersey Arts Artist of the Month (February 2015)
George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University
The Art Gallery at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NJ Properties – The MAM 10, Montclair
Montclair Art Museum, Employee Art Exhibition
Pierro Gallery, South Orange
The Right Angle, Hoboken
The Tenth Muse Gallery, Maplewood
Robin Hutchins Gallery, Maplewood
Hait Gallery, Maplewood
Nitsa Fine Arts, Millburn
Marino Gallery, Millburn
Art Gallery of South Orange
Korby Gallery, Cedar Grove
Clifton Art Center, Clifton

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