Marie Surprenant is a mixed media artist who works in abstraction, creating works that combine strict geometries and washed out colors. Marie’s portfolio is suffused in themes of introspection and existentialism, and her most recent series puts a new spin on these ideals.
Marie’s previous series have tended to focus on a single color scheme or a distinct overall tone in composition. In her most recent series, Recherche de blancs improbables the artist combines many different colors but keeps the organization of each image almost the identical.
Each of these mixed media works is composed with a solitary rectangle that seems raised slightly above the larger matte creating a geometric shadow over which pigment is applied.
I find these works function best as a series, like numerous, unflinching attempts to express or uncover a mysterious feeling. Working in abstract washes of colored mixed media, Marie coaxes a startlingly different mood out of each work.