Private and Public 隱秘與亮光

Marotta’s practice often focuses on the inner emotions of human beings and their interactions in public spaces. With candied pastel hues, hazy brush strokes, mundane aesthetics (curtains, books, bouquets of flowers), and her own perspectives of observing the world, she creates the inner world of her characters and allows spectators to obtain little resonance from her works. Through themes of communication, intimacy and restlessness, these works explore how we interact with the world around us and specifically with each other. Bubbly characters appear in her paintings, in a state of pensive sadness—not overwhelmed by sorrow but experiencing contemplative post-summer blues. With the development of science and technology, people rely more and more on virtual communication tools. Marotta is attempting to find how to balance the interaction between human’s private world and public space.

Coline Marotta (b. 1991, France) works with painting and drawing. In her practice, she explores different themes such as the idea of belonging, building intimacy, acrobatic communication. She often paints characters who long for a slower form of existence, who want to be softer than life, and more concerned to engage in a deeper dialog with their direct environment.

Coline Marotta received her BFA from the Marseille-Mediterranean College of Art and Design in 2013 and MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2017.

The artist currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.



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