Abstract Impressionist Artist Susan Marx
will be showing two paintings in
Ashok Jain Gallery 36th Anniversary Exhibition
Friday, January 8th 2016 through Sunday, January 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8th 2016 from 6-8pm
Susan Marx, If Snow Had Color
Susan Marx is an Abstract Impressionist artist whose paintings are the result of her own radical amazement at the beauty of the visual world and her own need to turn that experience through her. Using nature as her frame of reference, Marx paints her interpretation of what nature leaves her with. She is concerned with light and what light does to color, which is why she calls herself an Abstract Impressionist. Her paintings are the conversations between her eyes, her mind, her heart and her gut as well as the canvas in front of her. Marx enjoys enticing and engaging her viewers, drawing them into a fresh and beautiful world. She hopes her artwork will lead people to notice the beauty in nature, a healing beauty.
Marx uses fast-drying acrylic paints which allow her to record her color impressions quickly, painting with thick, bold, rich colors and gestural brushstrokes. She leaves parts of the canvas blank intentionally, in order to create more contrast and tension between the color and the blank canvas, allowing the painting and the viewer’s eye to breathe. This process often also allows the painting to form a shape on the canvas within the picture plane.
She enjoys the process of putting color next to color, trying to capture the essence of her subject in her painting through color and emotion, leaving the rest to the viewer's imagination, drawing them into and engaging them through her process.
Someone once said Marx works to the muse of Monet, Van Gogh and Joan Mitchell; she was thrilled. They helped guide her in the journey to become the artist she is today. Marx has travelled extensively and exhibited widely. Her works may be found in collections in the US and abroad.
or visit her website: Susan Marx Website.
58 Hester Street
Lower East Side
New York, NY
Gallery phone: 212.989.9660