INterpersonal : disrupted realism
A Collection of Paintings by Meredith Marsone
For the first time in New Zealand since 2015 Marsone is exhibiting a large body of work at Potocki Paterson Gallery, in Wellington NZ. As a valued subscriber you are welcome to see this work as a priority customer and have the exclusive ability to purchase the work prior to the opening on Saturday 24th November. For any purchase enquiries please click the enquire button below the painting and you will be taken to the contacts page where you can send a direct message.
This painting is about over-coming depression and adversity. She was once fully engulfed by blue but the colour never left her face and it is returning to her hands. Brighter colours appear as flashes, like moments of insight. A calm place in the upper right corner represents the unchanged place within her.
This painting has a presence and vitality due to its size and depth of colour.
Visionary is a double exposure portrait illustrating a contemplative mood: daydreaming, planning, creating. What it is to be an artist. Decisive paint strokes and dreamy light spheres give a feeling of movement and fleeting moments.
A large dimensioned and compelling painting.
A tender moment shared between two people who are struggling. But together they are stronger, bringing to their relationship individual beauty and care for each other.
the casting light
The moment after the great sadness when you realise, your heart is still beating and you are not broken. Vulnerability is a strength. The light shines on the knowledge that you are whole no matter what might occur around you.
A dreamy piece evoking the feeling of memory and dreams. The premise for this painting was to look at concepts around the child-self remaining present in us as we transition into our adulthood.
blue and blush
A small romantic painting with a rose floral background, framed in an ornate dark wood museum quality frame. Blue and Blush evokes an emotional quality of longing. With her straight gaze it is hard to deny her a place in your own emotional world.
Phantom illustrates the haunting effect past relationships can have on our lives. Phantom reminds us that we move on, but ever with the hands of our history on our hearts.
A study of how sunlight through a blind racks over skin and hair and brightens the iris.
Refraction is a focused exploration of contemplation and the difficulties of decision making. The figure is shown in a double exposure with motifs of weighing and considering.
The Abstracted Love Series explored themes of truth about the messiness of complex relationships. The Insatiable is a narrative on blurred boundaries defying socially tidy roles and categories.
A smaller sized piece exploring the concepts of dream, memory, thoughts, and the way they shape our reality.
The narrative of this painting looks at how we may present an idealised self but in the process lose our authenticity. The male figure in this painting has faded, literally adopting the background as his form while the female figure has retained her whole Self.
A small dimensioned study from a broader series of work under production, this piece explores light and shadow over skin, intertwined human forms and our preconceptions about sexuality.
still here, waiting
In continuation from themes present in ‘I Remember’, ‘Still Here, Waiting’ looks at the inner child still present inside all of us. Here she remains suspended in time and space waiting to be seen and heard. The large life-size figure of this piece demands our adult attention, despite our too busy to note lives.