I guess I’m a sucker for abstracted landscapes (I think half the artists I’ve written about on this blog paint some kind of landscape). I really like how Marilina Marchica’s works reorder and restructure what I see in a typical landscape. Her use of flat and smooth neutral colors for both backgrounds and foregrounds gives her work a very expansive feel.
I think it’s interesting how so much landscape art captures the beautiful and dramatic – coastlines, mountains, etc. – while most of the world around us is relatively flat and monotone. I’m not sure that “monotone” is really a fair characterization of these works, though. Sure, there isn’t a ton of color, but there is quite a bit of variety among the neutrals and grays, and certainly a lot of variety of color value. As with much of the art that I tend to like, the more I look at these images the more I see.
Marilina Marchica – marilinamarchica.tumblr.com
Agrigento, Sicily, Italy