Marlene Carpenter

​Artist Philosophy by Marie-Helene (Marlene) Carpenter My work is predominantly figurative in nature, always containing a golden thread of sublime abstraction and connecting the pictorial with the emotional. My artwork narrates stories of contemporary time and contains traces of my thoughts that are referenced from personal mundane experiences. Creating work that wakes up a connection with an audience because it has a voice of its time, this is a goal that I hold dearly. I create work that is sensitive to the continued struggles and joys of life, as Gerhard Richter said “catch life it is the raw material for new work” ​

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