Marion Tubiana


Born in: 1990, France

Lives in: Garancières, France

Media: Painting, Drawing, Other: Pastel pencil

Describe your work in 3 words: Realism, sensitivity, light

See More Work:  www.mariontubiana.com

Renaissance - Soft pastel 40 x 50 cm

"To give a soul and an emotion to my paintings is before all that I look for. I paint with my heart, I put what I feel and beyond the realism that emerges from my paintings, I try to have this something that will make it more than a photo. The work of looks and dramatic light fascinates me. The eyes reflect the soul and can not lie and it is the light that allows me to give dimension and strength."

What themes does your work involve?
My work represents exclusively animals. They are part of me and if I can help raise awareness of their beauty, their fragility, their rarities, then I would have won everything!
Describe your creative process.
I work oil painting and also pastel, two completely different mediums that give me each a lot of pleasure. The painting is made on canvas mounted on a frame, the pastel is made on Pastelmat paper. The painting will bring strength, the pastel a little more velvety and sweetness ... Whether with my pencils or my brushes, I work in communion with them, hair by hair, so that the details and the realism are crying of truth and that my paintings can deliver their messages, their emotions...
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
My paintings are all created from photographs. For my creations, I first select them for what they make me feel, the expression, the look ... then I imagine how I would like to highlight them, the framing, the light that I want. This research sometimes takes me hours and is an integral part of the final work.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
I recently came across a quotation that represents well what I think of the work of artist, I allow myself to share it with you: "The work of an artist is hundreds of hours of chess and hopes, months of frustration and moments of pure joy, it is not an object but a piece of heart, a part of the soul, a moment of life." Thus, you will discover, perhaps, a small piece of me on the canvas or paper. That's what I dare to hope.
What is the role of the artist today?
As I said above, the goal of an artist is to be able to get a message across. Everyone will see the message he feels by looking at a work, it may not be the one the painter wanted to get across but as long as something happens in the heart of the viewer then that's what accounts.


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