Salomé Marivoet

"In my artworks I seek to express a magical vision of the real, combining linear material with an ethereal quality that subtly emanates from it. This invites the viewer to question their own perspectives and the varying levels of perception one can have of reality."

Pandemic - Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm - €5000

Salomé Marivoet is a visual artist living in Lisbon, Portugal. She completed the Course of Painting of the Portuguese National Society of Fine Arts. Ph.D. in Sociology, with an academic career, she has presented her artistic work in collective and individual exhibitions, since 2001.

The aesthetic approaches of my artworks resonate with the social contexts of our contemporaneity. For instance, the "Liminalities" series reflects upon the experiences of the pandemic period. The concept of liminality refers to the interstitial condition, appearing in an ephemeral way on the social structures, however with the potential to create changes.

Currently,  I have been working on a collection of five series under the theme of "Connections", titled "Portals," "Dreams’ routers", "Switches", "QR & Bar-codes" and "Bridges".  The development of digital technologies and the emergence of generative AI has been accompanied by a greater capacity for abstraction in the perception of reality. Connection presupposes individual freedom. There are multiple paths to which our choices of connection and disconnection take us, hence my interest in the aesthetic deepening of this concept. 

While my preference is acrylic on canvas, I also use others mediums like acrylic glass, sculpture and photography. 

My pictorial language embraces both abstract and linear geometric shapes, sometimes incorporating volume through a 3D effect. Textured openings serve as signals for realms of subtle physicality.

Through these diverse artistic tools, I aim to evoke a sense of surprise and enchantment in the viewer, accompanied by sensations of harmony, vitality, movement, expansion, and infinity.

Portals #1 - Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 20 cm - €250
Switches #3 - Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 40 cm - €500
Liminalities #1 - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Curricula #2 - Photograph printed on plexiglass board 40 x 40 cm
Sky overview - Acrylic on two plexiglass boards 40 x 40 cm
Dreams' Routers #1 - Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 20 cm - €200
QR & Barcodes #2.1 - Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 20 cm - €200
Liminalities #6 - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Curricula #1 - Paper sheets stacked in an acrylic structure 14 x 14 x 40 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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