Maryse Pique

"Experimentation, progress, be critical, discovery to better in my art. That is why Abstraction is my Dada, I never know what will be at the end."

Torn - Collage and torn paper on canvas 120 x 120 cm

"I am a self-taught artist. My paintings are inspired by my culture of origin and European culture. My passion was discovered in Bristol, UK. Everything that surrounds me, my feelings, passions or dreams are an inspiration. I like the diversity in my art, and my paintings are created in a single specimen. My imagination must always be in turmoil, it always pushes me to research, innovate, change and have a new eye on my work. Constantly self-criticizing to improve myself, both in life and in my activities. I have a love for abstract art because it puts in a flutter every sense of the viewer and it requires more mental gymnastics to understand the artwork."

Born 1964 in Martinique, Maryse Pique is an abstract artist based in Bristol, UK. Her dynamic canvases, primarily large in scale, capture swift brushwork and radiate a vibrant, lively energy  - a generous offering to the delighted viewer.

In the "Women in Action" Series, patches of color are stitched together in puzzle-like compositions which indeed feel like everything has found its right place. Maryse also works with paper, which she pastes onto the panel to produce even more richer texture in her intricate mixed-media collage pieces.

Maryse's work comes from the heart with emotions blooming through and inhabiting each piece. In her own words, "My paintings tend to be lively and joyful, but can also be enigmatic, exploring different moods and states of mind through abstract imagery." Visit the artist's website for an extensive review of her varied series of works.

- Circle Foundation for the Arts, Director

Sunrise - Acrylic on linen 140 x 140 cm
Temptation - Acrylic on linen 120 x 120 cm
Rhythm - Acrylic on linen 100 x 100 cm
Winter - Oil and acrylic on linen 120 x 120 cm

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


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