Marian Murta graduated from ARTEZ, Arnhem in 2014.
Souvenirs, photographs of a different time and place. The sentimental value of things seems to assert itself whenever we are faced with a different passage of our journey as an individual. These objects, that I like to refer to as “keys to a past time”, loom within the ambiguous feelings of longing for the past and the yearning for a new beginning. Yet ever so often an uncanny sensation arrises when we experience these objects... a certain unfamiliar feeling within the familiar.
A contradiction between what we perceived at the time and the image that we hold of ourselves and the world today.
In my work as an artist I try to express these issues. The relationship that we as subjects have with objects and memories attached to them. I try to portray the subject through the object. Therefore attempting to translate this uncanny feeling into the language of painting.
Mariana Murta graduated from ArtEZ, Arnhem in 2014.