Marin Loo is an emerging Australian contemporary artist who paints vibrant landscapes and uplifting scenes of nature using color, form and illustrative brush strokes. "Peaceful, colourful and uplifting" are some of the words that describe her artwork.
She has studied at Julian Ashton Art School and abroad in Italy. She has participated in a number of art shows and been a finalist at national prizes.
ART PRACTICE & INSPIRATION
Marin's preferred choice of medium is oil due to its textural and fluidity texture. She finds inspiration through nature and enhances her paintings through an intuitive process, which she refers to as a transformation process. In her words:
"I feel a great sense of contentment and peace when I'm out in nature and traversing the natural landscape. I often feel inspired by mother nature and use these moments for dreaming about my next piece of painting. So it's not surprising, for me at least, to feel a strong compulsion to paint landscapes and elements of nature.
I either paint outdoors or take snapshots of landscapes/nature and I go through a process of transforming the piece to something I feel visually stimulated and excited about.
The process starts with painting what I see first, then feeling the emotions evoked from the scene or subject, and then 'transforming' the scene/subject by a number of approaches: adding atmosphere, visual brush strokes, changing/adding elements and adding vibrancy & colour.
Sometimes the transformation is simple and sometimes it is major. Either way the process is quite visceral, and it is both aesthetically and mentally exciting for me. Through this I feel I am at my most creative and I don't stop (and I can't) until I feel the transformation is complete."
To view some of Marin's artwork, go to the gallery section.
If you are interested in any of Marin's artwork, get in touch and say hello.
2020 - Georges River Art Prize show - Oct 2019 - Jan 2020
2020 - Fifty squared Art Prize - Brunswick Gallery
2019 - Womankind Exhibition (Group exhibition)
2019 - Brunswick Gallery Small Works
2018 - Drummoyne Open Annual Art Exhibition
2018 - Bayside Visual Art Prize
2018 - Brunswick Gallery Small Works
2017 - Waverly Art Prize Show
2015 - Julian Ashton Student & Teacher Annual Exhibition
2014 - Julian Ashton Student & Teacher Annual Exhibition
2014 - Pyrmont Art Festival
2013 - Julian Ashton Student & Teacher Annual Exhibition
AWARDS / FINALISTS
2019 - Georges River Art Prize finalist
2018 - Bayside Visual Art Prize finalist
2017 - Waverly Art Prize finalist
2014 - Phillip Muskett Landscape Prize winner
Private collection in Northmead NSW AU, Gladesville NSW AU,
Concord NSW AU, Melbourne VIC AU.