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Marina Roca Die

Berlin/Germany

Drawing, Painting • Born in Madrid/Spain • Studied at Madrid/Spain

Published  01/08/2016   |   Updated  15/09/2021

Artistic Statement

A Body is never just a body. Using painting and drawing as an expressive language, the human body appears distorted, ambiguous, related with other bodies and other beings.
I understand the human body as a psychological entity, alive, mutable. It beginns shapeless but it acquires a structure, it transforms and it sometimes even incorporates characteristics of other bodies depending of its mood.
Drawing and Painting are means to...

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A Body is never just a body. Using painting and drawing as an expressive language, the human body appears distorted, ambiguous, related with other bodies and other beings.
I understand the human body as a psychological entity, alive, mutable. It beginns shapeless but it acquires a structure, it transforms and it sometimes even incorporates characteristics of other bodies depending of its mood.
Drawing and Painting are means to flatten an image. In my opinion that is precisely when the idea of human body increases its possibilities of representation. My figures sometimes are mixed with their background, with their context. Other times, their own limits isolate them from their surroundings. In some instances several points of view from the same figure are mixed in one solid image.
I think that art should assert the primitive nature of human being. Altering the body I want to question the way we have traditionally systematized it, specially in Art History. The body is then reformulated through philosophical ideas about human condition, as for example our relationship with the other, or what separates us from the rest of nature. I use feminist theories as a conceptual tool, as well as psychoanalytic theory in regard to the body, sexuality and the other's bodies.

Marina Roca Die
"The Fear of Falling in Love with a Tree I". oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2018

"The Fear of Falling in Love with a Tree I". oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2018

"The Fear of Falling in Love with a Tree II". oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2018

"The Fear of Falling in Love with a Tree II". oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2018

"The Fear of Falling in Love with a Tree III". oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2018

"The Fear of Falling in Love with a Tree III". oil on canvas. 80 x 60 cm. 2018

"Aquelarre I" (Witches' Coven)

"Aquelarre I" (Witches' Coven)

"Aquelarre VI" (Witches' Coven)

"Aquelarre VI" (Witches' Coven)

"Aquelarre VII" (Witches' Coven)

"Aquelarre VII" (Witches' Coven)

What is your favourite material to work with? How has your use of it evolved throughout your practice?

oil painting and chinese ink for drawings.

What themes do you pursue?

Bodies. Transformation of the Body. The Female Body. Sexuality, Phantasy and the Other. Metamorphosis.

What advice has had the biggest impact on your career?

"if your art doesn't soak through to yourself, it won't soak to anybody"

If you could install your art absolutely anywhere, where would that be?

in a spanish gothic church


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2019

Not Bodies – Excavo Fine Arts Gallery, London, Canada.

2015

Too Animal, Too Human - Gallery Nomad, Berlin

GROUP

2021

Magna Mater – CCAM at Yale University, New York

Landscape, so Beautiful! – Busche Kunst Gallery, Berlin

2020

Surreal and Phantastic Worlds – Busche Kunst Gallery, Berlin

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GALLERIES

BBA Gallery | https://www.bba-gallery.com/

PUBLICATIONS

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