Marisa Keller - Between land and water
Marisa Keller's work explores the connection between humans and nature and how it changes over time. “What she finds interesting is to depict this sensory experience of the natural environment, which is a constant in our existence. While traveling, she carries a sketchbook with her to sketch impressions and take notes. She also collects natural materials with which she is busy. Later, sometimes years later, when the memory of the landscape and the place has faded, an essence of the experience distils. This becomes a starting point for a work. The lyrical landscape that arises is not a direct representation of a certain place, but tries to strike the idea and experience of that place”.
When we walk through the landscape, the colours, shapes, light and space of nature around us seem to form a whole. We experience a succession of impressions and then suddenly our eye falls on a detail and we look a little longer at a lonely red poppy in a green field, how a wave rolls against a rock wall, the sunlight breaks through the cloud cover for a while. We smell the salty air, feel the wind and hear a bird singing in the distance.
Paintings, installations and graphics have been featured in museum exhibitions in Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Portugal and Germany. Work belongs to the permanent collection of the Contemporary museum in Krakow and the ex-libris collection of the Stedelijke Museum St. Niklaas, Belgium and various corporate collections in Singapore, the Netherlands and Indonesia