Copyright ​© ​2016 Marlene Vine

​​​​​​​​​Marlene Vine

Not Yet Titled (17.04) 2014-2017, acrylic ink on paper (detail)

My painting is rooted in the aesthetics of gestural abstraction and color field painting. In the beginning I work intuitively, drawing masses of repetitive marks or long sweeping lines that gradually form a multi-layered field of color, shapes, forms, lines, texture. In process, my painting shifts between spontaneous incidents and careful consideration where everything is in question as I feel my way around the surface – drawing, layering, painting and re-painting – constructing networks of relationships with the endless forms that emerge, disappear, and reappear until my painting reaches a point when I feel it all comes together and conveys a timeless sense of space and wholeness.​