• Empedocles Assemblage. Oil on canvas. 218 x 218 cm

Marius von Brasch follows in his work the question how to approach visually notions and experiences like time, transformation, memory and energy when traditional frameworks that defined a stable ‘self’ have become brittle; in a time when there is space for the contemporary freedom and complex task of unfolding and inventing the potential of an open, temporal and shifting self.

The art practice focuses on the perception of layers between time and dreamt time, and on ways how these can be pictorialised.

It reflects the simultaneity of ancient/archetypal and contemporary influences in an open field between the ‘handmade, authentic’ (painting, mark making) and the ‘dispersed, automated’ (digital technology), in painting, works on paper and digital video.

Abbey Fellowship in Painting award holder at the British School in Rome (term 2013/14).

Marius works from his studio in Rookley, Isle of Wight, UK.