Marisabel is a Venezuelan born abstract artist. Her artistic expression makes no attempt to reproduce the visual perception. Through the use of mixed media, her works are characteristically bold and dramatic; marked by the creation of textural layers with particular attention to colour, shapes and patterns.
Marisabel is currently working on a community project in collaboration with SBS Spanish, which will see its completion by June 2017.
She held a residency at the Warringah Creative Space in Curl Curl from August 2015 to June 2016. Currently, Marisabel is a resident artist at Bushwick South Studios in Brookvale, NSW.
Her work is held in private and corporate collections in Venezuela, Dominican Republic, USA, Singapore, UK and Australia.
Colours in D minor
“I have been working with a very bright and bold palette. Abstracting from shapes of different Australian landscapes, I have been building layers of colours with rich marks, in an attempt to represent a musical scenery. I want this series to awaken other senses beyond the visual. I want the observer to experience synesthesia”
My work is a response to the surroundings that impact me. This results in abstraction based on common links in the scenery of where I come from, Venezuela, and the country I now call home, Australia. I’m interested in raw, unmediated landscape, which generates the presence of something larger than us.
My process involves building up multiple layers of paint beginning with shapes taken from sketches and photos of a particular environment. Each layer participates in a process of response—not only to the shape of landscape that preceded it, but also to the colors that came before it. These semi-transparent layers create a visible history of mark making, aided by the use of multiple materials such as oils, sand, paper, gesso and gel.
Born 1973 Caracas, Venezuela
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia
2017 Art History and Appreciation Diploma, The Art Institute, Sydney
2013 Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Diploma: General, ASUM, Sydney
2008 Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Diploma: Vascular, ASUM, Sydney
2001 Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas
Continuous development courses:
2016 Painting Master-class with Roger Crawford. National Art School. Sydney
Windsor and Newton Watercolor Course, S.H Erwin Gallery, Sydney
2013 Mixed Media Painting with Judith White, Ewart Art School and Gallery, Sydney
2004 – 2006 Drawing and Painting course, Armando Reveron National Art School, Caracas, Venezuela
2001 – 2003 Drawing and Oil Painting with Conchita Firgau Weston Art Institute, Weston, Fl, USA
2017 Cacophony, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
2016 A Beach Somewhere, Girdlers Creative Wall, Sydney
Amarillo No.2, KA Gallery Wall, Sydney
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Fresh Batch #4, Platform 72 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Annual Charity Auction, Sydney Breast Cancer Institute, Sydney
Celebration of Sanctuaries, Charity Exhibition Save our Marine Life Alliance, Sydney
4 Corners, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney
Bounce Back, TAP Gallery, Sydney
2015 H-Art, Stir-Up Gallery, Sydney
Converging Latitudes, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney
Art Prizes and Residencies
2016 Thirty by Thirty, Finalist, Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney
Round 4, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney
Bushwick South Studio Program, Sydney
2015 Round 3, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney
Art Pharmacy Consulting
AXICORP Corporate Collection, Singapore, London
Private collections in: Venezuela, Dominican Republic, USA, and Australia.
2017 Painting Commission, Mujer, tu me inspiras! (Woman, you inspire me!) SBS Spanish
Painting Commission, Private collector, Perth Australia
2016 Painting Commission, private collector, Newcastle, Sydney
Painting Commission, private collector, Maroubra, Sydney