Marianne Kolb

Primarily interested in the human form, Marianne Kolb often creates portraits of solitary figures that are defined by a textural roughness and emotional vitality. As she states, "The human figure is the vehicle with which I can most positively relate. The more developed my curiosity becomes, the more acute, the more complicated, complex and suggestive the world around people becomes." Forgoing more traditional methods of painting, she works with pigmented powders that she mixes directly on the canvas and applies with her fingers, knives, and house-paint brushes.


Kolb's work has been exhibited in numerous public and private collections, including the Boise Art Museum, the Richmond Art Center, and the Swiss General Consulate in San Francisco.

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