Marion Schmitz

Marion Schmitz, born in Paris in 1955, grew up in an artistic environment. Influenced by her parents' collection of contemporary art and many gallery-studio and exhibition visits, she tried very early on to make small watercolor drawings.

Marion Schmitz is self-taught and works since 2008 in graphics and then the computer.

She is inspired, rather intuitively, by changing environments and impressions.

The work of Marion Schmitz is based on abstract, geometric shapes, which resemble constructivist and minimal art, but also Far Eastern art. By turning, flipping, multiplying, overlaying, extruding, distorting and moving these shapes, she transfers her art into new geometric relationships that arise as invaluable themes.

Likewise, with color, the starting point is clear primary color, graduated or superimposed or used as gradients. Thus, new image spaces and magnificent bar compositions bring an astonishing variety of expressions to light.

Straight lines give the work structure and movement at the same time, creating in-screen space by offering a "red thread", a direction that the gaze of visitors and viewers can follow.

Marion Schmitz uses the computer not just as a medium, but as a tool. She works with paint on paper or Alubond to create wall-hung art.

Prizes and Awards

Artmajeur Silver Award 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013. Nominated for the Palm Art Award 2012 Leipzig. Nomination for the ring master at the International Art Competition Art 2012 Oeuvre rating magna cum laude honors and newcomers with an article in the newspaper Chilli con Arte, as well as silver medal with the Oeuvre vote "magna cum laude" at the 14th Open Art Prize of the Arts Court Schloss Reinharz, 2012, participation in the 35th Art Contest of the Cultural Foundation of the Sparkasse Karlsruhe Ettlingen (selected for exhibition)

Finalist in the International Syrlin art competition and exhibition at the 6th International Art Fair in Sindelfingen, 11-13th January 2013 and exhibition in Stuttgart Administrative Court of 21 January to 22 February 2013.

Participation in the 36th Art Contest of the Cultural Foundation of the Sparkasse Karlsruhe Ettlingen in March 2013.

Nominated for the Palm Art Award 2013.

In recognition of her achievements Marion Schmitz was invited in 2012 and 2013 by master circular castle Reinharz to participate as a guest at the annual exhibition of the master Kunsthof Schloss Reinharz Bad Schmiedeberg.


Marion Schmitz's art on the Web

Marion Schmitz's AutoGallery exhibit