Author archives: Marie Schlederer

  • 'CHROMA' at ART GALLERY on Darling

  • Chroma, a fascinating new solo exhibition by resident artist, Marie Schlederer opens this week

    The gallery will be home to a unique new body of work by Marie Schlederer for the next two weeks. Chroma will be showing from 11th to 21st May, with opening drinks tomorrow, on Wednesday 10th May from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The paintings in Chroma are a spectacular combination of paint and crystals with a particularly interesting back story. We asked Marie to explain the inspiration, the process and the stories behind her latest work.

    How and when did you start making art?

    On leaving school I studied graphic design and photography, I was intoxicated with the idea of how imagery could change our perspective and followed my dream to change the world into advertising. After a while that passion subsided and an urge to be creative and paint came back.  For over ten years now I have been studying and exploring my craft as an artist and now a gallery director.

    Please describe the work in your forthcoming solo show…    

    The work in my forthcoming show is really different to what I have created previously in my colour field works. The ideas and mark making I have explored in the ‘Chroma’ body of work are something that has been simmering away in the back of my mind for a while but I have never had the time to follow it through. Having allowed myself to play with the serendipity of the marks of the paint and ink, the works have meditative and infinite presence about them.

    And tell us what is unique about these new paintings?

    The structural patterns of the new marks has also allowed me to incorporate another love of mine – crystals and crystal grids. Many of my early colourfield works were inspired by the multi faceted colours found in crystals as light refracts through and around them. I often tried to capture the essence of these crystals and their colour, including metaphysical and vibrational qualities, in my artworks. In this new body of work I wanted to share the beauty and fascination I have with crystals by incorporating crystal grids into the artworks. These are specific patterns or arrangements of crystals to channel and focus the Universal energy for a distinct purpose.

    I have chosen individual crystals for their specific shape, colour and metaphysical properties to create crystal grids which add a new dimension to the artworks. They include clear quartz and dark smoky quartz points, white turquoise and pink cherry quartz chips, natural green fluorite and pink tourmaline.

    How would you describe your artwork?

    My art making process and content is constructed in layers which reveal and conceal past marks, colours and shapes. These transparent layers create a visual story and the essence of each piece. While my marks are lucid, fluid and organic, their purpose is to make art works that are limitless and forever giving pleasure, captivating many of our senses, not just our eyes.

    I see humans as vibrational beings with a multitude of senses. Sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch are our well-known physical senses, but we are all in one way or another, also familiar with other concepts, such as our ‘sixth sense’. Whether we realise it or not, we have the ability to detect through other ‘senses’ such as vibration, balance, pain, emotion, temperature and many more, all of which together shape our perceptions. While creating art I use all of these senses, as well as intention, to give the viewer an experience to tap into, which may or may not be similar to mine.

    What does making art mean to you?

    The process and creation of art for me is an emotional, spiritual, physical and chemical reaction to my vibrational being. For as long as I can remember, even as a small child, being creative, drawing, painting, making mud pies and daydreaming was all I wanted to do. I still remember the excitement of possibilities when I received my first set of coloured pencils.

    What has been your art career highlight to date?

    That’s a hard question to answer! I have been fortunate to have had many successful shows in Australia and overseas. However I must say that I’m very excited about my current body of work appearing in my solo exhibition ‘Chroma’ at ART GALLERY on Darling. I have created something that I am incredibly proud of and really excited to share.

    What do you enjoy about being a resident artist at ART GALLERY on Darling? 

    There is something special about being a resident artist of AGOD. Everyday I am surrounded by many talented individuals who create amazing art and follow their passions, which inspires me to keep creating amazing work myself.

  • 'Restless Transformations' 29 March - 3 April 2016

  • “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

    Is it because I am an Artist, a women, a mother or that I long to be a do gooder that I am always chasing and wanting change on an emotional, spiritual, physical and metaphysical level?

    Or do I want change as my current society shows me so many choices of who I can be and who I am not?

    Such deep questions to which there are many answers and at the same time no right answer. So down the rabbit hole I go like Alice in wonderland and explore these thoughts through my art.

    Throughout history we have used colour, shapes and marks to communicate consciously and unconsciously. As humans we have an inborn ability to think in terms of symbols and sight is one of our most psychologically and powerful sense. As vibrational beings we respond to all images we see.

    A circle for example carries intrinsic meaning for us by virtue of what it actually is – that is, a line that has no beginning and no end. This line immediately suggests to us the idea of completion, of wholeness, of totality, perhaps of eternity. We have not learned this idea from other people it seems intrinsic to the circle itself. Our minds intuitively respond in this way.

    My current exhibition ‘Restless Transformations’ is about the transformations we want to make and those that bubble up without us knowing and coming into our awareness. I explore these ideas in abstract form through layers of paint, colour, shapes, marks and Sacred Geometry.

    Restless Transformations

    March 29 – April
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Hunters Hill Art Gallery

    Hunters Hill Art Gallery
, 3/37 Alexandra St Hunters Hill NSW 2110
    Artwork Image: Rising Strong (left), Amplify (right)

    GOLD RAIN

  • March 2016 Newsletter

  • The grand book of the universe… was written in the language of mathematics,
    and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which
    it is impossible to understand a single word of it.
    – Galileo Galilei, 162
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    Sacred Geometry is a series of symbols or geometric shapes – a mathematical code – seen as the blueprint and key to understanding the way the universe is designed. Geometric archetypes or patterns are the building blocks of any creation and relate to the concepts of Oneness, the Absolute or God.
 
Sacred geometry has been used in every culture in history, often evident in the design and construction of religious structures such as temples, churches, alters, or in sacred spaces where the earth’s lay lines meet, like Stonehenge or holy wells.
 
Everything in the Universe and all it contains – planets, beings, humans, animals, plants, and rocks – is made up of its own unique code.
 
I have always found these ideas and shapes fascinating, often seeing these shapes when I close my eyes. I find the rhythm of them comforting as they bring to the surface deep emotions. Lately I have been trying to capture these symbols and shapes to share through my art in the hope of bringing an understanding to others of this code, and all it represents. My next exhibition will have a number of these works on show.

    Restless Transformations

    March 29 – April
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Hunters Hill Art Gallery

    Hunters Hill Art Gallery
, 3/37 Alexandra St Hunters Hill NSW 2110
    Artwork Image: Rising Strong (left), Amplify (right)

  • Marie Schlederer Solo Exhibition 10-15 November 2015

  • ‘Art is not just a Visual Pleasure’
    You are invited to celebrate the opening with Marie Wednesday 11th November 6:00 – 8:00pm
    Art for the Soul – Transforming, Joyful, Intuitive

    Hunters Hill Art Gallery Garibaldi Inn 3/37 Alexandra Street Hunters Hill NSW Australia 2110
    Gallery Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 – 4
    www.hhartgallery.com

    I see humans as vibrational beings with a multitude of senses. Sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch are our well-known physical senses, but we are all, in one way or another, also familiar with other concepts, such as our ‘sixth sense’.

    In this context, whether we realise it or not, we also have the ability to detect through other ‘senses’ such as vibration, balance, pain, emotion, temperature and much more, all of which together shape our perceptions.

    While creating art I use all the senses above, as well as intention, to give the viewer an experience to tap into, which may or may not be similar to mine.