Site Industriel 205 , 60x73 cm, oil on canvas
Marion Tivital's works have the uncanny power to trigger memories and all sorts of deep feelings. The factories and plastic containers she paints act like a constant reminder of the power of human industrial design in everyone's mind. For when one looks at an abandoned warehouse set in the middle of nowhere after having seen several of Tivital's works, one cannot stop feeling their presence and brush off the strange sensation of actually being part of one of the artist's paintings. Thus, this movement that goes back and forth, from the actual thing to the painting and from the painting to the actual thing is one of Tivital's major strenghts along with the way she subtly works with light and the deep sense of simplicity that brings life to her art.