Works exploring subjects like alchemy and myths from a contemporary angle (painting, drawing and digital video). 

Abbey Fellowship Award for Painting at British School at Rome term 2013/14. Practice-based PhD in Fine Art and MA in Fine Art Painting with Distinction from Winchester School of Art (Uni Southampton). 

Marius works from his studio in Rookley/IOW.

Last exhibition on the island 'Illumination', with Howard Hardiman, at West Gallery, Quay Arts Newport, Sept - Dec 2017.




I understand my work – painting, works on paper, digital video – as making visible what I experience at the borders of imagination and observation: tangible constantly changing realities, ambiguity of meaning, dream time, relating to others, screens of the outside and social webs.

None of my works is planned, although there can be an initial focus on a possible subject or notion. Thus, the impact of spontaneous and unconscious imagery and impulse plays a major part in my practice. It allows me to explore painting as ‘letting oneself paint’, as experiencing and experimenting with sediments of time, memory.

Because others in the deep time of art who I admire dealt with similar influences, my work refers to aspects of ancient and modern painting so as to fold historical strands into contemporary Becomings. Digitally manipulated fragments of such sources, projected onto the emerging work, introduce such strands as temporary springboards for new connections. I am especially interested in alchemical Renaissance imagery, which refers to psychological transformations and to Baroque paintings dealing with mythological themes.

Thus the ‘handmade’ (the immediacy of mark making), the affective dynamics of colours and the 'automated' (a calculated input of digital technology), reading and research build an integral background of my practice.

It evolves around the question: how does the notion of an unfolding impersonal and personal ‘self’ in time connect to the materiality of paint/ing?


instagram: @mariusvonbrasch


Fine Art / Painting / Drawing






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