Marianne Urth

Marianne Urth

  • Artist’s Statement

    Marianne Urth´s life has always been about sailing. She grew up surrounded by the Baltic Sea, then lived in Chile for twenty years where she explored the beautiful yet unpredictable seas in the fjords of the Southern Oceans and it was again the water that attracted her when she recently moved to Sydney. Racing and cruising along the East Coast of Australia is an integral part of the artist’s life. Marianne Urth paints the effervescent ocean, a colourful abstract interpretation of the powerful movements of the waves with their shifting shapes and shades of blue and green. The presence of an often colourful sail and a heeling mast suggest the state of the seas and the rapidly changing conditions or the excitement of an animated race. Her bold brush strokes combined with pools and eddies of acrylic paint, frothy white sea spray and lines of black charcoal gives her art multiple layers that invites the viewer to discover the elements within the painting.

  • Biography

    Marianne Urth was born in Southern Denmark and grew up surrounded by the Baltic Sea. In her late twenties she moved to Chile where she continued to explore the beautiful yet unpredictable seas in the fjords of the Southern Oceans. In 2015, when she moved with her husband and family to Sydney, it was again the water that attracted her and made her feel welcome in her new surroundings. Racing and cruising along the East Coast of Australia is an integral part of the artist’s life. From her studio in Greenwich overlooking the Lane Cove River she gets inspiration from the harbour’s boating activities and the forever changing wind and cloud formations which can transform a pond to a roaring sea with fascinating ease. Marianne Urth paints the effervescent ocean, a colourful abstract interpretation of the powerful movements of the waves with their shifting shapes and shades of blue and green.

    1991 -1996 University of Copenhagen. Denmark. Masters degree in History and Spanish and Latin-American Language and Culture

  • Influences

    Workshops and Painting courses:
    2006-2010 Camila del Rio, Santiago, Chile
    2014-2015 Dominque Schwarzhaupt and Luisa Granifo, Santiago, Chile
    2017-2018 Debbie Mackinnon, Sydney
    2018 Richard Claremont, Shellharbour, NSW
    2018 Catherine Cassidy, NSW
    2019 Ross Laurie and Idris Murphy, Sydney

  • Exhibitions

    2017 Greenwich Village Art Trail, open studio exhibition (visitors not recorded)
    2017 Me Art space Group Show, Sydney
    2018 Greenwich Village Art Trail open studio exhibition (visitors not recorded)
    2018 White Rhino Art Space Group Show, Sydney
    2018 Me Art space Group Show, Sydney
    2019 Greenwich Village Art Trail open studio exhibition (311 visitors)
    2020 Greenwich Village Art Trail open studio exhibition (940 visitors)

    Gallery and Solo exhibitions
    2021 Signed on with Traffic Jam Galleries, Sydney
    2022 ARO gallery Solo exhibition planned

  • Website

    https://www.marianneurthart.com/

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Marianne Urth

Downwind Gybe
101 x 101cm Mixed Media on Canvas $1,100.00

Marianne Urth

Storm Sail
91 x 62cm Mixed Media on Canvas $1,000.00