Bio

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"My aim is to be an inspirational conversation changer"

Marianne is a visual artist, who goes under the name MarpLondon. Her work explores the status and identities of the individual in transit. She has a particular interest in altered attitudes and perspectives as well as the politics of identity and culture. Her artworks provide an interesting lens and offers thought-provocative insider/outsider viewpoints, which reflect both the personal and the collective state of being, locally and internationally.

Based on the philosophy of movement: What moves as a body returns as a movement of thought. The transitional state of mind reflects the actual movement of crossing borders: physically, mentally and virtually. It becomes a meeting point of the familiar and unfamiliar and gives birth to new ideas, new ways of seeing and understandings that are intimately tied to the signifiers of a global economy.

She seeks to develop a visual language that includes the excluded - with a disavowal, or even rejection of tradition and culture-narcissism, instead she finds a sheer joy in experimentation and anachronism with an unflagging optimism of why not  through a jubilation of fluidity, personal freedom and the well-being of the future of now. Her language collects, assembles and arranges identities as desired. It embraces diversity and creates mutual benefactorial connections between the genders, culturally and socially. It believes in the world-altering power of the bonds of love.

She is driven by intuition, curiosity and personal stories, motivated by connectedness, led by questions and the independent thought, and guided by empathy. She finds her path through confusion, getting lost and finding meaning. 


Solo Shows
2017 She Loves You, Yeah Yeah Yeah, tAd Gallery, Denton (Dallas), Texas

Group Shows
2016 Re:Thinking The Street, Urban Photo Festival, Tate Modern, London
2016 A Place In-Between, Espacio Gallery, London
2014 Society Beyond Borders, TEDxEastEnd, London 
2013 Gallery See Exhibition Space, Scope Art Fair, Miami 
2013 Creative Rising, Gallery See Exhibition Space, Long Island, New York
2013 The Story of The Creative, Arte Institute, Foundation For Contemporary Art, New York
2001 Interactive Music Toys, video and sound re-active installation, ICA, London

Commissioned Work
2016 Rigshospitalet, Department of Anesthesiology
2015 Fanta Celah
2015 Song Queen: A Pidgin Opera by Tête à Tête Festival, UK Arts Council and Venus Bushfires
2014 Future Nostalgia LookBook,  
2014 Nicoli Handbags & Shoes. In-store and online campaign, Qatar and UAE
2013 Aromatic Sprays of Sins, Mode Diplomatique 
2012 Album Cover and Poster, Venus Bushfires EP

Charity 
2016 Prints For Refugees, 100% donation to Doctors of the World UK: 'Mi Casa Es Tu Casa'

Publications 
2016 Al.Arte Magazine: 'Icons of Modern Civilisation'
2016 LensCulture: Portrait Awards 2016 
2015 Project Gallery Cap Ferrat Magazine
2015 Snapped Magazine/ART South AFRICA: ''She Loves You, Yeah Yeah Yeah’
2015 LensCulture: Editors Pick: 'A Taste of Dubai'
2015 LensCulture: Editors Pick: 'Robot Camel Racing' 
2014 Anne of Carversville 'She Loves You, Yeah Yeah Yeah’
2014 The Guardian 'She Loves You, Yeah Yeah Yeah’
2014 LensCulture: Editors Pick: 'She Loves You, Yeah Yeah Yeah’
2014 Emaho Magazine "Icons of Modern Civilisation"
2014 Egomania Mag
2014 The New York Times Style Magazine - T Qatar 
2014 Thvndermag “King of Junk”
2014 Lost at E Minor “King of Junk"
2013 WBM Mag “The Politics of Color, Circassian Beauties and Playful Experimentation
2013 Khaleej’Esque “The Great Harrods Exodus”
2013 Mode Diplomatique “The Harrods Veiled Punk Sisters”

Self-Published 
2013 King of Junk, a magazine, Blurb Publishing
2013 GULF, a magazine, Blurb Publishing

Gallery
2015 Lahd Gallery - Representation of ‘Icons of Modern Civilisation’, London & Riyadh

Education
2001 BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Practice, University of Westminster, London, UK

Published Articles at ArtRebels
FACES: Hipsters - From Bebop to Twats
FACES: Ton-Up Boys & Rockers
Wacky Puppy Art 
London Street Art 
Outsiders' Art Show in London