Auriane Margueron
Figuratively Speaking
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Auriane Margueron


Figuratively Speaking
July 8 – July 28, 2016
Reception: Thursday, July 14, 2016 6-8 PM

Auriane Margueron comes from a long line of artists, and that background has given her a natural affinity for color and line. That naturalness is at the root of Margueron’s unique style. There is a sense of harmony in her images, with their combination of clean, distinct lines and subtly modulated juxtapositions of colors and shapes. However, Margueron complicates that harmony by utilizing boldly experimental compositions, in which bodies and landscapes are bent into a wide range of positions, pulling each image into an enigmatic, dreamlike world. Working in oils and acrylics on canvas, Margueron puts her skills to use best when focusing on human faces. She begins each work by painting the faces with a combination of openness and mystery that perfectly embodies the artist's overall style. Sometimes looking toward the viewer, sometimes seemingly caught in a contemplative state, they powerfully express the variety and focus of Margueron’s vision.

When painting, Margueron is able to travel deep inside herself. She attributes this skill to helping her overcome drug dependencies as a teenager. Today, Margueron is a full-time painter and teaches children drawing and painting. She currently resides in Switzerland.