The work of Marianne Fowler engages actively in a dialogue between the past and the future of painting. It is a veritable link between the origins of pure abstraction in modernism and the more conceptual formats of painting in the postmodern age.This is a painterly conversation in which the viewer is invited to participate intimately, simply by looking carefully, blinking gently, and suspending judgment. Therefore in her work, Fowler creates space for reflection. Allowing the viewer to ascend, descend and interact with stripes within stripes. Each representing a pause and as your focus shifts to a different sequence, a deeper layer can be considered.
Consequently the viewer through the interaction with the painting, can be drawn into a different realm of space, for quiet contemplation.