On March 15th, the Paris location of Magda Danysz Gallery will be opening a solo from Marion Peck entitled Promenades Magiques. The series of never before seen oil paintings takes viewers into her dream-like world inhabited with strange creatures and sad-faced children. She further explains – “If there is a narrative to emerge from my paintings, I hope it would be just like a very short poem. I imagine my characters as ones speaking slowly, carefully and quietly, not hiding their hesitations or even stumbling. Their awkwardness is, to me, a part of their personalities.”
Marion Peck is the leading artist of the Low Brow art / Pop surrealism. Therefore, she has been frequently invited to present her artwork by renowned museums and galleries. Recently, Marion Peck was the headliner of the HEY show curated by Anne & Julien at the Halle Saint Pierre. With her brightening palette, associated to her perfect technics, Marion’s oils artworks seem to be the heiresses of Italian Renaissance paintings. Sharing her life, style and inspiration with Mark Ryden, one can see the influence on their respective work they have had on each other while preserving their own identity (Peck is actually married to Ryden). Born in 1963, she received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. Subsequently she studied in two different MFA programs, Syracuse University in New York and Temple University in Rome. Pop Surrealism was not the first choice by Peck. But, she became known when she embraced Low Brow art, and has exhibited her work in Paris, Rome, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.