Marianne Venderbosch graduated Art School in 1986 with a specialization in painting. Subsequently she studied Western Art History at VU University in Amsterdam where she got her master degree in 1996 with a specialization in Contemporary Art”.
“I prefer to work in series created from a certain idea or concept. For instance, in the series Golden Treasures I selected (in my eyes the most beautiful) details in masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli. I copied these details as perfect as possible with oilpaint on 24 karat gold leaf on wood. The title Treasures refers to the beauty of these images and the element gold. In the series Collection Micallef, my inspiration for the images comes from natural forms and movements: lines and colors on canvas with no specific figuration or example derived from reality.
“The underlying motivation to create both series is my fascination for the material gold. Gold is precious and reflects light in a magical way. I am interested in the way the light is reflected on the object where the gold is applied in different ways. What is the effect on the light reflections when paint is added over gold leafs or when the gold leaf is applied next to paint? How is it perceived by the observer?”
The Digital drawings are made during my travels, memories of things I saw or experienced. Again made from a specific reality or pure from imagination. In my newest series I experiment with digital techniques in combination with traditional painting and drawing techniques