Marleen Pauwels 1959 Dendermonde Belgium Studied drawing and painting at the Academy Constantin Meunier in Brussels and etching at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Aalst and Dendermonde. In 2001 she settled in Spain where she is working as a professional artist.
Over the years, the Flemish artist style has evolved using various media, from etching, collage and oil to mixed media. Currently she found the right expression with mixed media on panel. This is mainly the consequence of her removal to the medieval village Siurana in Catalonia. Here she discovered new materials with which she could experiment. Her use of colour has been inspired by the natural pigments she found during her many journeys through Spain. Marleen has an intensive manner of working. The wall often figures as the field of her work, as a place of her self-reflection, where it functions both as a mirror and an inscriptive surface. She creates these walls using different layers of paper, paint and sand. In her more recent work, the human figure is a constant, founded in her fascination with the fragility of human condition. Her lean, seemingly fragile characters appear when the foundation is finished. In her etches and drawings, the same figures appeared, but then they emitted more a wild energy. Now they are more serene but at the same time just as powerful, if not more powerful. At times transparent, then again obviously present, they dance over the paper or stand demurely against the wall. …Read More
Exhibitions 2010: Gallery Sous-Terre Aalsmeer - Holland 2009: De Gaanderij Aalst - Belgium 2008: El Tinglado 4 Moll de Costa Tarragona-Catalunya 2007: Open studio Siurana - Catalonia 2007: City hall of Prades Catalonia 2006: City hall of Cornudella - Catalonia 2004: Museum of the Generalitat de Catalonia Tarragona - Catalonia 2003: Museum La Abadia Siurana- Catalonia 2002: Museum De Bres Ruisbroek Belgium 2001: Open studio Dendermonde - Belgium Art centre Stroming Berlare - Belgium 2000: Open studio Dendermonde - Belgium Museum Klosterhof Engelenberg Switserland 1997: Castle Blauwendaal Waasmunster Belgium 1996: Gallery Affiori St-Niklaas Belgium 1995: Hotel-Gallery Laurierblad Berlare Belgium
Group exhibitions 2008: Feria de arte contemporaneo Jaen 2006: National painting exhibition Jaen Andalucia Agredas Biennale of painting Castilla y Leon Catalan Painting exhibition of Granollers Catalonia International painting exhibition of Crevillent Valencia International painting exhibition of Lerida Catalonia 2005: Painting exhibition Ceferino Oliv Reus Catalonia National painting exhibition of Cambrils Catalonia 2003: Gallery Antonin Piol Reus Catalonia 2002: Art centre De gaanderij Aalst Belgium 2001: Salon of graphic arts Maastricht Holland Salon of graphic arts Genk Belgium Art Biennale of Dendermonde Belgium 2000: Art centre - De Werf Work in progress Aalst Belgium 1999: Architect-gallery Geert De Ridder Aalst Belgium 1995: Gallery Espace Senghor Brussels Belgium
Awards 2008: Winner of the Premio de pintura "Carta Puebla" Miguelturra
2006: Winner of the 26e National painting competition of Roquetas Catalonia Second prize in the VII National painting contest of Agreda Castilla y Leon Honourable Mention in the International painting contest of Lleida -Catalonia Finalist of the National art contest of Torredembarra Catalonia Finalist of the Paco Merino Painting competition in Granollers - Catalonia Finalist of the International painting contest of Crevillent Valencia 2005: Finalist of the 25th National painting contest of Cambrils Catalonia Finalist of the 4th painting contest Ceferino Oliv in Reus Catalonia 2003: Finalist of the 11th Contest of Contemporary art Telax in Reus Catalonia 2001: Second prize at the salon of graphic arts in Genk Belgium 1995: Finalist of the Art contest Palmares Renaissance in Brussels Belgium 1989: Finalist of the Prix Triennal Ado Baltus in Brussels - Belgium