From Clouds

by Marieken Cochius Issue: Fall/Winter 2019 Special Issue on Margins

Artist's Statement

A tension between what is present and what cannot be touched continues to be the most consistent theme in my work. There are no boundaries, everything is in flux and patterns are temporary, yet snapshots of detected networks and systems inspire me to catch the sensuality of the immaterial.

The surface and texture of my materials are of vital importance in all my works. I want to feel the materiality (even of a line in a drawing), and strive to have my work become an organic structure itself, always changing in different light or from different angles.

Marieken Cochius

Marieken Cochius is a Dutch-born artist who has lived and worked in New York City since 1987, and in the Hudson Valley since 2013. Meditative, strong and intuitive work that often explores the movements of energy, she is drawn to remote places where she studies nature and makes art inspired by it. Her work encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. A sculptural public commission was completed in 2017 for the Village of Wappingers Falls, NY. Installation will be in the fall of 2019. Recent solo shows were at Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY, and Holland Tunnel Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Cochius’ work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and institutions in places ranging from New York City, NY,  Berkeley, CA, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, to Japan, Germany and the Netherlands. Her work is in numerous private collections in the US and Europe. She has participated in residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Cochius showed in recent group exhibitions at The Ely Center, New Haven, CT; Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY; LAB Space, Hillsdale, NY; Sideshow Gallery, New York, NY; Ube Gallery, Berkeley, CA