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Marianna T. Olague

MFA 2019

Portrait of Unknown 2

Acrylic on wood panel, 2017, 16"w x 20"h

I have always been interested in working with objects from the past. Recently, I have been collecting vintage photographs from thrift stores and antiques shops. Within these photographs I sense behind the individuals a hidden mystery and drama that has been captured. I long to know who they were and what their lives were like. Through paint I recapture them: people who are unknown to me and whose essence I can only guess through intuition. I use color to represent emotions or a perceived mental state and brushstrokes to translate an energy.

Marianna T. Olague - Portrait of Unknown 2

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