New York is a powerful force upon one's creative inclinations. Mimi and Marine will talk about how one month in The Big Apple can affect one's views of the art world at large as well as their own personal work. Both artists believe in the importance of recording what they see and New York has given them lots of material!
Mimi Gross is an artist who defies conventional categorization. She's a painter, sculptor, installation artist, public artist, set and costume designer, book-artist, and a collaborator. She's a life-long student of anatomy and has a close relationship with art history, in particular, the Renaissance masters. Daughter of modernist sculptor Chaim Gross, Mimi has been actively engaged in the New York and international art world since she was a child. Her forceful creative drive and active studio process has generated innumerable works across all disciplines.
Marine Karbowski was born in Paris where she still lives and works as a painter. Having studied art in Paris and Avignon, her work has been shown in galleries in France and Luxembourg. Her current studio in Paris is located in "Le Ventre de la Baleine" (the whale belly) where many artists convene to work and share ideas. Her work is influenced by a broad range of artists and writers such as Lucian Freud, Egon Schiele, and John Maxwell Coetzee, and her current body of work includes landscapes that are dreamlike, magical and sometimes frightening, even apocalyptic. More info on Marine's apexart residency.