MARLO - Marianne Charlotte Mylonas-Svikovsky, Switzerland
              

1.Ide de mer, 2012 Acrylic on canvas 60x55 cm., NFS   2.Theme Horizons, Twilight on the lake, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 60x40 cm., US$ 3,150.00   3.Theme Horizons, The silence before dawn, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 40x30 cm., US$ 2,100.00   4.Theme Horizons, Night is setting in, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 50x40 cm., US$ 1,950.00   5.In the train Looking out the window, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 50x50 cm., US$ 2,650.000   6.Theme Lines and colors, Red and black, 2013 Acrylic on canvas 80x60 cm., US$ 2,950.00   7.Theme Lines and colors, Summer vibrations (Greece), 2016 Acrylic on canvas 70x60 cm., US$ 3,250.00   8.Theme Horizons. At the point of dawn, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 30x40 cm., US$ 1,850.00   9.Theme Emotional Action, Red hot Anger, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 80x60 cm., US$ 3,550.00   10.Japanese image, 2009 Acrylic and watercolor on paper 50x30 cm., NFS   11.Emotional Action painting, Antagonistic discussions (Votations), 2017 Acrylic on canvas 80x60 cm, US$ 3,350.00  12.Theme Footprints and handprints, Life's many colors, 2016 Oil and acrylic on canvas 80x60 cm., US$ 4,200.00

 

 

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I am a Swiss native but also of various other European origins; my father was from Vienna, Austria, my family name is polish, my grandmother was from Germany and so on, and I married a Greek, had two wonderful children. However tragedies hit them and the curtain dropped suddenly upon this part of my life. Painting and poetry were saviors I grasped at to pull back to life. The way up and the way back to find myself in a completely different phase of life began to be expressed through art, painting, which had been my favorite hobby since I was twelve and has accompanied all my life that began in 1941 and also poetry, putting in images and in words... With my family we lived here and there, for three or four years, so I developed a keen eye and registered in my inner mind like snapshots that later wanted to be re-created on canvas, in their atmospheres and lights. Emotionally striking world events and emotions in general, are also one of my musts, expressing the horror through colors and composition or very strong emotions. Since I am also a poet, my poetic images of atmospheres say through colors and composition what words express, evident link between painting and poetry. My Third theme are abstracts that, however, do express the, at that time, emotional status I am in or any other deep down diffuse feeling that just spurts out and takes shape on the canvas, so to speak by itself, through layers and layers of paint and colors. Having lived and done my schooling in various countries and languages, I have developed a critical eye and distance to help rapid adaptation and let sink down in me what I have seen which is reproduced some day on canvas. This explains the variety in my painting and the many techniques to express it I just discover while being plunged in what is happening on the canvas. I always feel absolutely free to paint whatever comes out, don't follow any trend but have always been most interested in painters from all over, having developed a very critical and keen eye. Going to a museum or an exhbiation is real schooling for me. I would say that a counterparty painter I appreciate is Gerhard Richter for his mastery of all the variety present in his paintings and the interioration of political situations he has gone through, expressed in some of his paintings. Nicolas de Stal has also some paintings expressing feelings. Art is a never ending marvel and I am so lucky to have such a creative nature in everything I do. Painting has always be real joy for me, a need, urgency often to express something that just has to come out, either in a spurt or after long maturation. Techniques vary in accordance to what wants to be expressed and mediums go from pastels, watercolors, oil to acrylic. I did some art studies at UCLA, University of California at Los Angeles, USA and what I particularly appreciated is that they leave one free. So that's what I've been doing since, just painting what I feel like, letting my imagination fly and the brush or knife or other means, following no trend or no specific influence except the one and only love of art and our great artists that I have no end in looking at. I don't have many exhibits, mainly one a year but they are mostly solo shows with up to 100 works. Often, I also give a personal poetry reading of my poems which I present in a theatrical way, accompanied by professional musicians. But, at present, due to various opportunities in the big Exhibitions in the USA, I definitely concentrate on painting. Have a look at my website; www.reves-resalites.com with all of my paintings, exhibits, events, poetry booklets and my yearly activities with photographs.

I don't have many exhibits, mainly one a year but they are mostly solo shows with many paintings. I have also given personal poetry readings of my poems or other poets which I present in a theatrical way, accompanied by professional musicians. But, at present, due to various opportunities in the big Exhibitions in the USA, I definitely concentrate on painting. I have always worked including in fashion, in banks due to my languages, International organizations, and have been teaching languages (French, English, German) either at home for kids, mine too, or for private schools; creative teaching adapted to the students objectives, raging from top managers to youngsters for their school demands and/or international exams. On the side, at home, in midst of family life, during 10 years, I developed an original, very successful artistic activity, decorating some of Geneva's luxury hotels with big flower bouquets and creating very original mural masks. There was a definite need for creativity but painting was just too time absorbing at the time.

Education: I did two years art studies at UCLA, University of California in Los Angeles, USA and what I particularly appreciated is that they leave one free to create, giving us the means to do so. So that's what I have been doing since, letting my imagination fly and the brush or knife or other means interpret it on the canvas. The techniques to do so come by themselves. I follow, no trend or no specific influence except the love of art and our great artists that I have no end in studying; that is my only and best schooling to train the eye, the composition, colour usage, colour being the source of my expressivity to express the inner surge and need for creation which explains the variety in my paintings. This expressivity originating from my inner self resembles the moto of the Blaue Reiter and Kandinsky's colour study, Some aspects of Gerhard Richter's works , I also like Nicolas d Stael and admire Van Gogh's tremendous colours, and, of course the Italian Renaissance painters, the giants of art. But William Turner, the master of light and atmospheres admired by Ruskin, is really my favorite, painter and poet like me. My paintings tell a story, and my poetic images render atmospheres often with a figurative element. My abstracts always have a meaning behind them, they are not geometrical.in meaningful. I also paint emotions like the non-emotion paintings of G.Richter when under communist regime. Normal schooling underwent in the Swiss mountains, in Montreal, Canada, Lugano, Italian part of Switzerland, and Los Angeles USA. Later I lived in Geneva, Tunis, Tunisia, Vienna Austria and, when married, in Rome to finally settled down in Geneva. Have a look at my website; www.reves-resalites.com with all of my paintings, exhibits, events, poetry booklets and my yearly activities with photographs. Nationality: Swiss, Austrian and Greek, born in 1941. Marlo lived in the French speaking Swiss mountains, in Montreal, Lugano (Italian speaking Switzerland), Geneva, Tunis, Vienna, Rome and finally settled down in Geneva. Art studies at UCLA, University of California at Los Angeles. Study of Giorgio Vasary's Lives of the best painters, sculptors, architects XIV to XVI, first methodological and biographical approach to art studies and still a reference today.