Bio. Marisa Yow
Working predominantly between the territories of drawing and painting, small- to large-scale, Marisa Yow produces works that create an atmosphere that is simultaneously visually and emotionally thought-provoking. “Communication, the ability to evoke an emotional connection with another individual on a level that is farther felt than something that could be verbally communicated within the seconds of a meeting, is what I’m striving for.” Her paintings primarily large-scale figurative works bear marks that are seemingly instinctual, bold and lush. Her drawings are often smaller in scale, offering an intimacy and warmth. Her unconventional compositions and use of implied narratives further trigger the imagination of the viewer creating a dialog that would not just confirm what is observed, but would allow questioning about what is not presented.
American, b. 1981, Jacksonville, Florida