TARA BLACKWELL is American but lives in North America
The human mind. Intimacy. Emotions. These are all themes that come alive throughout artist Theodosia Marchant’s surrealist and figurative tableau. Born in Athens, Greece, Marchant’s explorations nod clearly to Picasso and her Surreal and Cubist predecessors, yet assume a path and unique visual storytelling of their own. She creates elegant, rounded and voluptuous bodies then layers abstracted faces and expressions, which dance across the canvas. Each series she develops tells its own story, with some reflecting upon ideas and others documenting her life in diary-like fashion.
Theodosia Marchant (b.1978) is Greek-born but now lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds both Bachelor and Masters degrees in Law, which she received while living in London. Before becoming a full-time artist, Marchant practiced as a UK and EU-registered attorney.
What we love
Marchant explores sexuality and identity through the women’s perspective and gaze, creating characters that are decisive and empowered. Her color palettes and compositions are bold and imposing, reflecting the strength of the stories she tells. Her colors range from greyscale to earthen to jewel toned, each combination evoking different sensory reactions and mood.
The energy of Marchant's art is expressive, lively, and playful. The viewer can explore the human form, plant life, and domestic spaces, immersing themselves in the worlds built in her paintings. Marchant creates a universal language through her motifs that speak to people of all walks of life, for her art takes us to the very essence and joy of being alive.