Marine Pagès

Born in 1976

Lives and works in Marseilles

If drawing is often marked by absence and restraint, in Marine Pagès's work it functions paradoxically like a revealer. The artist works on the basis of a minimal vocabulary of forms which she develops in order to capture the clues of what makes reality. In her work, the line is a recurrent "motif", which presents itself in a restrained way when it depicts tracks and roads traced in the desert, and in a balanced way when it plays on the physical data of its medium; it indicates the artist's interest in construction and rhythm.
Marine Pagès is interested in space as much as lines, her drawing juggles with voids and solids to arrange both landscapes and cities. As a result, her praxis, which tacks constantly between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional, at times exceeds the edges of the sheet of paper, thus becoming an installation and playing on features involving the volumes and architecture of a place. Marine Pagès has set her work in this unlikely interstice, from which she tries to carry out experiments through the eye.Translated by Simon Pleasance

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.