Marta Marcé (b. 1972, Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain)
is known for her paintings inspired by games. For the opening of Riflemaker, Soho Square, in November, Marcé will present a series of canvases painted in the artist's studio at Camden Arts Centre this summer.
"The subject of these paintings is obviously the game, but the object is colour, gesture and form. The result of adding the two is happiness, and this is what Marcé brings us" Sherman Sam (CAC catalogue).
"She turns the principles of modern painting on their heads" Rebecca Geldard, Time Out
Pictured: 'Flowing' paintings from the Diadem series, acrylic on mdf or silk, 122 x 160 cms, 2007
Our second London location is a Grade One listed mansion on the corner of Soho Square. The building opened in 1746 as a hostel for the destitute of St.Anne's Parish. The Riflemaker exhibition space is situated at the top of a 'crinolene' staircase so named because its wide railings are shaped for the width of 18c ladies skirts. It comprises three main rooms, the former Withdrawing Room, Council Room and Records Room. We have a private chapel for evening talks and events and also a café within a walled garden where Charles Dickens once sat beneath the mulberry bush as he began to compose 'A Tale of Two Cities'.
Riflemaker Soho Square opens to the public
Monday 3 December, 2007