Majorie Minkin is an abstract artist, who spends a great deal of time drawing from the figure and painting from landscape. She occasionally paints watercolours from nature as well as photographing the natural world. Her art training included a tranditional background in drawing and painting. She was introduced to the Bauhaus approach and the teachings of Josef Albers, which influenced her approach to colour. She believes a lifetime is a too short a time to explore the possibilities inherent in making abstract art.
Minkin says abstract art offer the most freedom for her to explore her own artistic expression. She is not bound by a need to represent reality. Through the manipulation of materials and her own personal process, she has the opportunity to express her inner feelings and artistic vision. Working with physical materials and creating an actual object is crucial to her in her expression. It is a challenge to imbue the physical object which may express meaning and convey feelings.
Marjorie Minkin’s work can be seen at The Museum Of New until May 13th at the exhibition of the New New Painters. Open to the public, visitors are welcome to visit every Saturday from 2-5pm until May 13th, or by appointment.