Marliese Scheller

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How to define art and its aesthetic value? At the core of every work of art is the mastering of a style and a technique unique to each artist, in a way his/her signature, allowing the artist to express an idea, an emotion, in light, shadow and colour in order to engage, inspire and stimulate.

Aesthetics being perceived as the "science" of beauty, the specificity of a work of art lies in the fact that it is a creation of the mind and therefore an original work. Composition and harmony of the palette are other elements that contribute to its aesthetic value.

I hope to have sparked your curiosity and invite you to discover for yourself.

Oil Painting

In my oil paintings, I seek to harmonize tones and hues to emphasize luminosity.

The rendering of the colours, applied with a knife, is obtained through a long and meticulous study of the methods used by medieval painters and the preparation of a gesso base to receive the pigments.

Aware that current studies in painting are sometimes the result of aesthetic research, I have developed my art towards a form that expresses an inner thought. My characters take center stage in the composition and it is in the facial expression, the gestures, that I imagine man as being the extension of nature, a nature filled with lyricism, poetry.

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In my "black and white period", I have drawn on the graphic tradition and, as with woodcuts, the modelling is kept to a minimal and the relief is created by strong contrasts (black Indian ink on white paper). Both construct space and suggest volume; the adaptation of the graphic technique to drawing allows for a larger format, sharper lines and details.

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Illuminated Miniature

In the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, where every expression is rendered with great sobriety, I perceive the spirit of the cathedrals, a period rich in achievements.

While I draw on the tradition of medieval art, the term illuminated refers here to the technique of applying colour in layers to a vellum support and refers to full-page figurative scenes and secular works.

Creation Cycle
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Each of my tapestries is woven as a single, unique piece, from a real size numbered carton. If the weaving stitch is similar to that of Aubusson, the weaving, the comb and my technique result in a straightforward weaving without any readjustment or concealment. This is the result of years of work and the close collaboration with the weavers of Zouk Mikhael (Lebanon).

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Digitally represented by Agora Gallery, New York, USA

2022 (June 3rd - June 24th)
Summer Solstice : Ink Drawings, Agora Gallery, New York, USA

2021 (May 4th - May 25th)
Introspection Outside the Picture : Ink Drawings, Agora Gallery, New York, USA

2019 (August 24th - September 24th)
A Splendid Summer Show Case : Oil Paintings and Ink Drawings, Agora Gallery New York, USA

2018 (July 7th - July 27th)
The Figure and Unknown Places : Oil Paintings, Agora Gallery, New York, USA

Illuminated manuscripts, Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada

Tapestries, Le décor de la table, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Oil paintings, Ariel Gallery, Soho, New York, USA
Miniatures, Toronto Metro Convention and Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Tapestries, Hotel Phoenicia, Beyrouth, Liban

Executing twenty cartons for the carpet industry (Lebanon)

Tapestries, Le Hallier à Evreux, la Baronnie de Douvres-la-Délivrande and Bordeaux, France

Tapestries, UNESCO, Beirut, Lebanon

Oil paintings, Centre d’Études Supérieures, Beirut, Lebanon

Drawings, wood cuts, Pavillon Marsan, Louvre, Paris, France

Frescoes a-secco, church of Saint-Ursula (choir), Scheidt, Sarre



December 2022 : December 2022: Artistic Excellence Award by Circle Foundation for the Arts for artwork displaying originality, uniqueness and outstanding aesthetics in all visual art categories for publication in Circle Quarterly Art Review, Winter 2022 issue.

September 2022 : Published in Spotlight

May 2022 : Published in Spotlight

March-July 2022 : Published in Contemporary Art Curator

February-March 2022 : Published in Art IDEAL

November-Décember 2021 :  Published in Spotlight

July-August 2021 : Published in Spotlight

March-April 2021 : Published in Spotlight

Décember 2020 : Published in Art IDEAL