Liz Markus & Gert Voorjans

24/11/2017 - 06/01/2018

MARUANI MERCIER is delighted to announce an unique collaboration between American artist Liz Markus and Belgian interior architect Gert Voorjans.

Liz Markus cannot predict how her work will ultimately look. Using acrylic on unprimed canvas, she lets the colours bleed, drip and collide. Then, as the painted surface dries, the image starts to spread. Markus extraordinary skill and experience result in a painting similar to a watercolour, if not for the fact that acrylic leaves no room for mistakes. Her work is full of vibrant colours and pop culture references. Markus is mostly inspired by strong women, dressed in the latest fashion and posing in beautiful rooms.

Gert Voorjans creates richly layered interiors with a nonchalant and contrasting mix of rare antiques, artful objects and rare finds. He does not believe in rules. Every room poses a new challenge to him, as he carefully considers what kind of people live there. Voorjans' design ethos is the terms of the “three Cs”: colour, character, and craftsmanship. When it comes to materials, it is authenticity that matters most to him, striving for that nebulous quality referred to as “soul” in his interiors.

MARUANI MERCIER brings both artists together and gives them free reign over the gallery. With a curated look, Voorjans transforms four rooms, making them seem as if inhabited by a dedicated collector for the past decade. With her wet-on-wet technique, Markus' playfully transfers these spaces on canvas in bright and translucent colours. On commission, she also portrays several of Voorjans' friends, lounging in their rooms.

Both Markus' paintings as Voorjans' furniture and objects will be for sale at this exclusive exhibition.

Liz Markus X Gert Voorjans opens on the 23th of November 2017 and will run until the 6th of January 2018 at MARUANI MERCIER in Brussels.

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