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Factories have a mysterious presence.
They are immobile forces,silent and void, that have lost their usual function, to become those giants that dwell ignored, in our landscapes.
For some, who watch them absently, they are ugly and artificial utensils lost in nature.
However,over the years. and without anyone realizing. these hangers have become part of the Horizon.
They sometimes aquire a real stability, rooted as they are ,in shadow, a precarious compromise between earth and sky.
This balance between antagonisms gives us an impression of peace and temperace.
The underlying force that occupies these shapes, the calm energy, the form of their almost abstract strutures, fascinates me, and makes me wish to listen to their solemn language.
From which emanates a sense of unity,of beauty, visible, and timeless.
Their geometrical surfaces confound the values that distinguish near and far, where sky and earth come together.
In spite of the discrepancy of elements before our eyes,unused to seeing, appears a space combining incertitude and geomety.
Seeing these relics of the world's glorious industrial past, I feel a strong meloncoly, that evokes a sense of absence.
These sites, which have been deserted by man, but which still bear his traces, I wish to make them felt in my painting.
would like my work to somehow absorb the invisible harmony of these sites, to make visible their enigma, and penetrate further into their intimacy.
Beauty can be found in very unexpected places, and it is a joy to find in shadow a gleam of light that shapes everything.
The industrial landscape is very different to what it may appear.
With the affection I have for these landscapes,usually seen as banal and monotonous in the horizon, I would like to reveal them without their shroud.

Marion Tivital

 
     
     
 

The artist Marion Tivital paints desolate, minimal scenes, as a dark sky hovers over each painting. Tivital's work shows few signs of human life, save for architectural structures—multi-colored storage squares, cement-like walls, a water slide—set against vast landscapes such as an open road or a body of water. "Their geometrical surfaces," the artist says of her work, "confound the values that distinguish near and far, where sky and earth come together."

Jack Fisher

 
     
     
 

Marion Tivital's works have the uncanny power to trigger memories and all sorts of deep feelings. The factories and plastic containers she paints act like a constant reminder of the power of human industrial design in everyone's mind.
For when one looks at an abandoned warehouse set in the middle of nowhere after having seen several of Tivital's works, one cannot stop feeling their presence and brush off the strange sensation of actually being part of one of the artist's paintings.
Thus, this movement that goes back and forth, from the actual thing to the painting and from the painting to the actual thing is one of Tivital's major strenghts along with the way she subtly works with light and the deep sense of simplicity that brings life to her art. A fine painter indeed.

J-D Mohier