SmithDavidson Gallery presents "A Surreal World" the new solo exhibition by Dutch artist Marie Cecile Thijs.
Welcome to the surreal world of Marie Cecile Thijs. Portraits of people, animals, flowers and food, they all bear her specific signature.
Influences reminiscent of the 17th century Old Masters are recurrent in the artist’s work, simultaneously however her personal interpretation is completely contemporary. Thijs plays with her subjects by bringing them to life unexpectedly, or – on the contrary – freezing them in time and space.
Objects become characters.They move away from their daily destination, assuming a completely new personality. This provides intriguing creations, where tranquility, motion and sometimes also humor meet.
In the works of Marie Cecile Thijs the unusual is usual.
For this solo exhibition a selection of works from Thijs' iconic series White Collar, Food Portraits and Amazones will be on view.