Born 1959 in Valburg, NL
Lives and works in Middelburg, NL
Marenne Welten was born in Valburg, Netherlands in 1959. She grew up in Ulvenhout, and attended secondary school in Breda where she later studied at Joost School of Art and Design. She currently lives and works in Middelburg, Netherlands. Welten's recent work explores the destruction of image and form through a protracted process of layering and coloring. Her figures often protrude from the canvas, bending their connection to their setting, and suggesting a third axis for her paintings. Her process mirrors her own reconstruction of interior space through fragmented memory, and her quotidian scenes are marked by humor, tenderness, and haunting familiarity. Solo exhibitions include Marenne Welten, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Netherlands, Expedition, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany, Zeugnis, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany, No Man’s Land, Kunstverein GFjK, Baden-Baden, Germany, It is Not All Right, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands, niets anders, Spaceburo, Antwerp, Belgium, Play Yesterday, Gallery Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and House of Men, Stedelijk Museum Breda, Netherlands. Group exhibitions include Kunsthalle Barmen/Von Der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany, Kunstverein KISS, Untergroningen, Germany, Bridget Donahue, New York, and Gallery Clint Roenisch, Toronto.