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Chance made her a Swede, born in the deep south by the sea. Initially a University student of both psychology and theology that later merged into an art education. Today a visual artist based in Amsterdam with many oddball skills such as carpeting walls and sober dancing. Charlott has an interest for displacement of objects and people, hidden structures and actual seeing. Often she displace herself via projects or travels.
Next to being a visual artist Markus takes photographic assignments and occasionally organizes events and curates exhibitions with themes close to her own artist practice.
On a more serious note; Charlott Markus is a Swedish visual artist living and working in Amsterdam. After graduating from the Photography Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy her works has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the Netherlands and abroad. Markus construct still lifes and arrangements that predominantly end up as spatial pieces (often site-specific) and as photographic series. Her work can be described as ‘extended still-lifes’; she explores the possibilities and limits of the still life and uses it to create new narratives and meanings. In a theater like fashion, Markus creates an alternate space with her work where the margins between photography, painting and sculpture becomes intertwined, always zooming in while examining the whole. The way Markus works is not only investigating space, color and form but a direct exploration into relations and hidden structures (often mixed with her own biography).
Kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund with a 4 year Proven Talent grant.
Charlott Markus is since 2008 Member of Piece of Cake projects - A network for contemporary images.
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