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"Color is a way of arriving at light. The illusion of light is one of the things that a painter works with, I mean, that's how you get an image. Without light there is no visible image."

Brice Marden could be likened to a chameleon. Marden himself once compared the relationship between painters and their critics as basically one big chase, where critics attempt to pin down and define artists, who are constantly working to escape the shackles of labels. At various points in his career Marden has been labeled a Minimalist and an Abstract Expressionist, but the way that he has bounced between - and away from - each of these categories has meant that his works take on an intensely personal idiom. Marden bases his art upon a wide range of experiences - new acquaintances, internal crises, and studies of literature, art history, and nature - often distilling his memories to a single key moment of inspiration. As his career has advanced, Marden's works have tended to combine his various explorations of his experiences, thereby creating "layers" of his interests between memory and form that span the full range of his activity.
[http://www.theartstory.org/artist-marden-brice.htm]


Brice Marden received an MFA from the Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1963. It was at Yale, under the instruction of artists including Alex Katz and Jon Schueler, that Marden arrived at the rectangular format and muted, individualized palette that characterized his early monochromatic panels. Over the course of his career, his work has developed to reveal a range of influences absorbed during his extensive travels.
[http://www.matthewmarks.com/new-york/artists/brice-marden/]


Brice Marden (born October 15, 1938); American artist, generally described as Minimalist, although his work may be hard to categorize. He lives and works in New York City; Tivoli, New York; Hydra, Greece; and Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brice_Marden]
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