Marion Landry’s art practice is grounded in a phenomenological approach, which emphasizes an embodied experience through the process of painting. By incorporating the concept of the expanded field of painting into her practice, Landry creates site-adjusted installations that utilize light, temperature, and traditional painting techniques to create immersive experiences. A recent shift towards viewing light as a material has transformed Landry’s approach to painting, as she now understands it to encompass both physical and metaphysical aspects of illumination.
Landry’s geometrical compositions draw upon iconic optical strategies, such as chromatic vibrations, hard-edged forms, and geometrical composition, positioning her work in dialogue with, but not defined by, the tenets of Modernist abstract. These echoes aim to open possibilities for exploring and interrogating the potentialities of abstraction today. The artist uses non-objective language to capture the phenomenological essence of light as experienced in nature, evoking a meditative response in the viewer, and creating a sensory experience.
Landry’s work aims to examine the relationship between the viewer, the artwork, and the space in which it is presented, gaining insights into the ways in which she can use this relationship to create a dynamic experience for the viewer.