Liesbeth Marit (°1979, Belgium) is a visual artist.
She originally started painting at LUCA, School of Arts in Brussels. In her further education at the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Ghent) she moved from still images to sensory installations.
These studies shine through in her later work, which focuses primarily on photography and film. Her framing still betrays the eye of the painter, and her long-held shots tend towards the rhythm of a plastic artist. As if those different art forms slowly weave into each other.
In her photographic work, the flirting with cinema remains. Both her landscapes and portraits have this surreal, imaginary undertone and a cinematic feel. She guides the viewer into a fictional universe that seems calm at first sight. But something is breeding under the skin. Desire, alienation, beauty, wonder, mystery, disquiet.
In her presentations, Liesbeth likes to combine her images, until they reveal their own hidden story.
Liesbeth Marit’s works have been shown in WORM – De Brakke Grond (NL), Centrale Montemartini (IT), the Centrale for Contemporary Art – Museum M – Vooruit – Galerie 10a (BE).
Interview – Gonzo (Circus) Magazine (05-06.2014) – dutch: