Artist Statement



With this newest series of work I have been exploring the relationship between sculptural form and its embellishment. This is not unusual for me, but in the past I have resisted the urge to fully explore this interest. I have always been fascinated with the visual language of mark – making throughout millennia – and its complexity, variety, and pervasiveness across all cultures.

This timeless preoccupation with the endless expressive possibilities of repetitive motifs, and the subsequent effect of positive and negative space, has had a growing influence on my work. I am particularly interested in how a specific motif can conform but also resist the underlying sculptural form, creating a visual tension that enlivens the eye.

Artist Biography

Marianne Lovink has been a sculptor since 1984, based in Toronto, ON before her move to Philadelphia, PA - where she currently resides. Lovink has been represented by the Kostuik Gallery since 2000 and has exhibited her work extensively in public, non-profit, and commercial galleries and been the recipient of numerous municipal, provincial and federal arts council grants. Her work is represented in both public and private collections, including those of the The Canadian Consulate, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Osler Hoskin and Harcourt; OMERS; City of Richmond Hill; Atlantis Films Canada, and University of Saskatchewan. In 2003 Lovink completed a large scale site-specific 11 ft. x 11 ft. commission from her thermoplastic Hanging Garden series for the Drake Hotel in Toronto, and in 2006 was short listed in the top Three of a London, UK based Sculpture competition. In 2010, she was commissioned to create a large-scale outdoor welded steel work to beautify the Lansdowne Fence Streetscape by the Toronto Transit Commission and was chosen to design the bicycle stand up locks by the City of Toronto in 2011. Lovink is an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.


Loose Print Values

59 x 73.5 inches, Edition of 5, Please Inquire

44 x 55 inches, Edition of 10, $8,000.00

32 x 40 inches, Edition of 7, $6,600.00

21 x 26 inches, Edition of 7, $3,300.00