Marjolijn De Wit’s practice , painting, collage and sculpture, combines two great approaches to the contemporary artistic practice: the tradition that confronts humans to the Natural world, and the Modernist one which tends to give a graphic aestehtical order to elements apparently completely distant among them. Approaching these two complex themes, she realizes works that try to combine natural elements ( all derived from a human interventation), and abstract compositions where the figurative aspects are overwhelmed by the elements installation on the canvas, on the collages, on the sculpture.
Marjolijn De Wit was born in Bennekom, The Netherlands in 1979. She lives in Amsterdam. She has taken part in prestigious residency programs in Europe at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, the LIA (Leipzig International Art program) in Germany and the EKWC (European Ceramic Workcenter) in s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
She has had solo shows at Otto Zoo in Milan, Asya Geisberg, New York, Galerie Houg, Paris, Galerie Willy Schoots in Eindhoven. She has taken part in numerous group shows throughout Europe such as Gartehaus der Kunst, Munchen, Central Museum, Utrecht, Spinnerei, Leipzig. In 2007 she received the Dutch Royal Award for Painting and in 2013 she won the New York Pulse Prize. She published various artist’s books, such as Abstract gardening and How to get from A to B.