Marguerite Horner

Marguerite Horner’s practice is concerned with the non-material, a reality that is accessed through contemplation and painting. Today the moving image dominates our world and whilst visually powerful in so many respects, it denies us the opportunity for stillness and reflection. The value of a painting lies in its ability to induce a contemplative state in the viewer. As Walter Benjamin says ‘before it the spectator can abandon himself to his associations.’

For Horner, the value of contemplation lies in its ability to reconcile the heart and the mind into one. She is inspired by Merleau-Ponty’s observation that it is ‘precisely because painting does not ‘copy’ things, and because it does not offer things to thought as does science but presents them immediately and bodily, in their depth and movement, that painting gives a true sense of the world and what it means to see it.’

Horner looks into the ways in which man may be related to the infinite. Upon the framework of this enquiry her paintings aim to investigate, amongst other things, notions of transience, intimacy, loss and hope. Using the external world as a trigger or metaphor for these experiences and through a period of gestation and distillation, she makes a series of intuitive decisions that lead the work towards completion.

Biography

Marguerite Horner

Marguerite Horner

Lost 2011
Oil on Canvas
50 x 50cm


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Marguerite Horner

For Sale 2012
Oil on paper
20 x 20cm


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Marguerite Horner

Blue Cloud 2012
Oil on paper
50 x 50


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Marguerite Horner

The Thin Blue
Oil on paper
20 x 20cm


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Marguerite Horner

Holding on to the Things I Believe 2013
Oil on paper
50 x 50


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Marguerite Horner

Marguerite Horner

Walled in by Feelings 2007
Oil on canvas
92 x 122cm


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Marguerite Horner

Wood for the Trees 2011
Oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm


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Marguerite Horner

Lamp 2012
Oil on paper
20 x 20 cm


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Marguerite Horner

Running Away 2012
Oil on paper
20 x 20 cm


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Marguerite Horner

Ineffably Perceived 2007
Oil on canvas
122 x 92 cm


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Marguerite Horner

Immutable light 2007
Oil on canvas
92 x 122 cm


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Marguerite Horner

Forward 2013
Oil on linen
50 x 50 cm


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Marguerite Horner

Leaning Out 2012
Oil on Paper
20 x 20 cm


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Marguerite Horner

Time keeps slipping 2011
Oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm


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Marguerite Horner

Marguerite Horner

Caged 2013
Oil on linen
50 x 50 cm


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