• Diptych roundness, 24x36, wax on panel, $800

  • Gold roundness, 24x36, wax on panel, $830

  • City series - bike path, 10x16, mixed media on panel, $350

Marina Hanacek

Marina Hanacek jan 2014I studied at OCAD and have been a practicing artist since 1994, regularly exhibiting my work in and around Toronto.

My approach as a mature artist gives me knowledge of materials and textures to imbue my work with the energy and experience of urban life. My paintings are primarily collages comprised of acrylic mono-prints and Xerox transfers. They incorporate luscious surface manipulation varying between patterns of pigmented wax and/or clear wax glazing.

Some paintings I created address the circular energy of our lives. I concentrate on high key visuals and roundness. I apply multiple layers of pigmented wax, and later, ironing and scraping, reveal the previous applications thus creating a surprising composition of textures and colors. FinaIly, I varnish with oil paint, achieving even more texture. This process gives me joy and a continual learning experience.

Before my retirement I worked as industrial engraver in a Toronto based company.
As an artist I do workshops for groups, and individual lessons in various techniques such as mono prints, photo transfers and encaustic painting.

Presently i frequently exhibit at Arta Gallery in the Toronto Distillery District.

Project Details

Web: www.studiotisan.com
Cell: 647 465 9504
Gallery: Studio 405
Address: Case Goods Building Distillery