Canadian artist, Marie Rioux creates fictional landscapes
covered in a blurry fog that gives them a dream-like quality.
She often populates these environments with people wandering,
probably searching. The artist uses generally monochrome tones
and tries to depict the immensity of the physical world and the
modest place people take within it.
On her website, she writes that she aims to “say the unsayable,
that of a life force that urges us to walk, alone, towards
elsewheres full of light and promises and which, paradoxically,
forces us to take the confused paths of a tormented world whose
outcome remains uncertain.”
Rioux was born in Montreal and currently works in Quebec. She
has exhibited her works extensively throughout Canada and the
US and received a CEGEP Beauce-Appalaches award in the
Professional Artist category. [h/t