Marguerite Horner: Interview

Marguerite Horner, Come on Let's Go, 2011, 50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas (courtesy o
Marguerite Horner, Come on Let's Go, 2011, 50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas (courtesy of the artist)

Claudia Böse interviews painter Marguerite Horner about her work and career.

Horner comments: "The hardest thing is getting the image in your head, this is why once its worked out small, once I’ve decided its worked on that scale, after that it is just a process, an interesting process, because you are just interested in the mark making but you know where you are going, so there is none of this tentativeness of your mark making, the paintings can be fresh... I agree with Walter Benjamin that painting is where you contemplate, you bring our associations to them and that’s what art is… it a place where you can find more about yourself… and that the moving image… stops contemplation."