The Meta-painting of Marianne Schuit is all about escaping the limitations of the medium, while still only using the possibilities of this medium.

It is not too much to say that the Meta-paintings of Marianne Schuit show a kind of trick once pulled by Baron Munchausen, when he drew himself from a pond by his own hair. But that was just an entertaining story. In the Meta-paintings of Marianne Schuit it is for real, and we do not know how it is possible.

In Meta-paintings like Ode to grey, Outside rigid boundaries 2 and Out off the box the artist seems to ‘portray’ this miraculous escape itself. The odd thing about this is that, while portraying it, the miracle actually is taking place in the act. It is a bit like taking a picture of an eating tiger while he is eating you.

Ode to grey

Outside rigid boundaries 2

Outside the box


The way out