Madre y niño con cuenco vacío / Mother and child with empty bowl

About Marisol

Best known for her elegant, eclectic, and poignant yet edgy figurative sculptures, Marisol (born Maria Sol Escobar) makes art across styles and media. Her output encompasses woodcarving and sculptural assemblages, cast metal pieces, ceramics, and works on paper. Marisol, who is influenced by artists such as Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol, is often grouped with pop art artists, but her work does not lend itself to neat categorization. Strains of pre-Columbian folk art and religious symbolism infuse her pieces, and her figurative assemblages feature portraits of other artists, political leaders, and movie stars. Marisol also makes recreations of iconic news images and tableaux of families, sometimes her own, crafting sculptural scenes from carved stone, neon, Astroturf, and plywood.

Venezuelan, 1930-2016, Paris, France, based in New York, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Art of American Dance: 1830-1960, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
2016
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
2014
MARISOL: Sculptures and Works on Paper, El Museo del Barrio, New York