Marianne Dillmann


Marianne Dillmann was born in Rastenburg, Germany. After studying art in Koblenz between 1964 and 1967, she went on to attend art seminars in Mainz and Wiesbaden and to make a number of work and study trips abroad. Her artistic style has been influenced by lengthy stays in Puerto Rico and China as well as here on the island of Mallorca which she has regarded as her second home since 1983. Dillmann’s compositions combine form with colour and texture. By the expressive application of paint and the use of sand, paper and fabric, the artist succeeds in creating tension and three-dimensionality. Gentle lines intermingle with powerful colours. Inks, acrylic paint, grease crayons and felt-tip pens are Dillmann’s preferred media on canvas, paper or wood. In many of her works, M.D. incorporates impressions of the colour and the light of Mallorca. The results are abstract compositions in which the artist plays with spatial illusions. Dillmann’s oeuvre is also conditioned by the long and formative periods she spent working and studying in Puerto Rico and China. Our eye is accustomed to comparing paintings with reality – in any case, we are generally more at our ease when looking at realistic images. By contemplating lines, surfaces and symbols, however, we can form our own mental image and develop our imagination. Ideally, the observer will take a personal journey through the artist’s creation, rather as if we were taking a stroll through a dream landscape.

Individual exhibitions
Soller (ES), Deià (ES), Traben Trabach (DE), Wiesbaden (DE), Bingen (DE), Bad Kreuznach (DE), Wuppertal (DE), Mainz (DE), München (DE), Portals Nous (ES), Alcudia (ES), Pollensa (ES), London (GB), San Juan, Puerto Rico (PRI)

Group exhibitions
Airport – Palma de Mallorca (ES) “Bellas Arte Palma“, Palma de Mallorca (ES), Salón de Otoño, Palma de Mallorca (ES), Sineu (ES), Landesgartenschau, Bingen (DE), Forum Businesspark, Stuttgart (DE)

Art Prizes
1. prize avantgardistic painting, 4 th International painting contest Barranc, Soller (ES)