Marise Maas is a Melbourne-based, Dutch-born artist who explores the ordinary and everyday in her work. “It blows my mind how much there is to see and how many different ways of looking at the world there are”, she says. “The small things in life actually have big stuff inside when you look at them up close”.
Horses appear as substitutes for people. “I don’t do people, so when there are horses in the painting, I’m most likely depicting some overheard conversation, things that involve people – it keeps it more anonymous”.
If you look at the small details in Marise’s work, you will find larger stories.