Recent works by artist Marlene Mocquet mix elements of surrealism with a genuine interest in the physical property of paint. In the rendering of each anthropomorphic character, the artist employs a variety of techniques mixing oils, acrylics and gouache, defying her materials and blurring the line between foreground and background. Mocquet’s work has been related to artists Paul Klee (in his early career) and Max Ernst. The artist is a recent graduate of the School of the Fine Arts of Paris. She has exhibited internationally, presenting her work at Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, and recently exhibiting nearly 20 new works at the Freight and Volume Gallery in New York City.