Artist between Germany and Italy between doing Art and teaching Art
I arrived in Italy twenty years ago from Hamburg in Germany. From the big city to the beautiful countryside north of Rome, the Sabina Hills was to be my new home. Living in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature, helped me develop my art. In one way or other, while searching for new materials and ideas I was deeply influenced by my new environment. So I worked with wool from the local sheep, stones found in the nearby river, branches and anything that came my way and caught my interest. I was inspired by the stonework of the Langobards (a north European population who conquered Italy between 300 and 600), having found traces in a nearby church my interest was aroused and I started to research.
Uta Zorzi wrote about my work :
"Marina Büning explores worlds. The great, the infinitely great, who in the imagination forgets all boundaries and the small, the infinitely small, the single syllable of a word, a sentence of an idea, an idea of the world. Almost like a game, like a child forgetting the hours that change from one time to another, from one role to another, from one world to another. She creates small worlds in pocket size, protected from conscious relationships with the outside world. Or it conquers the entire room, the castle, the belly of the whale with a single gesture. Everything becomes possible."