Valerie Mary's practice stems from a sheer fascination for painting and a strong interest in philosophical
and psychoanalytical notions of subjectivity, experience and memory.
Eclectic in their treatment, her paintings question the interface between performance and theatricality and how the process of painting itself dissolves the subject/object - past/present opposition by offering a stage, a narrative space that invites the imaginary space of the viewer.
At once playful and melancholic, they evoke the position of the artist as a "funambulist" aware that theoretical and conceptual intentions are always corrupted by material stutters or residues, leaving a gap for more paintings, more stories.