Marianna Rothen is an artist who lives and works in New York City. Rothen specializes in photography that creates fragmented, romantic settings within the scope of a nostalgic dystopia. A dreamy blur evolves from the artist’s use of high-grain paper. Combined with decrepit interiors, untamed wilderness and seductive subjects, Rothen’s photographs exude overtones of mystery and dissatisfaction that become part of a larger narrative.
She uses the esthetic qualities of cinema from the 60’s and 70’s to stage images of women in landscapes of emotional disquiet. She further animates her still photographs into moving narratives of her goddesses.