In those early days, the grand gestures that characterise abstract expressionism gave her strength, vigour and contentment. Then, when she discovered the “Demoiselles d’Avignon” at the MOMA in New York, she was so moved that, on her return to Luxembourg, she produced a series of more than seventy paintings which were exhibited in Esch-sur-Alzette. Tired of canvas on stretcher, she then started to make a plethora of tests on rolls of paper of almost 20m spread out on the ground: stencils, tracings, collages, figurative, abstract, repetitions, everything is represented, drawn and painted with passion. We could not fail to present them and offer them to you as these works are so accomplished and magical. Marie-Odile starts from a photo, rarely from reality, and lets herself be carried away by the layers of coloured acrylics that she juxtaposes and which tell her the path to take. 2 of Marie-Odile’s paintings are part of the Villa Vauban collection, Luxembourg. 100×160 cm, Untitled, 2020. See more from Marie-Odile Turk.