Born and trained in St. Petersburg, Russia, Marie Pol (b. 1986) is a contemporary artist based in Singapore and exhibiting both locally and internationally. Having graduated from St. Petersburg State University, she first learned oil painting from established Russian artists and continued her studies at the Imperial Academy of Arts of Russia.
She draws inspiration from the European modernism both in the choice of the subject matter and the bold expressionist style. Each of her paintings explores the distinction between representation and abstraction and while remaining figurative pushes the boundaries of traditional oil painting in unexpected directions.