Marianne Dekker studied painting and graphic arts at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Her work consists of drawings and paintings (small to medium sized) and short digital animations based on stills and videos.
After her studies she used strong colours and figurative images. Then came a period of drawing more sober coloured geometrical lines, characters and signs, after which her work became completely abstract. In her current work, colours are more exuberant again.
In 2004 she started photographing in her studio. She takes pictures and makes films of (details of) her own drawings and of small daily life objects. She uses these pictures as material for making animation movies. The electronic music for these animations is made by composer Kees Tazelaar, with whom she forms the collective Studio DekTaz.
Their collaborative works have been performed at Metropoliskino in Hamburg, Tesla Galerie in Berlin, the 2009 Shanghai Electroacoustic Music Week, the Contemporary Museum of the National University in Mexico City (MUAC), the Institute for Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Bath, Villa Elisabeth Berlin, Fylkingen in Stockholm, NK Berlin, Martin Harris Music Centre at the University of Manchester, festival Segnali 2017 and 2018 in Perugia, Museo de Aveiro Santa Joana, FAQ Festival 2019 at Willem Twee Den Bosch, and the Divadlo na OrlĂ­ theatre in Brno.