Josef Sheehama | Feb 8, 2024 | 0
Nicky Marais flies solo at Omba
The exhibition opened its doors to the public on 2 December and has been well received by fans of the painter as well as art lovers.
The past fifteen years have seen Marais’ work follow an increasingly non-representational trajectory.
Colour, shape and line combine on paper and canvas to create paintings of formidable intensity.
She expresses an obsession with the random patterns of contemporary urban life, sharply contrasted with the orderly patterns of natural objects, the underlying premise for the artwork at this exhibition.
The artworks express her fascination not only with pattern, but also the movement created by juxtaposing different shapes in repetition, in a variety of complex compositions.
Very large and very small works by Marais are currently on display with the intention to recreate for the observer, the contrast and tension she uses as subject matter in the works. The exhibition also includes ‘Small Books’ of art, visual records substantiating the inner force that compels Marais to constantly create.
New Work by Nicky Marais runs until Sunday 22 December