• Catherine Ocholla

    Catherine Ocholla
    • Artist Statement
      • These works are from my series 'Nothing New Under The Sun'. I reflect on the nature of everyday - and in my skyscapes I see the deconstructed shapes of things to come and things that have been - my own veritable 'Sky News'.
    • Biography
      • Selected Exhibitions:

        2016
        Solo Exhibition, Late night, early morning, World Art Gallery, 6th – 27th October
        Group Show, Scapes, State of the Art Gallery, Cape Town, 7th – 23rd July
        Group Show, Optical Diversion, Eclectica Design and Art, 5th May – 20th July

        2015
        Solo Exhibition, Barfly, WorldArt Gallery, Cape Town, 1st October – 3rd November
        Cape Town Art Fair, WorldArt Gallery, Cape Town, 26th  February – 1st March

        2014

        Solo Exhibition, ARIA, StateoftheART, Cape Town, 7th - 23rd August
        Solo Exhibition, The Trip, World Art Gallery, 2nd – 30th October

        2012
        Solo Exhibition, Nothing new under the sun, AVA gallery, Cape Town, 4th – 29th June

        2011
        Group Show, Turpentyn, Artscape Theatre, Cape Town, 25th Jan - 1st Feb

        2010
        Group Show, Ways of Seeing, Ore Gallery, Cape Town
        Group Show, Smogasbord, Wessel Snyman Creative, Cape Town
        Group Show, Tretchikoff and me, Salon 91, Cape Town, 23rd June – 31st July
        Group Show, Inverting the Pyramid, Blank Projects, Cape Town, 10th June - 10th July
        Solo Exhibition, Wise Cracks, Blank Projects, Cape Town, 5th – 29th May

        2009
        Group Show, History(n), UCA Gallery, Cape Town, 23rd September - 16th October
        Curator, Voight-Kampff, UCA Gallery, Cape Town, 29th July - 21st August
        Group Show, Nuance, UCA Gallery, Cape Town
        Group show, Supermarket, the Muti Gallery, Cape Town

        2007
        Group show, Michaelis Graduate Show, UCT, Cape Town
        Group show, Headlines, African Studies Gallery, UCT, Cape Town

        2006
        Group Show, The Cape Town International Biennale, Blank Projects, Cape Town

        2005
        Group Show, Members exhibition, Association for Visual Arts /AVA, Cape Town

        2004
        Group Show, Can’t we all just get along, Observatory, Cape Town

    • Interview
      • Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
        Ian Grose and Georgina Gratrix. Both very gifted and hard working painters.

        Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?

        Irma Stern for making tons of cash.

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

        Lizza Littlewort’s ‘I Want to be Famous’ in 2004 at the AVA gallery. She used photographs as reference material to capture the spirit of young artists at the time. An exhibition that in my view was both humorous/ tongue in cheek, and dead serious.

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
        Lately from the most mundane things. Like clouds.

        Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?
        I struggle to stop fiddling with my work.

        What do you like most about being an artist?
        Your hours are your own.

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?
        I don’t.

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
        My long meander back to realism.

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
        If I can, I will. How does a great book, music or painting make a difference in people’s lives?

        What are your plans for the coming year?
        A new exploration of realism; possibly another solo exhibition.
  • The Late Night Show - Painting by Catherine Ocholla CATHERINE OCHOLLA
    The Late Night Show
    Painting, W:57 x H:47 cm
    $1 001
  • Emoji - Painting by Catherine Ocholla CATHERINE OCHOLLA
    Emoji
    Painting, W:57 x H:47 cm
    $1 001
  • Sundowners - Painting by Catherine Ocholla CATHERINE OCHOLLA
    Sundowners
    Painting, W:61 x H:51 cm
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  • Submerged - Painting by Catherine Ocholla CATHERINE OCHOLLA
    Submerged
    Painting, W:61 x H:51 cm
    $1 001
  • Lights Out - Painting by Catherine Ocholla CATHERINE OCHOLLA
    Lights Out
    Painting, W:48 x H:47 cm
    $601
  • Can You See It Babe? - Painting by Catherine Ocholla CATHERINE OCHOLLA
    Can You See It Babe?
    Painting, W:71 x H:61 cm
    $801
  • The Incident - Abstract Oil Painting by Catherine Ocholla CATHERINE OCHOLLA
    The Incident
    Abstract Oil Painting, W:71 x H:61 cm
    $801
  • Confession At Midnight - Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Confession At Midnight
    Painting, W:61 x H:51 cm
  • Longing - Cloudscape Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Longing
    Cloudscape Painting, W:66 x H:46 cm
  • Karoo Scene II - Karoo Landscape Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Karoo Scene II
    Karoo Landscape Painting, W:77 x H:47 cm
  • Karoo Scene I - Karoo Landscape Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Karoo Scene I
    Karoo Landscape Painting, W:128 x H:47 cm
  • Amor Ti Vieta (‘love forbids you’)  - Oil Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Amor Ti Vieta (‘love forbids you’)
    Oil Painting, W:58 x H:48 cm
  • Con Te Partiro (‘with you I will leave’) - Oil Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Con Te Partiro (‘with you I will leave’)
    Oil Painting, W:73 x H:53 cm
  • Se Potessero I Sospir Miei ('if only my sighs') - Oil Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Se Potessero I Sospir Miei ('if only my sighs')
    Oil Painting, W:73 x H:53 cm
  • Dies Bildnis Ist Bezaubernd Schön (‘this image is enchantingly lovely’) - Oil Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Dies Bildnis Ist Bezaubernd Schön (‘this image is enchantingly lovely’)
    Oil Painting, W:53 x H:73 cm
  • Svegliatevi Nel Core (‘awaken in my heart’) - Oil Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Svegliatevi Nel Core (‘awaken in my heart’)
    Oil Painting, W:58 x H:48 cm
  • Un Bel Di, Vedremo (‘One fine day, we will see’) - Oil Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Un Bel Di, Vedremo (‘One fine day, we will see’)
    Oil Painting, W:58 x H:48 cm
  • Der Hölle Rache Kocht In Meinem Herzen (‘hells vengeance boils in my heart’) - Oil Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Der Hölle Rache Kocht In Meinem Herzen (‘hells vengeance boils in my heart’)
    Oil Painting, W:58 x H:48 cm
  • Count Down - Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Count Down
    Painting, W:51 x H:72 cm
  • Crossroads - Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Crossroads
    Painting, W:51 x H:51 cm
  • The Ship Song - Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    The Ship Song
    Painting, W:60 x H:60 cm
  • Buddha - Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    Buddha
    Painting, W:60 x H:80 cm
  • You Know Where - Painting by Catherine Ocholla
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    You Know Where
    Painting, W:51 x H:72 cm