South African visual artist Odette Marais

Odette Marais

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I paint traditionally in oils and watercolour and my source and inspiration is in the observation of the domestic and nature. The concerns of my practise are primarily driven by process- the alchemy of materials, marks and time. I play with the contradictory and opposing actions of construct and destruct, crossing over between the observed ‘actual’ and the abstract. My fascination is atmosphere. Solitary meditative moments... when dust settles and light touches.
Time and its passing is a constant motif.

My works are essentially studies of absence and presence: the vibration within a quiet transitional moment, a push and a pull, a shimmer, a shift, a shadow and an exhalation.

Odette Marias was born in Cape Town in 1964.

Michaelis School of Fine Art (BAFA/Dip. Graphic Design)

Exhibitions:
Cape Gallery, Cape Town
Penny Dobbie Gallery , Cape Town
Johanns Borman Gallery, Cape Town
Cape Art Route, Cape Town
Mandy Myersohn Art Consultancy, London, UK
Art B, Bellville, Cape Town
ARTWALK Open Studio, Observatory
Art in the Yard Gallery, Franschhoek
Rupert Gallery, Graaf Reniet

2005 Solo | VEO Gallery, Cape Town
2007 Solo | VEO Gallery, Cape Town
2007 Solo | FREWIN, Cape Town
2008 Solo | VEO Gallery, Cape Town
2010 Solo | Penny Dobbie Gallery, Cape Town
2012 Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town
2014 Still Life | group show | JOHANNS BORMAN
2018 For the Love of it | Group show at 42 Trill,
2019 Regroup | Michaelis Alumni show | Altona Gallery, Cape Town
2019 Opening group show | Daor Gallery | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
2019 VULEKA competion finalist, ArtB, Cape Town\

Commissions locally and internationally. Works included in Spier /Nandos Collection.