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Marlene is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Harmony in Diversity
"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of abundance in your life" - Wayne Dyer
I am a South African Artist currently living in Bangkok, Thailand. I work with diverse mediums in diverse forms. My work is loaded with rich colour and form influenced by my diverse background. I lived and worked in Africa, Ukraine, Russia, Scandinavia (Sweden) and Asia. I was trained in Linguistics, Music and Art in South Africa with added courses in Art in Thailand, Russia, China and Ukraine. In South Africa I worked under the tutelage of Mosie Stutterheim. Russia introduced me to Icon Painting and Matryoshka Painting under the well-known and published artist Zhanna Nikolaeva. My time in Thailand took me through the capable painting hands of Roy Hill, Elsie Evans and Lisa Bergen at The Attic Gallery and the well known Thai artist, Kosol Pinkul at La Lanta Gallery. I also trained in Japanese Woodblock Printing under the tutelage of Ralph Kiggell, Japanese Woodblock Printing expert. The Scandinavian love for design through minimalism and simplicity, added a dimension of peacefulness within my otherwise abundant use of colour and form. My work as an Artist and Teacher of Art in International Schools in Ukraine, Russia and China as well as Africa left me with a real "harmony in diversity" background having worked with students from over 60 different nationalities. I also have a working history in set design and experiment mainly with the nature of aesthetics of surroundings and visual knowledge. I will have duo exhibitions during October and November 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand.
I winked at the moon and the moon winked back... my motto!
Press release - my current exhibitions in Bangkok:
In October and November, Hemisphere Bangkok is proud to exhibit the harmoniously diverse and creative imaginings of Marlene van Jaarsveld.
Marlene’s paintings reflect the aesthetics of the environments that she has experienced during her extensive travels in Africa, Ukraine, Russia, China, Scandinavia and Asia. Her work is abundant with rich colour, captured by varied mediums in original forms. Her paintings are powerful, peaceful, poetic.
“Concrete to Canvas” is the title of South African artist Marlene van Jaarsveld’s first new exhibition. The exhibition showcases her love for the growing trend in urbane ‘Urban Art’ or ‘Graffiti Art’ which she discovered on concrete city walls and sidewalks from as far afield as Germany to Brazil. Marlene uses acrylics to capture and evolve the unassuming yet powerful graffiti images she sees onto the “weathered wall” backgrounds of her canvases.
“Sitting Pretty”, Marlene’s second exhibition is a bright, minimalist, graphic interpretation of the uniquely varied chairs and lounges that catch her eye. She uses unusual techniques to achieve diverse and innovative results.
For published interview and photos in South Africa go to:
October 2009 "Concrete to Canvas" - Bangkok, Thailand (Hemisphere)
November 2009 "Sitting Pretty" - Bangkok, Thailand (Hemisphere)
December 2009 - Extention of November Exhibition into January 2010
February 2010 - International Fine Arts Workshop Exhibition - Rajamangala University Bangkok (In ChangRai, Thailand)
February 2011 - International Fine Arts Workshop Exhibition - Rajamangala University Bangkok (In ChangRai, Thailand)
May 2011 - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
February 2012 - International Fine Arts Workshop Exhibition - Rajamangala University Bangkok (In Bangkok)
December 2012-January 2013 - Bella Bella, Kleinmond South Africa
February 2013 - International Fine Arts Workshop Exhibition - Rajamangala University Bangkok (100th Birthday Exhibition - in Bangkok)
February 2013 - International Fine Arts Worksohp Exhibition - Naresuan University Art Gallery, Phetsanulok, Thailand
BA(General Linguistics) University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
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