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LOOKING BEYOND (article first published : 2006-12-25)

The popular arts venue re-store will host an exhibition of abstract paintings by Angela Maritz.

“My previous exhibition was a little over a year ago called Looking Within- the world within which I live and work, becoming a vessel of inspiration,” says Angela Maritz. “I have decided to name this exhibition Looking Beyond. I feel I have reached a pinnacle in my art career my work reaching a level of total abstraction.

“Within this past year I took some time out - my painting began weighing me down; this inner turmoil of trying to paint realistic and the continuous search for meaning.”

Angela Maritz describes her current work as an exact replica of the things that she sees and experiences on a subconscious level.

“My work is another facet of the person I am. I paint what I feel while still drawing reference from that which surrounds me,” she says. “It has it own meaning, it evokes an emotion. I experienced this utter sense of achievement by pushing myself past the boundaries of what society dictates as the norm, looking at things from a different perspective. I become totally absorbed in the process of applying my paint to the canvas, the scraping sound of the palette knife engraving and creating texture, the movement of clean colour simplified by strong shapes.

“My work becomes my inspiration and my inspiration becomes my work.”

Looking Beyond runs until January 15. re-store is situated at 36 Overport Drive, Berea, Durban. More information from Sam Boylan on 031 207 5082.




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