FOLD: Exhibit combines unique disciplines through art [write-up]

Exhibit combines unique disciplines through art

Marais’ bold images reflect the inner psyche bleeding through external reality. She describes her work as a chronicle of the undertaken journey to wander between the two worlds while being a mirror to both. Her surfaces resemble roughly weathered posters, survivors of life’s events, yet still alive and vital.

Believing that all life is a story, “I cut out bits and fragments of this epic tale,” Marais declared in her statement, “and piece them back together searching for coherence and sense; this mutilation creates a new world.”

The powerful work, “Up Flight of the Wingless Bird,” predicts the ultimate transformation. The feminine image, slightly larger than life, rises up above a panel suggesting a nervous system, bone structure, or maybe brambles, into a figurative form. Continuing this path, a light from above changes the physical features into a deadly visage.

FOLD is a women exhibition at the International Museum of Art and Science in Texas curated by Raheleh Filsoofi.

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Anja Marais Art

Up flight of the wingless bird, Photomontage Mixed Media on Found Fabrics, 2015, 85 IN x 79 IN

By | 2018-02-28T12:16:55+00:00 February 28th, 2018|