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Marlene Carpenter - South African Artist - Acrylic Paintings, Mixed Media Paintings

south african artist marlene carpenter paintings

south african artist marlene carpenter paintings

south african artist marlene carpenter paintings

Marlene Carpenter

Media - Acrylic Paintings, Mixed Media Paintings
Email - marlenec@net1.co.za

I create by exploring and scratching the surface of life but not destroying it. In my work hardly any erasing takes place it is more of an additive process, which incorporates changes, like the process of evolution. Capturing fleeting sensations or emotions, leaving a spontaneous character. Life drawing sessions with a model that is where it all starts for me! Observing the human form, giving it energy and – a contact zone. The incredible variety relevant to life in South Africa is what excites me.

Art exhibitions and events:

  • 1995/6/7/8 four studio exhibitions at the Wendy Cooke-Tonneson studio in Benoni
  • 1998 selected to exhibit at “Forum de la Creation” at the Alliance Francais Gallery in Johannesburg
  • 2000 studio exhibition at The Rynfield office Park in Benoni
  • 2001 group show “Artworx” in aid of DITORO skills training
  • 2002 group show “entrée des artistes” at the gallery “upstairs at Bamboo (Thea Soggot school of art, student exhibition)
  • 2002 solo exhibition "A Body of Work" held at The Millenium Gallery - Pretoria
  • 2003 a five-month SANAVA* art residency at "Cite Internationale des Arts" in Paris.
    “I enjoyed a wonderful period of visual enrichment” *South African Association of Visual Arts.
  • 2003 exhibited at the gallery of Cite in Paris (group show)
  • 2004 group show at *SANAVA-Pretoria in the North Gallery, an exhibition of figure drawings by participants of Carl Jeppe’s, life-drawing classes
  • 2004 reached the finals for the “Ekurhuleni Fine Arts Awards” in the top 100 exhibition.
  • 2004 Studio Exhibition “art and ceramics” with Marlene Carpenter and Sue Howard (Northcliff in Johannesburg)
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