Franschhoek Wine Valley

Landscape & Star Art Exhibition from recent paintings by Nicolaas Maritz at Moor Gallery


An exhibition of recent paintings by Nicolaas Maritz.

Moor Gallery, Bordeaux House. Bordeaux Street, Franschhoek, South Africa

4 June (opening at 11am) till 17 July 2016

 In art, as in life, HOPE is central to existence. Nicolaas Maritz is well known for his optimistic landscape paintings, the colourful creations of an individualist perspective, resembling no other.

Where there is land, there is HOPE. Life is a landscape of experience, geography of projections. To paint is to live a life of HOPE. Above every landscape, HOPE hangs like a lambent star in the sky.

Any blank surface seems to harbour the promise of creative activity, and, ultimately the figuration of joy.

As a painter, Maritz has harboured a life-long fascination with the seductions of surface and layering; the inherent tensions of painterly depth. The titles of his paintings are often a tongue-in-cheek play on the confusing meanings of words, and the inscrutable similarities and differences between English and Afrikaans.

The paintings on this exhibition at the new Moor Gallery in Franschhoek, are roughly divided according to subject matter into three categories: Landscape, Still Life and Apparition


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