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Exploration of the human condition by Maritha van Amerom

Posted on 1 February 2018

South African artist Maritha van Amerom uses her fascination in the human body/human condition to create mixed media artworks using oils, paper, feathers, inks, cotton etc.

She holds a Master's degree in Psychology and practiced as Psychologist for many years. She explores the body as a vehicle which expresses a deeper emotion knowing. "To sense this sublime...to capture or express something thereof...in th?t lies the fulfillment for me as an artist," states van Amerom.

Van Amerom has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout South Africa and her work forms part of collections worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Netherlands, Ireland and Scotland. She has been a finalist in the Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards (2014) and SPI Portrait Awards (top 150, 2015). She has also been selected as one of the Gold list Top 60 emerging international artists of today (March 2017, Art Market).

You can view more of her work at maritha.net and keep up with her latest updates on Instagram at @maritha.art.vanamerom.


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