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Art is a way of living[0x1] it comes very easily. Painting is also a spiritual calling[0x1] a meditation about reality and what defines life. Artists are equipped with an antenna that intercepts the signals of time and reproduce it in their work. The work of the artist cannot be done through power, diligence or intelligence [0x1] but through a religious impulse which guides the hand[0x1] or not guide it.
I agree agrees with Hundertwasser, the Austrian Artist in saying: [0x1]Only creativity brings us close to heaven: Only those who think and live creatively will survive this life and the hereafter. The colourful, the abundant, the manifold, is always better than mediocrity and uniformity[0x1]
Marius' work is included in 8 public and various corporate collections, churches schools, and various private collections in South Africa and abroad.
Public Collections: Cape Town Technikon, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, ABSA, RAND ACCESS BANK, TELKOM, University of Johannesburg Collection, Cuyler Collection Uitenhage,South Africa, TOTAL SA.
1980 Represent SA in an International Illustration Competition in Austria
1992 Work chosen for the Volkskas Atelier Competition - Durban
1993 Finalist National Momentum Competition - National Art Museum Pretoria
1996 Invited Artist to the Main Festival : Klein Karoo National Arts Festval, Oudtshoorn, SA
Exhibits regularly at the Grahamstown National Art Festival, SA
2002 Retrospective Exhibition University of Johannesburg Art Gallery
2007 50th Solo Exhibition, Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth
2009 Invited as one of the main artists at the Cultivaria Arts Festival Paarl, SA
2010 Group exhibition: Some Day, Some How, Some Place 2010… - 20 artworks, 10 artists
2010 Solo exhibition Ron Belling Art Gallery Port Elizabeth… Some Day, Some How, Some People… a social landscape
2010 3rd International Lausanne Congress Cape Town, SA - Invited artist international group
1979 Higher Diploma in Graphic Art with distinction
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