11 May 2024
The Association of Arts Pretoria will host an exhibition by Maria Pienaar in the Galerie Chaton from 20 April to 11 May 2024.

The artist was born and raised in Winburg. She obtained a BSc and a Higher Education Diploma. In 2015 she obtained a BA in Visual Arts through UNISA. She has exhibited since 2010 when she was a finalist in the SASOL New Signatures Art Competition. Since then her work has been seen in more than twenty exhibitions all over South Africa and as far as Mauritius and Bulgaria.

Maria says: “I have countless photos; snapshots as reminders of a life. With my work I attempt to rediscover photographs of a specific social body, my large and extended family. However, photographs can die. This happens when nobody takes the time to look at these captured memories; the people or places depicted are gone or altered beyond recognition. As with André Bazin, my aim with the re-working, stitching, and altering of some chosen snapshots, is to preserve these images from a second spiritual death.”

These delicate, sensitive creations which the artist regards as letters to her mother are a joy to behold and beg to adorn your walls. The exhibition opens on Saturday 20 April 2024 at 11:00.

Association of Arts Pretoria, 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk,Pretoria

Tel:  012 346 3100 | artspta@mweb.co.za

Maria Pienaar Ma se jong olyfboompies


Maria Pienaar Ma en haar jongste


Maria Pienaar Die vriendelike swart hond


Maria Pienaar Begrafnisbrief

Gallery Hours

Tuesday to Friday:  09:00 to 17:00

Saturday:  09:00 to 13:00


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