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MARIUS LOURENS

For Marius art is a way of living… it comes very easily. Painting is also a religious calling… 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 – but through a religious impulse which guides the hand… or not guide it.

Painting requires experience, dedication, boredom, excitement, dissatisfaction and an eye for possibilities. You have to acknowledge the past and at the same time re-tune the present without the fear of originality or influence. You have to enjoy the process, playing with its variety and assembling style.

Marius  agrees with Hundertwasser (Austrian Artist) in saying: “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”

CV

•    1956 Born at Robertson 
•    1976 Enrolled for Diploma in Graphic  Art,  Cape Town Technikon
•    1978 Received National  Diploma  in Graphic Art
•    1979 Received Higher Diploma  in Graphic Art with distinction
•    1980 Represent SA in an International Illustration Competition in Austria
•    1992 Work was 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 Nasionale Kunstefees
•    Exhibit regularly at the Grahamstown National Art Festival
•    2002 Retrospective Exhibition University of Johannesburg Art Gallery 
•    2007  50th Solo Exhibition, Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth 
•    2009 Invited as an Main Artist at the Cultivaria Arts Festival Paarl 
•    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… Invited artist  international group
•    2011 Woordfees Stellenbosch  Oude Libertas Galery: ‘n Reënboog-Paasfees   
•    saam met Zorada… Orrelklankbaan, en Koos Kombuis… ‘n rockpsalm
•    2012 Ekurhuleni National Art Competition… 74 selected works: “The Missing Link”
•    2018 Co Winner of the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture  EC  Awards
•    2018 Exhibition GFI Gallery Port Elizabeth
•    2019 Group Exhibition Lizamore and Associates and Jan Cilliers School
•    2019 Group Exhibition Youngblood Cape Town
•    2019  Invited Artist Johannesburg RMB TURBINE ART FAIR 2019
•    2019 Group Exhibition Gallery On Leviseur Contemporary Bloemfontein

 

His work is included in 8 public and various corporate collections, churches schools, and various private collections locally  and abroad.

Public Collections

Cape Town Technikon

NMMU

ABSA

RAND ACESS BANK

TELKOM

University of Johannesburg Collection

Cuyler Collection Uitenhage

TOTAL SA

GVI Oncology