01 Artist Statement
I am a fine artist working mainly in oils and alcohol ink. My point of origin is my place as a young, white, Afrikaans-speaking female in post-colonial, post-Apartheid South Africa.
I have been sheltered in my parents’ middle-class, suburban home in Randburg, Johannesburg. As I venture outside this privilege I was born into, I am frequently challenged to question my identity and the advantages I have been afforded...
02 Exhibitions & Galleries
...A Painted Experience...
Art on Avenues in a recent Group Exhibition wrote:
" Marli Steyl’s work can almost be seen as a painted experience, yet she often translates these moments in an uncanny way, making the viewer question the reality from which the experience was drawn. Steyl draws inspiration from her various hiking expeditions, where she immerses herself in the natural landscape and allows herself to be deeply affected and changed by it. "
Captures This 'Fleeting Moment Of Joy'
Donavan Mynhardt recently wrote:
"The charm of golden sunrise and sunset does not depend on you, it reflects on you...only if you allow it. So does fleeting moments of joy." - Val Uchendu
"Babylon" by Marli Steyl ( Oil on Board. Recently showcased on the Botanica II group exhibition at @artbellville ) captures this 'fleeting moment of joy' perfectly.
Steyl constructs a moment at the popular @babylonstoren with freely brushed colours that takes precedence over lines and contours. I was immediately drawn to the familiarity of the scene (being somewhat of a Babylonstoren junkie myself), the impressionistic mark-making and the overall sense of tranquillity and nostalgia in this piece.
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