Tag: art

Berlin Exhibition

What an unbelievable privilege to travel all the way to Berlin to share my latest project through Urban Noun at Level EIGHT in the German burrow of Mitte. As a contemporary illustrator it is important for me to step away from commissioned originals every now and then in order to address tough issues we are experiencing in our country.

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27.03.2017

I wrote something exceptionally raw earlier this year. It was a beautifully strange experience and I sent it to one friend, my lover and my parents. I could not share it with anyone else. It was filled with too much anxiety, ranting and I was too vulnerable to bleed out for the world to see.

But it sparked an incredible change within myself and in my art and I am now ready to open up about it with true peace in my heart. This is who I am and I will not be ashamed.

Life is not always rainbows and butterflies and I am learning to accept and celebrate both the good and the bad.

At least I am trying. Growing.

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Secret Doodles

“My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat – or in film’s case ‘run on’ – manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.”- Andy Warhol

Over the last three months I have been working on a secret doodle project with Fuze Tea celebrating summer with the launch of their new flavor. When they approached me with the idea I wanted to stay true to myself and I came up with the idea of hiding twelve secret doodles across the country for unsuspecting strangers to discover. Random acts of kindness go a long way and if I brightened up even one person’s day with these tiny original drawings it would be worth it for me. I drew inspiration from the leading figure in the 1960’s Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol, and modernized his famous Campbell Soup silkscreen experiments. Pop Art explored the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising and I felt that this exploration would be quite interesting in the modern age of social media.

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Mount Nelson

It’s your city. It’s your mountain. Get lost in it.

This ethereal interpretation of the 7th World Wonder captured through contour studies in ink will transport you away from your busy life to that place of deep, inner calm we often only find in nature. The aesthetics of this piece strikes that precarious balance between the minimalist and abstract.

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Heatherfield House

A total of sixteen hours went into this intricately hand crafted drawing of the breathtaking Heatherfield House in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. Hofni Schoeman as a gift for his beloved partner commissioned it at the end of last year. A secret number of their darling pets have been hidden in the drawing to create a wonderfully fun Where’s Wally effect. See if you can spot them all!

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Tales of Table Mountain

It’s your city. It’s your mountain. Get lost in it.

This ethereal interpretation of the 7th World Wonder captured through contour studies in ink will transport you away from your busy life to that place of deep, inner calm we often only find in nature. The aesthetics of this piece strikes that precarious balance between the minimalist and abstract.

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Tashas Menlyn Maine

“The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living”
Dione Lucas

 

Tashas has treated us with another exceptional addition to their gorgeous cafés in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria, which opened its doors in September. The immensely talented interior Architect Neydine Bak of B&S Studio has once again designed a masterfully unique restaurant to enrich your fine dining experience through all your senses. Head chef and owner Elze Roome shares that her dream was to create a beautiful lifestyle café that would challenge conventional ideas about daytime eating.

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Year One

“And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” – Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

 

The lovely Tammy Binedell-Barber approached me earlier this year to commission an original drawing for her as a gift to her husband on their first wedding anniversary, which is traditionally celebrated with paper. I am so honoured to have captured their extraordinary memories as husband and wife through intricate line drawings forming a charming collage that will serve as a constant reminder of their love and adventures together.

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West Coast

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

— Virginia Woolf

This work of art seeks an elegant simplicity through a complex series of lines exploring the patterns found in organic produce.

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Maria Magdalena is a Cape Town based contemporary illustrator celebrating an elegant simplicity through intricate lines of ink. Shop the current collections online or order your custom original illustration today.

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