Mary Visser

Celestial Trampoline 13.10.21 – 10.11.21

 

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Stacked
SOLD

112x90cm

Acrylic on canvas

   

Mischief Maker
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112x90cm

Acrylic on canvas

   

Games Night
SOLD

112x90cm

Acrylic on canvas

   

Playdate
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112x90cm

Acrylic & spray paint on canvas

   
           

Night Time Drive

112x90cm

Acrylic, oil pastel & spray paint on canvas

   

Open Window
SOLD

112x90cm

Acrylic on canvas

   
           

Ancestral Bouquet
SOLD

112x90cm

Acrylic on canvas

   

Sunside
SOLD

112x90cm

Acrylic on canvas

   

Domestic Mashup

112x90cm

Acrylic & spray paint on canvas

   

Pink Puff

112x90cm

Acrylic & spray paint on canvas

   

Nightscape for Mothers

155x130cm

Acrylic & spray paint on canvas

   

Holding Pattern
RESERVED

155x130cm

Acrylic & spray paint on canvas

   

Fruit Loops
SOLD

155x130cm

Acrylic & oil pastel on canvas

   

Roller Rink

155x130cm

Acrylic, oil pastel & pencil on canvas

   

A portion of sales was donated to Masimanyane (House of Hope). Founded by Ntombomzi Gloria Sangotsha, this group offers support to women in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

 

"Our organisation is all about supporting each other on how to save money as we have noticed that most of people they don't earn enough money but they want to live a better life and to have better houses for their family's and to also give their children a better education but they cannot afford. We are also supporting and encouraging people that have lost their jobs due to Covid-19, people that are struggling with their children that are using drugs and last but not least people that are suffering from stresses and depression." Ntombomzi Gloria Sangotsha



 

Artist Statement

CELESTIAL TRAMPOLINE 13.10.21 – 10.11.21

I see the painting not as a window looking out, but rather as a container in which I can freely arrange and re-arrange things.

In the studio I seek to set up a dialogue between myself and the canvas. As if I’m meeting a new person. Like a conversation of sorts. I start with no preconceived plan. Sometimes this goes well and the exchange is cheerful, often times it goes in unexpected directions and can get quite uncomfortable and even look embarrassing. I think ‘oooh yuck, ok great.’ This gets me excited to try a new tack, usually something risky in order to salvage the painting.

The varied experience of the everyday is the aesthetic filter through which I approach painting. I bring what I have in the moment as I meet the painting; torn magazine shards, photos, song lyrics, doodles, notes and sketches of street life, fragments of other artist’s paintings, Instagram glimpses, drawings and collages. I juxtapose and layer many disparate things much like thoughts, events and memories might be arranged in a dream.

In the safe solitude of the studio I find I can let go of traditional ideas of good painting and be free to explore my idea of visual delight.

 

www.maryvisser.co.za | @maryvisser | maryvisser2012@gmail.com






 

Artist Biography

Mary Visser was born in 1971 and grew up in Somerset West in the Western Cape, South Africa.

She studied drawing and painting at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, where she received her BFA in 1992. In 2013 she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Art, with distinction, at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.

She has had six solo exhibitions, the two most recent being ‘Funny Things are Everywhere’ at the AVA Gallery and ‘Assembly’ at Everard Read’s Circa Gallery, Cape Town in 2018. She has participated in various group exhibitions including ‘Summer Show’ at the Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, ‘Out of Nowhere’ at Smith Gallery in 2017, 131agallery in Woodstock in 2019 and most recently at rk Contemporary in Riebeeck Kastel.

Her work is in collections locally and abroad including those of the University of Cape Town, Nando’s, HBSC Bank and the New Constitutional Court, Johannesburg.

Mary paints and teaches from her studio in Salt River, Cape Town.