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Nicolaas Maritz

SORTiLEGiUM Nicolaas Maritz


SORTiLEGiUM an exhibition of sculptures, paintings and prints

NiCOLAAS MARiTZ UCT Irma Stern Museum

Cape Town, South Africa

8 - 29 JULY 2017

Nemesia*Press_online


CONTENTS Introduction Sculptures Portrait paintings Still Life paintings Prints Biography Links


INTRODUCTION And strangely enough it resembled the state of mind of a man who fears disenchantment more than sortilege. Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad

Sortilegium (Latin) [from sors lot + lego choose] Divination by drawing lots; a practice of wide diffusion in antiquity, and constantly mentioned in literature of classical Greek and Latin as well as of other countries, and still practiced in some places. One form of it consisted in picking at random in the pages of a book, after due concentration of the mind on the object to be obtained. This was done by the Romans in their sortes Virgilianae, and the early Christians practiced it with the Bible, as a means of ascertaining the divine will or obtaining guidance. Augustine even sanctioned this practice, provided it was not done for worldly ends, and indulged in it himself. The word sorcery is also derived from sors through late Latin and French, and sortilege was often regarded as a form of sorcery – as indeed it was when the knowledge sought was desired for the purposes of evil. It is the motive in these matters which distinguishes the good from the bad.(From the internet)

I have always wanted to paint. Painting is my first language, Afrikaans second and English third. I can say things with paint that mere words fail to describe. The strange and elusive magic of paint is what I live for. The recent paintings, sculptures and prints are all exercises in gestural chance, divination through colour and texture, and a painterly sortilege of sorts.


Moonlight is sculpture Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sculpture


1. Rural Chicken Shit Totem, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage with Enamel Paint Height: 1030mm


2. Bleeding Mantis, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage with Enamel Paint Height: 1720mm


3. Mottled Pigeon Shit Totem, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage with Enamel Paint Height: 1390mm


4. Prophet Herder, 2015/16 Mixed Media Assemblage with Enamel Paint Height: 1785mm


5. The Pimply Dude with His Defences, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage with Enamel Paint Height: 1410mm


6. Amateur Crackhead, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage with Enamel Paint Height: 1310mm


Wear a blank mask. Ask people to put in wrinkles, dimples, eyes, mouth, etc., as you go. Yoko Ono, MASK PIECE, 1964 spring

Portrait Paintings


7. My Dumb Sweetie Pie, 2016 Enamel Paint on Board, 1595 x 1180mm


8. Young poet, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 800 x 610mm (board size)


9. Red Beauty with Big Ears, 2017 Enamel paint on board, 1200 x 890mm


10. Golden Boy, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 805 x 805mm (board size)


11. Sungazer, 2016 Enamel paint on board 1210 x 620mm


12. Afterglow, 2016 Enamel paint on board 1208 x 617mm


13. Blue Eyed Charmer, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 1210 x 620mm


14. A Real Looker, 2017 Enamel paint on board, 1220 x 1440mm (board size)


15. Pearly Teeth, 2017 Enamel paint on board, 1220 x 1220mm (board size)


16. Teazer, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 405 x 405mm (board size)


17. Middle-aged young miss, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 800 x 610mm (board size)


18. Feet of Clay, 2016 Enamel Paint on Board, 400 x 410mm (board size)


19. Holy Villager, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 230 x 170mm (board size)


20. Frazzled Boy, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 230 x 170mm (board size)


21. My Little Pumpkin, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 330 x 270mm (board size)


22. Bearded Widow, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 335 x 310mm (board size)


23. Main Whippersnapper, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 325 x 208mm (board size)


24. Green Harpy, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 230 x 180mm (board size)


25. Plain Jane, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 230 x 170mm (board size)


26. Paranoid Artist, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 237 x 232mm (board size)


27. Ditsebe, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 405 x 305mm (board size)


28. Brooklyn Blighter, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 805 x 805mm (board size)


29. Blue Being, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 290 x 185mm


30. History teacher, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 610 x 410mm (board size)


31. Blue Monday, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 610 x 425mm (board size)


32. Capable, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 610 x 410mm (board size)


33. Shy, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 610 x 420mm (board size)


34. Suburban painter, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 610 x 420mm (board size)


35. Blue rinse, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 610 x 420mm (board size)


36. Starry-eyed Apparition, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 328 x 285mm


37. Blue Bearded Personnage, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 300 x 280mm


38. Brandy auntie, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 610 x 425mm (board size)


39. Alexandrina, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 820 x 610mm (board size)


40. Leah, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 800 x 610mm (board size)


41. Young dreamer, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 800 x 610mm (board size)


42. Artistic person, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 295 x 310mm (board size)


43. Ceramic enthusiast, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 405 x 305mm (board size)


44. Old duffer, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 405 x 305mm (board size)


45. Spadarene, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 610 x 500mm (board size)


46. Tony, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 820 x 610mm (board size)


47. Cape cockroach, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 230 x 230mm (board size)


48. Lief, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 230 x 230mm (board size)


49. Little Napoleon, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 230 x 230mm (board size)


50. Jazz player, 2016 Enamel paint on board, 230 x 230mm (board size)


51. Bread baker, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 160 x 160mm (board size)


52. Tooth fairy, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 310 x 220mm (board size)


53. Rosy Cheeked Charmer, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 1180 x 750mm


54. Dark Self Portrait, 2017 Enamel on board, 1610 x 1220mm (board size)


55. London interior decorator, 2016, Enamel paint on board,160 x 160mm (board size)


56. Two Gecko Eyed Charmers, 2017, Enamel paint on board, 1220 x 1440 (board size)


57. Rapscallion, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 460 x 410mm (board size)


58. Transvaler, 2016, Enamel paint on board, 610 x 530mm (board size)


Ek het jou verbrand in vure van blou koringblomme en geel afrikaners. AKASIA, Phil du Plessis, Geskrifte om ‘n Houtgesig 1965-70

Still life paintings


59. “The More I See You….” , 2016 Enamel Paint on Board, 805 x 880mm


60. Green Bottle Lemon View, 2016 Enamel Paint on Board, 350 x 385mm


61. Two Speckled Bottle View, 2016 Enamel Paint on Board, 278 x 233mm


62. Blue Lemon and Bottle View, 2016 Enamel Paint on Board, 360 x 382mm


63. Speckled Bottle View, 2016 Enamel Paint on Board, 200 x 237mm


64. Orange with a Blue Aura , 2016 Enamel Paint on Board, 210 x 260mm

65. Speckled Lemon Blob, 2016 Enamel Paint on Board 209 x 208mm


To draw you must close your eyes and sing Pablo Picasso

Prints


66. Lizard Face, 2016 Lino Print, 300 x 200mm


67. Gecko Face, 2016 Lino Print, 300 x 200mm


Biography Nicolaas Maritz was born in 1959 in Pretoria. He went to school in Pretoria and Port Elizabeth. He qualified as an army chef and butcher during 1977. From 1978 - 1981 he received tertiary art education at the University of Cape Town. His first one man exhibition was held in 1976, in Port Elizabeth, and he has exhibited regularly at galleries and museums in South Africa and overseas. Maritz has lectured in art and design at the universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, as well as at private art schools in Cape Town and Pretoria. The artist has received recognition for his illustrations of children’s and other books, notably two American illustration awards. His works are represented in most of the art museums and public collections in South Africa. Locally his work can be seen at the South African National Gallery, the art collections of the University of Cape Town, Sasol US Museum, and the Sanlam art collection. Nicolaas Maritz has extensive web presence, and any internet search result will show several sites, image galleries, as well as references to his work as an experimental musician. The artist lives and works in Darling. His hobbies are cooking, gardening and armchair installation art.


NICOLAAS MARITZ LINKS

ART https://sites.google.com/site/nicolaasmaritzgallery/ www.issuu.com/nicolaasmaritz http://bignick098.wix.com/nicolaas-maritz

MUSIC https://sites.google.com/site/nicolaasmaritzmusic/ https://soundcloud.com/nicolaasmaritz https://www.mixcloud.com/nicolaas/ http://www.last.fm/user/NicolaasMaritz


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Sortilegium NICOLAAS MARITZ  

Catalogue of an exhibition of recent Sculptures, Paintings and Prints by South African artist Nicolaas Maritz, 8 - 29 July 2017, at the UCT...

Sortilegium NICOLAAS MARITZ  

Catalogue of an exhibition of recent Sculptures, Paintings and Prints by South African artist Nicolaas Maritz, 8 - 29 July 2017, at the UCT...

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