medial 3. art biennial [2014]
Fanie Marais. South Africa



1.Karoo ostriches, 2013 Acrylic on canvas 30,2,5x60,4 cm., US$ 270    2.Bathing beauty at Louvre, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 25x101,1 cm., US$ 360    3.Tata Mandela, 2013 oil on canvas 24x18,4 cm., US$ 180   4.Elsa Miles, 2013 Acrylic on board 30x30cm., US$ 180     5.Café les Nemours, 2013 Acrylic on canvas 29,5x92,5 cm., US$ 330    6.Who is more important?, 2014 Acrylic and oil on canvas 50x40cm., US$ 270     7.Cycling friends in Paris, 2014 Acrylic and oil on canvas 30x60,5 cm., US$ 240 
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Statement: Art is everything but everything is not art. I am a white South African male who has fought against Apartheid since my university years. I cherish my African roots while I am deeply drawn to the masters of art who have done art mainly in Europe and whose works are so well preserved and studied the world over. I deplore the lack of respect for life world wide but feel it very much in the anxiousness of fellow South Africans (especially women, children and elderly). I am privileged to have lived in the place and at the same time that Nelson Mandela showed us how to live with respect to each living being. I am a Christian and have been a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church, but I belief that God's undeserved love reaches out to people via every religion. I am blessed to be here and to serve where ever life leads me to do so.