Anja Marais is a multidisciplinary artist who was born and raised in the countryside of South Africa. She graduated from the University of South Africa with a BFA. She currently works and lives in Miami, Florida, and exhibits her work in the national and international arena. Marais’ interest in the nature of inanimate objects comes from African animistic religions. Uninterested in the boundary between the human and the nonhuman worlds, she focuses on inviolable memories left in landscapes. Her sculptures are both traditional and contemporary – totemic installations of found objects infused with a given history, resonating with the lives of those who lived with them before.
September 22, 2019