Obermeyer is inspired by the natural world, South Africa’s shoreline and marine life in particular. Her works in this exhibition are characterised by the use of ‘cyanotype’ (an alternative photographic means of printing that results in a distinctive blue tonal range) and the use of organic debris such as sand, collected plant or algae matter and ocean water. Certain pieces in this exhibition are the result of Obermeyer’s experimentation with other materials such as ink and watercolours.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Chloe Obermeyer is a rising artist based in Cape Town. She graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2014 and has recently completed her Masters in Visual Art through UNISA. Her art has been featured at a number of galleries over the past few years, such as State of the Art Gallery, Art B Gallery and even The Gallery Riebeek Kasteel.
A finalist for the Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Art Award in 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well the 2018 State of the Art Gallery Award, Obermeyer currently works from her home studio as she experiments with alternative photographic printing and other mediums.
The Alliance Française du Cap has the great pleasure to exhibit the Woodstock Art Gallery’s Portrait exhibition “Naked faces”. Each one of the portraits has been carefully selected to represent a cross-section of great South African artists.
Today with social media, selfies and portraits are the most common form of photography due to peoples fascination with either their own appearance or that of people they know. Portraits have always been fascinating to art lover/collector and undoubtedly one of the most important genres in the history of art.