PIETERMARITZBURG artist, Raja Oshi, is exhibition her colourful works in “Hues and Shade” at artSPACE durban until October 12.
“I enjoy adding texture to my surfaces and designing the shape and discovering new adventures,” she says, “it is as surprising every time you get a different a varied outcome.
Oshi makes her own material. “I feel like this is an essential step in the process,” she says.
“I weave strips of canvas material together to make my own sort of canvas, with its own specialised texture and response to paint.
“When I rub my ‘tapestry’ layers with cloths dipped in paint, it adds another dimension to my work. It begins to mix and overlap, different materials and layers of paint to reveal hints of colour coming through edges, layers and spaces.”
artSPACE durban is at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road) in Durban. The gallery is open from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday and from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. Inquiries: 031 312 0793.