ABOUT THE ARTIST AND HER WORK
”One can observe a supernatural presence in her drawings, which lies hidden beneath the carefully structured juxtaposing mirror images. Most of her works had taken years to complete. The distinct patterns and tessellations in her work repeat with an alternative rhythm of highly contrasting colours and dense work as a kind of horror vacui. Her drawings are kinetic with optical illusions, and ranges from surrealism to metaphysical shades inspired by her inexplicable dreams. But her quest to document her dreams and what she perceives comes at a price. Characterised by extreme details and a hint of Vanitas, they speak of the travails of an intellectual mind torn between revelation and creation.”
– MARY PHILIP –
AUTHOR, FREELANCE JOURNALIST AND EDITOR.
”Pretorius definitely holds the golden key: something remarkable.”
– KATIE RUTH DAVIES –
AUTHOR OF BLOOD OMEN SAGA AND DARK WINGS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE SPECIALIST, COPY-EDITOR, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF GEORGIA TODAY NEWSPAPER.
”About her work as an artist, Sharmaine said, ”My art is about all the holographic memories surrounding us daily. I draw what I see and experience in my dreams. My art contains maps, puzzles and hidden musical compositions according to the Chladni chart of sound frequencies among others. It is supposed to be beautiful, entertaining and fun. It also takes my mind off myself.”
– HUBERT VAZ –
FEATURES EDITOR AT MUSCAT DAILY, APEX MEDIA, MUSCAT, OMAN.
Artist Work In Progress
In no particular order:
1. Private: Upcoming Exhibition – Enclosure Fathom – Chinese Collection: C (wài ké)/围护 (wéi hù) – 揣测 (chuǎi cè)/ 企及 (qǐ jí).
2. Enclosure Fathom: 日本風コレクション – Nihon-fū korekushon.
3. Enclosure Fathom: “Nafurat Miah Alshurb” – “Ayin – Zayin” – Renewal of Birth: A Bespoke Collection.
4. AI – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND MACHINES:ENCLOSURE FATHOM –
5. AEGIS REFORMED – Enclosure Fathom -Numismatics- 1 “ΑΘΕ” – AEGIS –
6. The Pearl-Nizwa – with John Rojas and Maria Elizabeth Bezuidenhoudt(Duo4Musicians).
7. Enclosure Fathom – HARBIYE – Introduction – Heaven Came To Fight For Me.
8. Flightcore – Bespoke Collection.
9. Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition
10. Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition – Virtual Art Collector Race –
11. Group Exhibition: Various Artists.
OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION – PILOT PROJECTS – MARCH 2020 ONGOING –
ARTIST RETREAT AND COACHING CENTRE – 2017 – ONGOING –