Vivid at the OfficeBy Sharleene Olivier
Here I sit, dreaming of the art I would rather be making at home. There is a boring, montone office palette in this environment – grey, dark blue, black, brown. Vivid colours are not professional here. On my desk lies a little block of neon bright post-it notes.
I made this artwork under my desk using media in the office. Black cardboard from a calender on the wall, post-it notes, a correction pen and the punch waste paper. Then I hid the work between other pages to scan and copy it.
Back to work.
My name is Sharleene Olivier. I am a multimedia artist living in Johannesburg.
2015/16 –PPC Imaginarium Sculpture Finalist
2015 - Satellite Collective, an online Broken Telephone Game of over 300 artists.
I mention this because at the time it seemed insignificant but has lead to my art being discussed by the initiator of the online exhibition in an interview at: http://hyperallergic.com/200343/over-300-artists-link-up-in-an-international-game-of-telephone/
2014 -November 6- 29 Lovell Gallery Competition Finalist (1 of 6 finalists in a competition throughout Africa)
2014 - 10-12 May: 2 animations were selected to be screened by VIDEONOMAD in association with: Senegal – Dak’Art OFF – RAW MATERIAL COMPANY: My animations were: Perversive Stitch and SOAP
Details to be found at: http://www.centiart.com/screening2-senegal-dakart-off/
2013 - Multimedia Degree obtained through UNISA
2013 - November 19-29 KALEIDOSCOPE Fragments of beautiful forms, colors, patterns and shapes
that come together to form a whole Centurion Art Gallery (satellite of the Pta Art Museum)
– Group Exhibition - Curated: Manda Bester Opened by Rosemary Mangope: CEO of the
National Arts Council. I exhibited a painting titled Chakra Balancing.
2013 - Poster WetINK Design Anti Poster Project – Centurion, Pretoria. Poster: Mother
2013 - 7 May-13 June NO PLACE LIKE NOW group exhibition at Lovell Gallery where 5 multimedia
works were exhibited.