maralo artist is an exciting gallery, established to provide art to enhance today's contemporary corporate and domestic environments. Through the training as an Interior Designer, maralo realized his passion for creating something new, as well as his love for painting and drawing. In abstract/contemporary art he found the right direction for him to express his fantasies. 2011, maralo started painting more seriously. Soon after that, he realized his calling was to pursue his art full time and since he retired in March 2015, he now enjoys putting his full concentration into his passion for painting. In spite of his short career as an artist painter, maralo’s work is already included in private collections in Germany, Austria and South Africa. Maralo studied abstract art under well-known South African abstract artist Leonie Brown. With colour and form he wants to create paintings with psychological and sociological background, which can be interpreted by the viewer in an individual way. American abstract artist, teacher and author, Dean Nimmer commented on his work: "I find the abstract work intriguing and unique and I would say, stay on the track you are on, because it’s looking very good."
Maralo has exhibited at the Parallelaktion Kunst 2019, which took place in the 'Kunstraum der Ringstrassen Galerien' in Vienna, Austria, from the 2nd to the 28th of September 2019!
Maralo’s work is also exhibited at Fa. Ficker GmbH , 22 Gabelsbergerstrasse , A – 5020 Salzburg .
Abstract / Experimental is my preferred stile in my painting, because it allows me to capture emotions, facts and opinions of our human existence and yet there is a mysterious side which remains within. I want my paintings to be a source of thoughts, but also to be a decorative enrichment of home or office. As an Interior designer , I always felt the spirit of a home comes to life with the decorative elements which individuals choose to place in their surroundings. An intimate emotional connection comes alive between the artwork and yourself.
Participating in the 27th Artavita’s Online Art Contest, my paintings „Urbanisation” , “Resolve” , “Extra-terrestrial” and “Stamina” came under the last 50 , From which the winner was chosen. This earned me an invitation to exhibit at the Art San Diego from 18 – 21 October.
Participating in the Artavita's 26th Online Art Contest, my painting "You are watched" was chosen under the last 50 shortlisted for winning . Now I am invited to participate at the Spectrum Miami Exhibition from the 5 - 9 December 2018 !