An interactive virtual tour of work by Catherine Ocholla – The Space Between – will be online at StateoftheART until 16 May 2020. The show can be seen in the Online Viewing Room.
In these unprecedented times, the Catherine Ocholla exhibition of skyscape paintings pour calm on troubled waters. The artist’s new paintings contain a broad collection of every imaginable cloud and sky, capturing both the understated and the spectacular. Her palette shifts from light blue, white and a myriad of greys. Prussian blue, violet, saffron, pale pink and black enter the picture plane. The tonal shifts in some compositions allude to a seascape, anchored by the merest suggestion of a horizon.
This is Ocholla’s third solo exhibition of skyscape paintings: she will not be exhibiting again until she has completed her MFA (Master of Arts in Fine Art) in two years’ time.
About Catherine Ocholla
Catherine Ocholla was born in Kenya in 1983. She grew up in South Africa and obtained a BA degree in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town (Michaelis) in 2007. Known for her realistic renderings in oils, her primary focus is on the sky as a backdrop to humanity’s self-imposed dramas, with environmental undertones that point to issues such as global warming and pollution.
When: 29 April – 16 May 2020
How: View online at https://bit.ly/Ocholla_TheSpaceBetween