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Eugenie Marais: Untitled, Inside

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Beautifully atmospheric paintings of the everyday by Eugenie Marais

Appreciating the beauty of an egg box, powder blue crockery and a bathroom sink is Eugenie Marais in her series of paintings titled, Inside. They’re intriguing because of the importance she’s given these everyday objects, making them surreal and ambiguous with a tense stillness filling each image. Simply created with oils on canvas, there’s a familiarity to her work but it’s the shadows hiding under the porcelain plates that I enjoy most – expectantly waiting for something to happen but it never does.

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Eugenie Marais: A beautiful lie, Inside

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Eugenie Marais: For reasons unknown, Inside

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Eugenie Marais: Spin the world around, Inside

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Eugenie Marais: What about love, Inside

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Eugenie Marais: Gone for good, Inside

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Eugenie Marais: I love it when you call me, Inside

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Eugenie Marais: No surprises, Inside

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Eugenie Marais: Wish you were here, Inside

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Eugenie Marais: You know what I mean, Inside

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Eugenie Marais: Be my enemy, Inside