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Loeritha Saayman is a mixed media artist who studied fine arts at UNISA. She was born and grew up in the Mpumulanga area. Inspiration to pursue a career in art came with her visits to art museums and galleries all over the world. She had the opportunity to experience international art history and contemporary art at first hand while she worked as a flight attendant for nine years.
On completion of her degree in 1999, she opened the Brooklyn Fine Art Studio in Pretoria. With her ever-increasing involvement in group exhibitions and commissions, the art classes had to make way for more creative time needed to fulfill this pursuit. Loeritha took part in several art competitions and group exhibitions over the last eight years and had her first solo exhibition in 2003. Today she has art works in the permanent collection of the Pretoria Art Museum, Polokwane Art Museum and numerous private collections.
The unknown outcome of experimentation has always been a challenge for Loeritha and most works are done in mixed media where she combines traditional oil painting and drawing with contemporary digital processes. On the contrary, she still believes in the traditional mediums of painting and drawing and the uniqueness of a mark that is made by an individual. She often works with mundane objects, either placed in ambiguous settings or juxtaposed with other non-relevant objects.
Works are planned along a specific concept or theme and she uses the title of the work as a clue to the viewer who has to decode the work through symbols and metaphors.
Recent Art Exhibitions & Competitions