Zen Marie

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About the Artist

Zen Marie is an artist who works in a variety of media. Core to his practice is a concern with how meaning is formed through different media, spaces and processes. While working from a position that begins with photography and film making he also works in performance, sculpture, graphic processes and writing. His areas of focus have included international sport, identity, nationalism, and public infrastructure. The binding link between these diverse areas has always been the relationship between desire, power, agency and their subversion.
 
Marie currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he is a Lecturer in Fine Art art at the WITS School of Art. He is also a PhD candidate at WITS, with a focus on areas of art and theory in relation to what he calls situated aesthetic practice.

Portfolio & Recent Works

Paradise Fallen, Installation view, shadow palm: video drawing, 8 Cathode Ray T.V’s HDV transfer, 2018

Paradise Fallen, Installation view, shadow palm: video drawing, 8 Cathode Ray T.V’s HDV transfer, 2018

Paradise Fallen installation view: 
- Shadow Palm: drawing, charcoal on fabriano 200gsm, 5m x 1,5m, 2018  
- stack of litho prints :the Subject of “I” collaboration with Danai Mupotsa, 2018
Paradise Fallen installation view:

*Shadow Palm: drawing, charcoal on Fabriano 200gsm, 5m x 1,5m, 2018

*Stack of litho prints: the Subject of “I” collaboration with Danai Mupotsa, 2018

Paradise Fallen installation view: video, Ile Aux Serpents, 28 min, HDV 1080ip looped, 2018

Paradise Fallen installation view: video, Ile Aux Serpents, 28 min, HDV 1080ip looped, 2018

Paradise Fallen installation view: video, Ile Aux Serpents, 28 min, HDV 1080ip looped, 2018

Paradise Fallen installation view: video, Ile Aux Serpents, 28 min, HDV 1080ip looped, 2018

Paradise Fallen installation view
-stack of litho prints :the Subject of “I” collaboration with Danai Mupotsa, 2018 
-video drawing, 8 Cathode Ray T.V’s HDV transfer, 2018 
- Shadow Palm, drawing, charcoal on fabriano 200gsm, 1,5 x 1,5m, 2018
Paradise Fallen installation view

*Stack of litho prints: the Subject of “I” collaboration with Danai Mupotsa, 2018

*Video drawing, 8 Cathode Ray T.V’s HDV transfer, 2018

*Shadow Palm, drawing, charcoal on fabriano 200gsm, 1,5 x 1,5m, 2018

Paradise Fallen installation view: video, Ile Aux Serpents, 28 min, HDV 1080ip looped, 2018

Paradise Fallen installation view: video, Ile Aux Serpents, 28 min, HDV 1080ip looped, 2018