About the Artist and Artist Statement.

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 SHARMAINE THÉRÈSA PRETORIUS [SHARM. T. P] The artist was born, on 16 November 1963, in the Republic of South Africa. She has been residing in the Sultanate of Oman since 2010. Her pen-name is ‘Ilza’. A prodigy with the gift ‘to see in the spiritual realm’ without any formal art training. https://facesoman.com/the-essence-of-an-extraordinary-gifted-mind/ A synesthete trying to incorporate her experiences in […]

Press Interviews & Articles

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ARTIST NOTES:  1. LIFEASAHUMAN.COM Holographic Memories Visualised in Art by Mary-Philip: 21 February 2018, Webzine. https://lifeasahuman.com/2018/arts-culture/art/holographic-memories-visualised-in-art/ 2. FACES OMAN The Essence of an Extraordinary, Gifted Mind by Mary – Philip: 10th April 2018, printed magazine and Webzine. https://facesoman.com/the-essence-of-an-extraordinary-gifted-mind/ 3. FREIGEIST VERLAG PUBLISHERS Mars Trojan – Elon – The Shroud (5517) A – Page 221; a commentary on the work by […]

Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition – Ethereally Recycled – The Rose Revisited – Sacred Euclidian Space (5518) A to E: The Flower of Life.

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ARTIST NOTES: Ethereally Recycled – The Rose Revisited – Sacred Euclidian Space (5518) A:  The Flower of Life. The mathematical, the spiritual, the psychological, the heart space, the virtual reality – all incorporated with other worlds overlapping, in one digital frame. This work is based on the digital version called ”Change: Yggdrasil (5518)”. The artist first photographed small drawings separately […]

Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition – Restitution and Contrition: (5521) B1 – The Zebra Puzzle – Cerebellum Island. (5521)  B2 – The Zebra Puzzle – Sagittal Anatomy.

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ARTIST NOTES: This work is dedicated to the memory of Amelia Earhart. Look at; ‘’Amelia Earhart Tells Her Story| Movietone Moment | 20 May 16’’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BgAKnpK7p4 Licensed to Youtube by British Movietone. You can license this story for commercial use through AP Archive – story number is: BM1828A Find out more about AP Archive: http://tinyurl.com/p8cv22p The Zebra Puzzle is a well-known logic puzzle. […]

Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition – Quantum Triviality – Trivia Artes Liberales – Quadrivia Accompanied by the story: Quantum Triviality, Sunshine Language and Donkey Paws. (5521) A

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ARTIST NOTES: When Labels Go Sticky and Get Untagged: This work is based on a digital rework of a picture of the Vanitas background to the work  ‘Restitution & Contrition (5521)’ which featured in ENCLOSURE FATHOM – PART 1. It was accompanied by a story called, ‘Kickbacks, Donkey Paws and Past Reveries’. The story was about a little girl, of […]

Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition – Rose Window – La Chandeleur – La Seu & Mars Meet-In-The-Middle Attacks (5523) D

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ARTIST NOTES: This work is a digital rendition of the map of Mars and a digital blend of the work ‘Tabula Recta (5523) C. La Chandeleur Day 2 February The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ and Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary are both on 2 February. Candlemas (also spelled Candlemass), also known as the Feast […]

Enclosure Fathom Part 2: Limited Edition – Tabula Recta (5523) C

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See the work first at the ‘Los Angeles Center For Digital Art’. Show Dates: December 12, 2019, to January 4, 2020.Opening Reception: Saturday, December 14, 7-9 pm https://www.lacda.com/ Tabula Recta (5523) C ARTIST NOTES: Digital rendition of the original drawing: The Rose – Zero-Knowledge Protocol (5523) – which featured in Enclosure Fathom – Part-1 Exhibition. In cryptography, the Tabula Recta (from […]

Contemporary Landscape 2019 – CICA Museum: 01 – 11 to 17 – 11 – 2019

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‘’Contemporary Landscape 2019: Exhibition – CICA Museum: 11. 01 – 11. 17. 2019 ’’ Look under catalogue list – nr  27. Sharmaine Thérèsa Pretorius ‘’I Wanna be A Star Walker.’’ (2008)  & 2.  ‘’The Rose Revisited: The Floating Matrix. ’’ (2006). ‘’I Wanna be A Star Walker.’’ The artist started this work in 2008 as she visited the aquarium in Busan and […]