Cape Town-based artist Alex Marmarellis, known for his intricate beach scenes, will open his first ever solo exhibition on Friday 7 February at Rossouw Modern’s SPACE gallery. The owner of Rossouw Modern, Jozua Rossouw, says the gallery is proud to be part of such a significant moment in the career of this talented emerging artist.

Born in Cape Town in 1976, Alex studied graphic design, fine art and sculpture at The National School of the Arts in Johannesburg and graphic design and art direction at the AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town.

Alex’s creative talent has led him into many different professional roles over the past 22 years, including those of graphic designer, kitchen designer and manufacturer, carpenter, furniture designer, GM of Aston Martin Cape Town, and clothing and marketing director of a baby care company. He finally started painting again in 2010 and since then has been experimenting with various techniques and mediums, from pop art to portraits and landscapes.

Alex is an avid photographer and produces most of his work from his own reference material. He always carries his camera with him to make sure he’s able to capture any inspirational scene he might encounter for his next art piece.

Most of his landscapes are of places he loves and visits on a regular basis. He currently works in acrylic on canvas and most of his works are realistic impressions of his environment and the people in his life.

The exhibition will open at SPACE on Friday at 18:00 and will run until 17 February.

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