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Tuesday, September 19, 2017


(“Under The Sea” - acrylic on canvas by Raja Oshi, 2016)

Opening at artSPACE durban on September 23 at 11h00 is an exhibition by Pietermaritzburg-based artist Raja Oshi titled Hues and Shade.

“I enjoy adding texture to my surfaces and designing the shape and discovering new adventures, it is as surprising every time you get a different a varied outcome. I make my own material, since I feel like this is an essential step in the process. I weave strips of canvas material together to make my own sort of canvas, with its own specialized texture and response to paint.

“When I rub my cloth “tapestry” layers with cloths dipped in paint, it adds another dimension to my work. It begins to mix and overlap, different materials and layers of paint to reveal hints of colour coming through edges, layers and spaces,” says Oshi.

Hues and Shade runs from September 23 to October 12, 2017.

artSPACE durban is situated at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road) close to the Waste Centre. More information on 031 312 0793 or visit or