• Raja Oshi

    South Africa

    Raja Oshi
    • Artist Statement
      • Much of my work is inspired by where I grew up, my home on the shores of the Red Sea. Sudan is represented in my paintings through the eyes of being a Sudanese woman. When I finished my art training at the University of Khartoum I felt that I had to speak about women - that it is critical for women to talk about themselves, that they need to express their feelings and experiences. My latest work however depicts a new moment. Emerging from the desert literally and figuratively as an artist and drawing from the rich profusion of colour in the South African environment. Much of my work weaves and overlaps different materials and layers of paint to reveal hints of colour coming through edges, layers and spaces.
    • Biography
      • Raja is from Sudan. Living in South Africa by way of France, Wales, Norway and Egypt, her work is inspired by her life context and what is happening in the world. Her work expresses her feeling and how she is processing what is happening in the world. Much of this is in relief to the background of her life in Sudan.

        Education:


        1994
        Graduated in Fine Art from the Sudan University of Science & Technology

        2006

        Graduated from the Centre for Visual Arts (Post Graduate Diploma), University of Kwazulu Natal

        Selected South African Exhibitions:

        2013
        Solo Exhibition: Mwimbi Fine Art Gallery,

        2010
        Group Exhibition: Art work (kwa-Nyani ) Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

        2009
        Group Exhibition: Art work (kwa-Nyani ) Hilton, Pietermaritzburg

        2008

        Group Exhibition: Art work (kwa-Nyani ) Hilton, Pietermaritzburg
        Group Exhibition: Art Space, Durban

        2006

        Solo Exhibition: Bonisa Private Gallery, Kwazulu Natal

        2005

        Group Exhibition: Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery
        Group Exhibition: Bonisa Private Gallery, Kwazulu Natal

  • thinking has no boundaries painting raja oshi RAJA OSHI
    Thinking Has No Boundaries
    Painting / 153 x 120 cm
    $2,370
  • contemplating painting raja oshi RAJA OSHI
    Contemplating
    Painting / 108 x 65 cm
    $1,640
  • primary painting raja oshi RAJA OSHI
    Primary
    Painting / 138 x 98 cm
    $2,150
  • festival ii painting raja oshi RAJA OSHI
    Festival Ii
    Painting / 100 x 70 cm
    $980
  • untitled iii mixed media raja oshi RAJA OSHI
    Untitled III
    Mixed Media / 59 x 77 cm
    $1,070
  • the beautiful zama painting raja oshi RAJA OSHI
    The Beautiful Zama
    Painting / 170 x 85 cm
    $2,350
  • sisters painting raja oshi
    RAJA OSHI
    Sisters
    Painting / 70 x 100 cm
  • chat with my cat ii painting raja oshi
    RAJA OSHI
    Chat With My Cat II
    Painting / 42 x 59 cm
  • untitled (nude) acrylic painting raja oshi
    RAJA OSHI
    Untitled (Nude)
    Acrylic Painting / 29 x 43 cm