Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated mall-wide exhibition, “The Face of Art” by renowned South African sculptor and artist, Marco Olivier. This captivating journey into the world of bronze sculptures will take place until Thursday, August 31, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in a world of artistic expressions brought to life.
Marco Olivier is celebrated for his awe-inspiring art installations across the country. With voluminous bronzes up to 6m tall, his work has mesmerised audiences not only locally but on a global stage too. Now, Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre provides the perfect platform for Olivier to exhibit his unique and eye-catching pieces.
Marco Olivier established himself as a leading figure in the world of art. From his humble beginnings in aircraft engineering and extravagant furniture design to his successful ventures as a professional golfer, Olivier’s journey has been nothing short of fascinating. After founding his first bronze foundry in Cape Town in 2014, Olivier showcased his initial pieces in 2017, marking the start of his rise to prominence. Today, he is widely recognized for his original art in resin and bronze, which stands out for its unique texture and painting effects.
Despite facing challenges along the way, Olivier’s determination and never-give-up attitude have propelled him to become a highly accomplished artist. Specialising in creating spectacular life-size bronze sculptures, he draws inspiration from his extensive experience in the art foundry industry. Supported by his talented team, some of whom boast over 20 years of expertise, Olivier’s creations are truly exceptional. His sculptures have graced the sets of popular TV shows like “Top Billing” and the Netflix series “Blood and Water”, while various movie productions have incorporated his artwork into their sets.
In 2023, Olivier’s talent was recognized on an international scale when he was chosen to represent South Africa at the prestigious Dubai World Art 2023 Competition. He emerged as the winner of the top prize, The Best Artist at World Art Dubai 2023. Since then, Olivier’s art has extended its reach to the Amalfi coastline of Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Mauritius, where it will be showcased in boutique galleries. Notably, international designer and curator Roche Bobois has approached Olivier to feature him as a sculptor in their esteemed international portfolio.
“If life-size sculptures captivate your attention, Marco Olivier’s grand designs are bound to mesmerize you,” said Barbara Perry, Marketing Manager at Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre. “His exquisite bronze sculptures bring a unique blend of creativity and craftsmanship that is truly captivating. We are thrilled to host ‘The Face of Art’ exhibition and invite you to experience the extraordinary beauty of Olivier’s masterpieces throughout our mall.”
Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre invites art enthusiasts, shoppers, and the general public to join them for the mesmerising “The Face of Art” exhibition by Marco Olivier. Prepare to be captivated by the sheer beauty and artistic brilliance of these life-size bronze sculptures. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience the work of one of South Africa’s most talented sculptors.
VENUE: Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Centre, Corner of Garsfontein Road and De Villebois Mareuil Drive, Pretoria East
DATES: Saturday, July 1 until Thursday, August 31, 2023
ENTRANCE FEE: Free