Margo Schopf

Margo Schopf
I am a self taught artist living in Johannesburg. I always knew that all I ever wanted was to be an artist... As a compromise I entered the commercial art field but always hankered to do my own thing. I eventually left the corporate sector and spent the next ten ears as a freelance graphic designer, eventually throwing in the towel in 2007 to paint full time, so although no longer young, I consider myself young in terms of being an artist. My work is expressionistic, mostly figurative. At the start of the Covid lockdown I started doing abstracts which I found calming. It all begins with a sort of extraction of the myriad emotions, happenings and pivotal points in the journey of my life-which have been waiting - to be transformed onto canvas. Some works are self-indulgent, others less so, but always personal but isn't all art, by its very nature, personal? I mostly title my work, but it is more out of needing to identify each piece. The viewer brings his/her interpretation to the work. I work mainly with oils on canvas. Painting, for me, is both agony and ecstasy.

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    Mommy dearest
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    In the garden of good and evil
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    Tick Tock I
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    Tom
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    They f**k you up, your mom and dad
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    Some day I'll fly away
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    The two ugly sisters with black hearts
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    Spectre
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