Mari Vermeulen Breedt
Imperfectly Perfect is a collection of works in ceramics by Pretoria based artist Mari V. Breedt. A combination of the artist's own experiences, knowledge, interest and interpretations illustrates her preoccupation with illness, ceramic and the works of the Della Robbia family of the 15th and 16th centuries. "The natural world of ferns, foliage and cacti are reminders of the perfect ratio of the Golden Section and is a prime example of that which is glorious - as opposed to the brokenness of that which surrounds us." Mari V. Breedt is a multidisciplinary artist with an impressive resumé that include: SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1974 Saambou National Building Society,Pretoria. 1981 Galerie Duncan, Saint Germaine,Paris 1988 Schweickerdt Gallery, Pretoria 1993 Sculptura Gallery ,Brasschaat, Belgium. 1996 The High Banks Gallery, Saugatuck, MI.,USA 1998 ‘’PORTRAITS BY OMISSION” Karen Mc Kerron Gallery,Johannesburg. 1999 ‘’INTERIORS’ South African Association of Arts. 2002 ‘’VESTIGES OF GRANDEUR’’ Dorpstraat Gallery, Stellenbosch RSA 2004 ‘’HIGHVELD - the lives of...’’ University of Pretoria. GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1967-NEW SIGNATURES 2003,4,6,7 -WH PATTERSON , BOND STREET, LONDON, UK. 2007,8.9 --AZALI GALLERY , LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA 2008-‘100 JARIGE BESTAAN’VAN UNIVERSITEIT VAN PRETORIA 2013-PENTIMENTI -EXHIBITION Sasol Museum. 2013-BP PORTRAIT AWARDS LONDON UK. 2014-‘ODYSSEE MET ALEXIS PRELLER’-KKNK 2013 SANLAM PORTRET KOMPETISIE TOP 100 2015 SANLAM PORTRET KOMPETISIE- TOP 5 2016 –‘’BREAKING THE SPELL’’WOORDFEES 2016-‘’100 GEOGRAPHIES’’WOORDFEES, SASOL MUSEUM.