Born in South Africa in 1991, Chloe Obermeyer received her BA(FA) from the University of Cape Town in 2014. She has exhibited at the AVA Gallery (2015), THAT ART FAIR (2015 & 2016), had a solo exhibition at The South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (2015) and partook in the alternative photographic exhibition "Touching a Photograph" in Florence, Italy (2016).
Most recently, she exhibited in the Barcelona International Art Fair’s Digital Art Showcase. She currently divides production between Cape Town and her hometown of George .
Experimenting with alternative photographic / printing techniques is central to her artistic practice. Her interest in this manner of art making was ignited by her intrigue with the cyanotype process.
She utilizes such processes to navigate her interest in nature and the natural world and often touches on ideas surrounding scientific discovery, wonder and environmental concern. The ocean is an especially prominent subject within her works.
Much of her time is spent scavenging along local beaches, collecting debris and matter of interest that may be washed ashore. These are often used within her works, alongside different media such as paints, found objects and photographs.
Chloe's work often depicts imagined and constructed visions that may range from simple abstract investigations of nature’s textures to more recognizable imagery.
Her interest and concern for Southern Africa’s oceans have led her to partake in the Two Oceans Aquarium’s volunteer program in 2017. She looks forward to how this experience may enrich her creative process.