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Nicky Marais is a Namibian artist who lives and works in Windhoek, where she also teaches at the College of the Arts. Marais is well-known for her abstract artworks created using a personal vocabulary of abstract forms and colour relationships derived from the socio-political history of Namibia and icons from around the continent. These forms are often layered using a mixture of stencils and traditional painting techniques.  She is currently the Head of Department of Visual Arts at the College of the Arts. In 2017, The National Art Gallery of Namibia hosted a solo exhibition by Marais, titled ‘Presence in Absence’. Marais exhibited as part of StArt Art Gallery's group exhibition 'Look-see' in 2018.

More work by Marais can be viewed on her website.