Joanne Reen

Joanne Reen

South Africa | 5 artworks for sale

My work reflects the human experience within the landscape: I explore my environmental roots together with the natural heritage of the Eastern Cape... Read more
  • thunzi's solitude painting joanne reen
    Thunzi's Solitude
    Painting / 147 x 93 cm
    $3,570
  • thunzi's shadows ii painting joanne reen
    Thunzi's Shadows II
    Painting / 122 x 87 cm
    $3,130
  • water garden study iii painting joanne reen
    Water Garden Study III
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $570
  • water garden study, giverny painting joanne reen
    Water Garden Study, Giverny
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $570
  • water garden study, nieu bethesda painting joanne reen
    Water Garden Study, Nieu Bethesda
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $570
  • water garden study ii painting joanne reen
    Water Garden Study II
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • roxborough's pond painting joanne reen
    Roxborough's Pond
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • water garden study i painting joanne reen
    Water Garden Study I
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • monet's pond, giverny painting joanne reen
    Monet's Pond, Giverny
    Painting / 60 x 45 cm
  • thunzi's lillies ii painting joanne reen
    Thunzi's Lillies II
    Painting / 122 x 68 cm
  • thunzi's lillies iii painting joanne reen
    Thunzi's Lillies III
    Painting / 122 x 69 cm
My work reflects the human experience within the landscape: I explore my environmental roots together with the natural heritage of the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.

B.Tech Fine Art (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) 2019 Solo Exhibition 'Solus - Hydro' at StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town 2018 Group Exhibition 'Undercurrents' at StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town 2017 Group Exhibition 'Super Nature' at StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town 2009 Absa L'Atelier Finalist - ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg Solo Exhibition at Nieu Bethesda Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth 2007 Sasol New Signatures Finalist exhibition at Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria 2006 Sasol New Signatures Fianlist exhibition at Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria Espac, Port Elizabeth - 2003, 2006, 2007 (merit award winner 2006) Work on show at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum - 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

What is your favourite film of all time?

Fight Club, It is a film about the human mind and many truths are spoken: Brad Pitt mentions , “ The more you have the less you have,” and this is something I can relate to.

What music are you currently listening to and why?

Anything with Tori Amos, she has a very strong, powerful voice.

Which living artists do you most admire and why?

Marlene Dumas as she is an internationally recognized, local artist and her works can be quite hard-hitting.

Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?

Marcel Duchamp, for pushing the boundaries of art. He was revolutionary!

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

Roger Ballen’s Shadow Chamber,  it explores our dark sub-conscious that is often avoided as people are too scared to deal with it. 
 
What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do
you answer it? 

“What does it mean?” and I answer back with another question “What does it mean to you”

What/ who inspired you to be an artist?

Nobody, I can’t imagine life without the creative process, it is something I just do. A day without art is a day wasted.

Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any, the significance of this location is

Most of the time I paint surrounded by nature. In Nieu Bethesda, the sky is an amazing blue that offers clarity – which influences not only my art!

What do you like most about being an artist?

It is a license to dream and to be ALIVE

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?

Being an ABSA L’Atelier finalist and my last, completed painting. You are only as good as your last artwork.

What are your plans for the coming year?

I don’t like a pre determined future so all my doors are wide open.