Tanya  Sternberg

Tanya Sternberg

South Africa | 6 artworks for sale

  • Journey Through - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg Journey Through
    Painting / 100 x 140 cm
    R21 000
  • Shaded Horizons - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg Shaded Horizons
    Painting / 100 x 140 cm
    R21 000
  • Falling Up - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg Falling Up
    Painting / 100 x 120 cm
    R18 000
  • Aerial Generosity - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg Aerial Generosity
    Painting / 120 x 90 cm
    R17 000
  • Aerial Abundance - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg Aerial Abundance
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
    R13 000
  • Where Heaven & Earth Meet - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg Where Heaven & Earth Meet
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
    R8 000
  • Attraction II - Assemblage by Tanya  Sternberg
    Attraction II
    Assemblage / 58 x 78 cm
  • Attraction I - Assemblage by Tanya  Sternberg
    Attraction I
    Assemblage / 58 x 78 cm
  • Exposed Landscape - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Exposed Landscape
    Painting / 120 x 120 cm
  • Reflect - Ink Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Reflect
    Ink Drawing / 42 x 59 cm
  • Aerial: Passages Through The Night - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Aerial: Passages Through The Night
    Painting / 120 x 120 cm
  • Beneath The Surface - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Beneath The Surface
    Painting / 90 x 90 cm
  • The First Rain II - Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    The First Rain II
    Drawing / 48 x 65 cm
  • The First Rain I - Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    The First Rain I
    Drawing / 48 x 65 cm
  • Shifting Horizon - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Shifting Horizon
    Painting / 120 x 120 cm
  • Aerial II: The Marks We Leave - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Aerial II: The Marks We Leave
    Painting / 150 x 150 cm
  • Giving - Ink Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Giving
    Ink Drawing / 42 x 59 cm
  • Allure - Ink Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Allure
    Ink Drawing / 42 x 59 cm
  • Just Pink - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Just Pink
    Painting / 120 x 120 cm
  • Shifting Views - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Shifting Views
    Painting / 100 x 120 cm
  • Aerial III: Sometimes The Path Is Clearer At Night - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Aerial III: Sometimes The Path Is Clearer At Night
    Painting / 150 x 150 cm
  • Aerial I: Where To? - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Aerial I: Where To?
    Painting / 150 x 150 cm
  • Spaces Within II - Extra Large Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Spaces Within II
    Extra Large Painting / 300 x 134 cm
  • Reflections Of The Storm (diptych) - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Reflections Of The Storm (diptych)
    Painting / 70 x 70 cm
  • Dancing - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Dancing
    Painting / 100 x 120 cm
  • Awakening - Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Awakening
    Drawing / 100 x 75 cm
  • Rest - Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Rest
    Drawing / 60 x 48 cm
  • Grace - Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Grace
    Drawing / 75 x 100 cm
  • Patience - Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Patience
    Drawing / 75 x 100 cm
  • Gratitude - Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Gratitude
    Drawing / 110 x 80 cm
  • Connected: 1/12 - Paper-Cut Art by Tanya  Sternberg
    Connected: 1/12
    Paper-Cut Art / 100 x 100 cm
  • Passage Through Time - Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Passage Through Time
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Offering - Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Offering
    Drawing / 42 x 59 cm
  • Spaces Within I - Extra Large Painting by Tanya  Sternberg
    Spaces Within I
    Extra Large Painting / 300 x 130 cm
  • Kindness - Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    Kindness
    Drawing / 48 x 65 cm
  • A Moment - Fine Art Drawing by Tanya  Sternberg
    A Moment
    Fine Art Drawing / 42 x 59 cm
Tanya Sternberg is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice ranges from painting to ink drawing. Sternberg's latest body of work is abstract: created by layering ink washed paper, pins, x-rays and pvc film. The works are striking and bold - yet sensitively fragile. Fragments of x-ray and paper float and journey in random, disorganized movement, yet when viewed from afar these angular forms create a satisfying and harmonious whole.

Tanya Sternberg was born in East London in 1977. She lives and works in Cape Town as an artist and graphic designer. She graduated from the Ogilvy and Mather School of Advertising and started her own graphic design company, Ink Design in 2005.

She has worked across numerous magazine publications including Sports Illustrated, InStyle and Time Inc Australia. She has created a separate commercial range of artworks nationally through Weylandts Home Stores.

Tanya draws inspiration from connected moments between people, her family and the inner pursuit of space in our natural and urban landscapes.  

Selected Exhibitions:

2020
Turbine Art Fair,  Candice Berman Gallery, Johannesburg

2018
Group Exhibition - UNDERCURRENTS at StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town
Group Exhibition - ABANDONED GARDEN at Eclectica Gallery, Cape Town

2017
Solo exhibition - PATHWAYS at StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town

Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
Paul Senyol, Io Makandal, Pascale Chandler.

Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Andrew Verster. His use of colour and abstraction is inspiring. His earliest series of Mangrove Swamp paintings is powerful moving.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
Any works by the one and only, Julie Mehretu.

Pick three artists who you would be honored to exhibit with – and why
Paul Senyol, Io Makandal, Pascale Chandler.

How did you get started? Did you always want to be an artist?
I have always painted. I started as a graphic designer and moved between creating visually on screen to canvas.

?What are some of the key themes you explore in your work?
Stillness.?The journey through space and time.?Nature vs urban.

What should people know about your art that they can’t tell from looking at it?
Behind the abstraction of the works there is a conversation about the key themes above.

Tell us more about your creative process.
At the moments I am working with ink, pins and x-rays. The work is layered and starts of with washes of paint. This is loose and free. It ends with the opposite of very intricate detailed lines and pins. I enjoy and need both processes -  spontaneous and free vs slow and complex.

Do you believe an artist should use their platform to influence society? Why?
I think as human beings we should influence society in some way. Whether this is done through your art or rather privately is up to the individual. There are many ways to influence society and some are more subtle, others are more vocal.

Do you have a favourite or most meaningful work?
A painting I did of my daughter age 3. It captured a moment in time for me that I relish.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date? ?
Moments of being able to do what I love in balance with the rest of my life.

What are your aspirations for the future??
To continue to create pieces of art that move me and the viewer. To create artworks that are honest converstaions with myself.