Joanne Reen

Joanne Reen

South Africa | 10 artworks for sale

  • Thunzi's Lillies III - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Thunzi's Lillies III
    Painting / 122 x 69 cm
    $1 400
  • Thunzi's Lillies II - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Thunzi's Lillies II
    Painting / 122 x 68 cm
    $1 400
  • Les Jardin Des Lumieres - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Les Jardin Des Lumieres
    Painting / 109 x 63 cm
    $1 280
  • Garden Pool And Water Lillies - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Garden Pool And Water Lillies
    Painting / 123 x 62 cm
    $1 400
  • Nymphaea De Giverny - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Nymphaea De Giverny
    Painting / 107 x 62 cm
    $1 280
  • Reflexions De Jardin II, Nieu Bethesda - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Reflexions De Jardin II, Nieu Bethesda
    Painting / 122 x 72 cm
    $1 400
  • Le Jardin Au Clair De Lune IV - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Le Jardin Au Clair De Lune IV
    Painting / 110 x 64 cm
    $1 190
  • Flottant Au Clair De Lune - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Flottant Au Clair De Lune
    Painting / 110 x 64 cm
    $1 190
  • Le Jardin Au Clair De Lune I - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Le Jardin Au Clair De Lune I
    Painting / 103 x 103 cm
    $1 460
  • Le Jardin D'Eau: III - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Le Jardin D'Eau: III
    Painting / 53 x 40 cm
    $700
Joanne Reen’s work reflects the human experience within the landscape.

“I am in the landscape and the landscape is in me.”

Joanne’s new body of work incorporates water and its reflective qualities. Her stylistic approach of reductive imagery includes expressive, gestural brushwork and the symbolic use of blues and greens and is mostly inspired by a recent trip to Giverny, France.

The study of Claude Monet’s garden and Cy Twombly’s influence, inspire a more intuitive process allowing the artwork to dictate the path.

“These water studies have facilitated a reconnection with nature and a rebirth or a sense of coming home to my essential self.”
B.Tech Fine Art (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

Joanne Reen’s work reflects the human experience within the landscape, where she portrays her emotive, environmental roots together with her engagement in the natural heritage of the Eastern Cape.

Exhibitions
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Espac, PE - 2003, 2006, 2007 (merit award winner 2006)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum - 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth - 2005

Ibis, Button and Owl Gallery, Nieu Bethesda - 2005

Kuhne Boekkooi Gallery, Port Elizabeth - 2005

Textures Gallery, Port Elizabeth - 2005, 2006

Sasol New Signatures finalist, Pretoria Art Museum - 2006, 2007

Inclusive books and art gallery, Nieu Bethesda - 2007, 2008, 2009

Nieu Bethesda Art Gallery, Nieu Bethesda - 2009

Absa L'Atelier finalist 2009 - Absa Gallery Johannesburg 2009


Group Exhibition 'Super Nature' - StateoftheART Gallery 2017


Group Exhibition 'Undercurrents' - StateoftheART Gallery 2018


Solo Exhibition 'Solus - Hydro' at StateoftheART Gallery 2019



 

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.