Joanne Reen

Joanne Reen

South Africa | 13 artworks for sale

  • Water Garden Study, Nieu Bethesda - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Water Garden Study, Nieu Bethesda
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $290
  • Water Garden Study, Giverny - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Water Garden Study, Giverny
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $290
  • Roxborough's Pond - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Roxborough's Pond
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $290
  • Water Garden Study III - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Water Garden Study III
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $290
  • Water Garden Study II - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Water Garden Study II
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $290
  • Water Garden Study I - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Water Garden Study I
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    $290
  • Les Jardin Des Lumieres - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Les Jardin Des Lumieres
    Painting / 109 x 63 cm
    $1 410
  • Garden Pool And Water Lillies - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Garden Pool And Water Lillies
    Painting / 123 x 62 cm
    $1 540
  • Nymphaea De Giverny - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Nymphaea De Giverny
    Painting / 107 x 62 cm
    $1 410
  • Reflexions De Jardin II, Nieu Bethesda - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Reflexions De Jardin II, Nieu Bethesda
    Painting / 122 x 72 cm
    $1 540
  • 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
    $1 310
  • 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
    $1 610
  • Le Jardin D'Eau: III - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Le Jardin D'Eau: III
    Painting / 53 x 40 cm
    $770
Water gardens with alien-like ellipses hovering on the surface, dancing light, dark brooding depths below and light reflections all indicate the artist's interest in the metaphysical world.
The connection between heavenly and earthly realms where the duality of reflections pose as embodiments of the studied objects continue to intrigue the artist and remains a constant source of inspiration.
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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2019
Solo Exhibition 'Solus - Hydro' at StateoftheART Gallery

2018
Group Exhibition 'Undercurrents' - StateoftheART Gallery

2017
Group Exhibition 'Super Nature' - StateoftheART Gallery

2009
Absa L'Atelier finalist - Absa Gallery Johannesburg
Nieu Bethesda Art Gallery, Nieu Bethesda

2006-2007
Sasol New Signatures finalist, Pretoria Art Museum

2006
Espac, PE - merit award winner

2005
Kuhne Boekkooi Gallery, Port Elizabeth
Ibis, Button and Owl Gallery, Nieu Bethesda
Cuyler Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth


 

Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
William Kentridge will always remain relevant.

Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?

Walter Battis. He refused to take life seriously.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
A Battis screenprint.

Pick three artists who you would be honored to exhibit with – and why
Clare Menck & Jacobus Kloppers. They both have a good understanding of how to paint bodies of water. Kloppers also captures the movement of it extremely well.

How did you get started?
Did you always want to be an artist? My Mom sent me to art classes from a very young age. It transported me into another imaginary world where I was also introduced to classical music. The love of art and music and the need to escape still remains to this day.

What are some of the key themes you explore in your work?
Expressive colour, action painting and ethereal reflective properties found in water ponds.

What should people know about your art that they can’t tell from looking at it?
That there is nothing to know other than their own interpretation or personal response to my artwork.

Tell us more about your creative process.

I enjoy spontaneity and my process is playful. I allow the medium to do what it wants without much guidance. I never have a set idea of how the completed artwork should be. Instead I’m open to the intuitive process.  

Do you believe an artist should use their platform to influence society? Why?

Art is a powerful vehicle that can inform people and create awareness and if artists have a strong message then they should reach out to the public.

Do you have a favourite or most meaningful work?
Monet’s Pond, Giverny, it was a special moment captured in time.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Solus Hydro – my solo exhibition in Cape Town 2019, being part of Spier creative block collection, Absa l'atelier finalist and Sasol new signatures finalist.

What are your aspirations for the future?
To relocate to the Karoo where I can paint in the amazing air and brilliant light, focusing more on solo exhibitions.