• Juanita Oosthuizen

    Juanita  Oosthuizen
    • Artist Statement
      • I work mainly in shades of grey, black and white, with a few works featuring a pop of red. My works often feature small people made in a silicone mould and placed in a carefully planned scenario fashioned from board and paper.
    • Biography
      • Mesmerized by a display by a Brazilian artist in London’s Tate Modern gallery, of a sole, minute male figure sweeping an enormous amount of snow …. This was artist, Juanita Oosthuizen’s shape shifting moment.

        Juanita was born in Calvinia and grew up in the Cape platteland. From an early age she experimented creatively with paper, cloth and plastic – questioning, directing, observing –    never settling for that which she found aesthetically displeasing. In the 1990s she joined a corporate gifts company and was responsible for their packaging design. During this time, and after a visit to Europe, she discovered sheet polypropylene and used it successfully in packaging. In 1998 she started her own company – Pepper Plum Designs – manufacturing and designing for the corporate and retail markets using mainly PVC and sheet polypropylene. Her designs included stationery and household items.

        “I create a space for the spectator to make his or her own interpretation.” This indeed is true, with each work depicting our place in the surrounding world. Human figures interact with one another. Her attention to detail is fascinating. A face, the size of a pin head, conveys as much an expression as if one is to look into a mirror. The sense of scale is indeed impressive with each handmade frame adding perspective. Juanita’s minimalist works of art capture time and its experience, ultimately portraying any or all of us.     

        Selected Awards:

        Joint Winner Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award, 2015.


  • Trust - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Trust
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 38 x 38 cm
    R6 000
  • Meeting Under The Trees - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Meeting Under The Trees
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 38 x 38 cm
    R6 000
  • Bending Space - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Bending Space
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 48 x 48 cm
    R8 750
  • Naked Crossing - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Naked Crossing
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 48 x 48 cm
    R8 750
  • Sense Of Place - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Sense Of Place
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 48 x 48 cm
    R8 750
  • Checks And Balances - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Checks And Balances
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 70 x 70 cm
    R12 000
  • The Language Of Hands - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
    JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    The Language Of Hands
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 38 x 38 cm
  • Blind Date - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
    JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Blind Date
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 72 x 72 cm
  • From Small Things, Big Things Become - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
    JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    From Small Things, Big Things Become
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 48 x 48 cm
  • Indulge - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
    JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Indulge
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 40 x 40 cm
  • Chair IX - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
    JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Chair IX
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 20 x 20 cm
  • Chair VIII - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
    JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Chair VIII
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 20 x 20 cm
  • Thoughts - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
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    Thoughts
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 24 x 24 cm
  • Consequences Of Dog Walking - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
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    Consequences Of Dog Walking
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 50 x 50 cm
  • Survivor - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
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    Survivor
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 40 x 40 cm
  • Piece Of Hand - Mixed Media Assemblage by Juanita  Oosthuizen
    JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Piece Of Hand
    Mixed Media Assemblage / 40 x 40 cm
  • Bathing - Mixed Media by Juanita  Oosthuizen
    JUANITA OOSTHUIZEN
    Bathing
    Mixed Media / 40 x 40 cm