• Rene Veldsman

    Rene Veldsman
    • Artist Statement
      • The heart of my work comes from a deep emotional connection to my essence, humanity and nature. I express myself by writing music and painting. In the quiet moments that spiral into hours, I explore the language tints and tones of South Africa’s landscapes.
        My current works are moments that I have shared with nature on a farm in the Karoo. The muted curves, cotton cloud skies, wild horses in the distance, and the hum of insects in the heat. The light fires up layers of colour, changing the fields from sage to amber. The creative veils unpeel, layer by layer. This is my inspiration.
    • Interview
      • Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
        Modern Africa is awe - inspiring, artists healing our past with marks.
        South African art has grown up, exploded actually, we have connected with the world, and art has transformed into more complex styles. There is so much creativity in SA that right now, it’s daunting to choose a particular artist.  I value anyone taking risks in a multitude of media.

        Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?
        I adore Pierneef, I can get lost in his work and Walter Battiss, I love his free African work.

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
        I saw an exhibition by Egon Schiele in New York, it made me cry

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
        Wherever my eye takes me

        Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?

        I need a clear mind, a clean workspace, good light, nature’s music, and peace.

        What do you like most about being an artist?
        The hope that I can make people feel something that echoes from the heart.

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?

        I design or create things; I don’t really have the time for a block

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
        My band Via Africa, still being alive and still having a desperate need to create. 

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
        I want to give people something peaceful to live with; the world is so insane right now, that owning a painting has so much gentle power. I think my paintings give one a protected space to explore life through paint and color.

        What are your plans for the coming year?

        To create a body of work, have an exhibition and find the time to create sound design to exhibit with my paintings. 
  • Middleburg - Painting by Rene Veldsman RENE VELDSMAN
    Painting / 100 x 80 cm
    $1 390
  • Beauty - Painting by Rene Veldsman RENE VELDSMAN
    Painting / 120 x 100 cm
    $1 790
  • Horse In The Field - Painting by Rene Veldsman RENE VELDSMAN
    Horse In The Field
    Painting / 120 x 100 cm
    $1 790
  • The Cull - Painting by Rene Veldsman RENE VELDSMAN
    The Cull
    Painting / 150 x 100 cm
    $1 630
  • Baboon Lookout - Painting by Rene Veldsman RENE VELDSMAN
    Baboon Lookout
    Painting / 71 x 56 cm
    $1 220