Joanne Reen

Joanne Reen

South Africa | 11 artworks for sale

  • Thunzi's Shadows II - Painting by Joanne Reen Thunzi's Shadows II
    Painting / 122 x 87 cm
    R28 000
  • Thunzi's Solitude - Painting by Joanne Reen Thunzi's Solitude
    Painting / 147 x 93 cm
    R32 000
  • Water Garden Study, Nieu Bethesda - Painting by Joanne Reen Water Garden Study, Nieu Bethesda
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    R4 250
  • Water Garden Study, Giverny - Painting by Joanne Reen Water Garden Study, Giverny
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    R4 250
  • Water Garden Study III - Painting by Joanne Reen Water Garden Study III
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    R4 250
  • Les Jardin Des Lumieres - Painting by Joanne Reen Les Jardin Des Lumieres
    Painting / 109 x 63 cm
    R21 000
  • Garden Pool And Water Lillies - Painting by Joanne Reen Garden Pool And Water Lillies
    Painting / 123 x 62 cm
    R23 000
  • Nymphaea De Giverny - Painting by Joanne Reen Nymphaea De Giverny
    Painting / 107 x 62 cm
    R21 000
  • Reflexions De Jardin II, Nieu Bethesda - Painting by Joanne Reen Reflexions De Jardin II, Nieu Bethesda
    Painting / 122 x 72 cm
    R23 000
  • Le Jardin Au Clair De Lune IV - Painting by Joanne Reen Le Jardin Au Clair De Lune IV
    Painting / 110 x 64 cm
    R19 500
  • Le Jardin D'Eau: III - Painting by Joanne Reen Le Jardin D'Eau: III
    Painting / 53 x 40 cm
    R11 500
  • Le Jardin Au Clair De Lune I - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Le Jardin Au Clair De Lune I
    Painting / 103 x 103 cm
  • Roxborough's Pond - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Roxborough's Pond
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • Water Garden Study II - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Water Garden Study II
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • Water Garden Study I - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Water Garden Study I
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
  • Thunzi's Lillies II - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Thunzi's Lillies II
    Painting / 122 x 68 cm
  • Thunzi's Lillies III - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Thunzi's Lillies III
    Painting / 122 x 69 cm
  • Flottant Au Clair De Lune - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Flottant Au Clair De Lune
    Painting / 110 x 64 cm
  • Nymphaea I - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Nymphaea I
    Painting / 122 x 62 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eau VI - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Le Jardin D'Eau VI
    Painting / 110 x 64 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eau V - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Le Jardin D'Eau V
    Painting / 110 x 64 cm
  • Nymphaea IV - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Nymphaea IV
    Painting / 122 x 62 cm
  • Nymphaea III - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Nymphaea III
    Painting / 122 x 62 cm
  • Nymphaea II - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Nymphaea II
    Painting / 122 x 62 cm
  • Le Jardin Au Clair D'Lune II - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Le Jardin Au Clair D'Lune II
    Painting / 103 x 103 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eeau IV Part I - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Le Jardin D'Eeau IV Part I
    Painting / 92 x 62 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eau IV Part II - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Le Jardin D'Eau IV Part II
    Painting / 92 x 62 cm
  • A Vision Of A Rain Bird - Painting by Joanne Reen
    A Vision Of A Rain Bird
    Painting / 59 x 44 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eau: I - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Le Jardin D'Eau: I
    Painting / 93 x 60 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eau: II - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Le Jardin D'Eau: II
    Painting / 93 x 60 cm
  • A Light Rain Falls - Painting by Joanne Reen
    A Light Rain Falls
    Painting / 92 x 60 cm
  • Quiet Reflections On New Street - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Quiet Reflections On New Street
    Painting / 92 x 60 cm
  • Another Midday Surrender - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Another Midday Surrender
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • The Dying of the Light - Painting by Joanne Reen
    The Dying of the Light
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • After Glow - Painting by Joanne Reen
    After Glow
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Is All That Remains - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Is All That Remains
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • The Spaces Between The Silence - Painting by Joanne Reen
    The Spaces Between The Silence
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Going Home - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Going Home
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Moonlight Penetrates The Burden Of Sorrow - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Moonlight Penetrates The Burden Of Sorrow
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • All Is Quiet On The Anonymous Route - Painting by Joanne Reen
    All Is Quiet On The Anonymous Route
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Moving Towards Within - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Moving Towards Within
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • It's Just Me Here - Painting by Joanne Reen
    It's Just Me Here
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Traces Of A Memory - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Traces Of A Memory
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Camdeboo Plains - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Camdeboo Plains
    Painting / 20 x 14 cm
  • Summer Storm Over Compassberg - Painting by Joanne Reen
    Summer Storm Over Compassberg
    Painting / 49 x 41 cm
  • On Top Of Rubidgekloof - Painting by Joanne Reen
    On Top Of Rubidgekloof
    Painting / 38 x 30 cm
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
:

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.