• Joanne Reen

    Joanne Reen
    • Artist Statement
      • 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.”
    • Biography
      • 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



         

    • Interview

      • 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.

    • Video
  • Nymphaea I - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Nymphaea I
    Painting / 122 x 62 cm
    $1 510
  • Reflexions De Jardin II, Nieu Bethesda - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Reflexions De Jardin II, Nieu Bethesda
    Painting / 122 x 72 cm
    $1 580
  • Le Jardin D'Eau VI - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Le Jardin D'Eau VI
    Painting / 110 x 64 cm
    $1 340
  • 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
    $1 340
  • Flottant Au Clair De Lune - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Flottant Au Clair De Lune
    Painting / 110 x 64 cm
    $1 340
  • Le Jardin Au Clair D'Lune I - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Le Jardin Au Clair D'Lune I
    Painting / 103 x 103 cm
    $1 650
  • Le Jardin D'Eau: III - Painting by Joanne Reen JOANNE REEN
    Le Jardin D'Eau: III
    Painting / 53 x 40 cm
    $790
  • Nymphaea IV - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Nymphaea IV
    Painting / 122 x 62 cm
  • Nymphaea III - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Nymphaea III
    Painting / 122 x 62 cm
  • Nymphaea II - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Nymphaea II
    Painting / 122 x 62 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eau V - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Le Jardin D'Eau V
    Painting / 110 x 64 cm
  • Le Jardin Au Clair D'Lune II - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Le Jardin Au Clair D'Lune II
    Painting / 103 x 103 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eeau IV Part I - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Le Jardin D'Eeau IV Part I
    Painting / 92 x 62 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eau IV Part II - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Le Jardin D'Eau IV Part II
    Painting / 92 x 62 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eau: I - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Le Jardin D'Eau: I
    Painting / 93 x 60 cm
  • Le Jardin D'Eau: II - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Le Jardin D'Eau: II
    Painting / 93 x 60 cm
  • Quiet Reflections On New Street - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Quiet Reflections On New Street
    Painting / 92 x 60 cm
  • A Light Rain Falls - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    A Light Rain Falls
    Painting / 92 x 60 cm
  • A Vision Of A Rain Bird - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    A Vision Of A Rain Bird
    Painting / 59 x 44 cm
  • After Glow - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    After Glow
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Another Midday Surrender - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Another Midday Surrender
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Is All That Remains - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Is All That Remains
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • The Dying of the Light - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    The Dying of the Light
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • The Spaces Between The Silence - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    The Spaces Between The Silence
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • It's Just Me Here - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    It's Just Me Here
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Traces Of A Memory - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Traces Of A Memory
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Going Home - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Going Home
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Moving Towards Within - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Moving Towards Within
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • All Is Quiet On The Anonymous Route - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    All Is Quiet On The Anonymous Route
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Moonlight Penetrates The Burden Of Sorrow - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Moonlight Penetrates The Burden Of Sorrow
    Painting / 32 x 24 cm
  • Camdeboo Plains - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Camdeboo Plains
    Painting / 20 x 14 cm
  • Summer Storm Over Compassberg - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    Summer Storm Over Compassberg
    Painting / 49 x 41 cm
  • On Top Of Rubidgekloof - Painting by Joanne Reen
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    On Top Of Rubidgekloof
    Painting / 38 x 30 cm