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Oil on Board
W: 530mm x H: 735mm x D: 5mm
W: 21" x H: 29" x D:
Approx. Weight: 4kg
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About "1994 Self-Portrait"
The aim of this Self-Portrait was to briskly capture the true essence of the subject, with intuitive, yet analytical thought, opposing any kind of vanity or pride.
The focus was on the looseness and simplicity of the thick brushstroke, and on using it sparingly to create an accurate description of the three-dimensional form and textures.
Colour is reduced and becomes a non-essential element, which reflects my self-consciousness and awareness of being 'Coloured' in a 'White' present day world.
The painting is youthful, yet intense.
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Shelley Reeves completed her Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, in 1994, majoring in Painting, History of Art, and Psychology. Her 4th Year Final Exam Self-Portrait was purchased by the University at the end of that year.
She completed a Higher Diploma in Education-Secondary at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth in 1995. Teaching secondary school Visual Art for 13 years resulted in numerous teens being inspired to pursue careers in Fine Art, Architecture, Fashion/Jewellery/Graphic Design, Animation, Advertising and Teaching.
Her deep respect for Scripture and Spirituality forms the core of her artistic inspiration, together with social interactions with an array of people from various cultural backgrounds. Her psychological understanding of the heart of man continues to ignite in her a compassionate, humble and cognitive love for humanity.
Shelley chose to stay at home to take care of her two energetic toddlers when they arrived in Dec 2010 and Mar 2012.
She plans to move on to produce Fine Art that seemlessly and abstractly reflects her innate passion for Home Interiors, Construction and Design, combining these aesthetics with her maturing spirituality.
1995 - Solo exhibition at Cleary Park Shopping Centre, PE.
1998 - Group exhibition at Cuyler Street Art Gallery, PE.
1999 - Group exhibition at Cuyler Street Art Gallery, PE.
2001 - Group exhibition at Cuyler Street Art Gallery, PE.
2007 - Group exhibition at Carl van Aswegen Library, CT.
BFine Art (Rhodes University), H.D.E (NMMU)
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