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Joanne Reen - "Karoo Gate"
Sorry but this work has already been sold. may be willing to undertake a commission.
Oil on Board
W: 150mm x H: 250mm x D: 2mm
This work is unframed
US$ 276 SOLD
About "Karoo Gate"
the wide open expanse of the Karoo makes my heart sing. i am always filled with intense joy and awe when in this landscape.
My work is an investigation into the sentimentality of traditional landscapes.The paintings are characterised and influenced by a delicate, refined feeling and are based on my emotional considerations, especially my romantic notions regarding Nieu Bethesda and its immediate environs. In contrast to this romanticism, I express the dichotomy within and towards the landscape, relating to man's connection with nature. Images of telephone poles, farm implements, roads and concrete water troughs are symbolic reference to man's interferences yet also implicate a shared existence with the environment and act as nostalgic reminders of a bygone era.
Sasol new signatures finalist 2006, 2007
B. Tech. Fine Art degree Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
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