Frank van Reenen (RSA)

Artist Francois van Reenen, born in 1969, received his fine art degree in 1993 and currently lives and works in Cape Town. His iconic works are well known for the way in which they explore the strange dichotomy of childhood – a period characterized by the tension between innocence and depravity, sweet whimsy and dark cruelty. There is a palpable sense of nostalgia for an imagined ideal suburban world – and the perfect, shiny overallness of the work establishes a kind of baseline of blandness – a thin veil of visual numbness behind which a world of discomforting realities lurks. Whilst van Reenen’s work is influenced by the artist’s childhood toys, which, as he says “are the first art that a child comes into contact with”, and deliberately engages with the particular “bubble reality” of the old South Africa, his themes nonetheless resonate with a wider international audience who respond to the artist’s sardonic and often dark humour.

Van Reenen has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally, and has received a Loerie award for his bi-monthly publication, and been nominated for a Kyknet Fiesta award. In addition, he has twice been a finalist in the Absa Atelier competition and has executed a number of high profile public commissions. His work is to be found in a number of private and public collections, both in South Africa and abroad, and has been featured in several international publications.

Dancing Fool

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 100x100cm

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The Meating

Year: 2010

Type: Oil on Canvas

Framed Size: 103.5×103.5cm

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Soft Toy Love

Year: 2013

Type: Mixed Media on Canvas

Canvas Size: 30x30cm

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Only Assholes Smile

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on CanvasCanvas

Size: 46x61cm

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Tears ‘O Joy

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 40x40cm

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Public Farter

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 31x31cm

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A Good Karma

Year: 2013

Type: Acrylic on Canvas

Canvas Size: 40x40cm

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I Want To Ride My Tricycle

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 51x76cm

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The Ventriloquist

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 90x90cm

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Crying Girl

Year: 2012

Type: Acrylic on Canvas

Canvas Size: 46x56cm

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Legless

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Cotton

Canvas Size: 42x59cm

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Hey Baby

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 40x60cm

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New Car Smell

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 30x50cm

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The Investment Banker

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Pretend Pretend

Year: 2013

Type: Mixed Media on Cotton

Canvas Size: 42x59cm

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Go West, I Mean Go East

Year: 2013

Type: Gauche on Canvas

Framed Size: 28x35cm

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The Gallerist

Year: 2013

Type: Gauche

Canvas Size: 30.5x23cm

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Dog And Rider

Year: 2008

Type: Mixed Media on Canvas

Framed Size: 95x125cm

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Very Bored Girl

Year: 2008

Type: Mixed Media on Canvas

Framed Size: 95x125cm

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Dog On Chair

Year: 2012

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 50x70cm

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Bolognaise

Year: 2007

Type: Oil on Canvas

Framed Size: 125x95cm

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Death Of Cute

Year: 2009

Type: Oil on Canvas

Framed Size: 49x59cm

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The Fishing Trip

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 60x80cm

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Flying Dog

Year: 2008

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 51x51cm

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The Tourist

Year: 2013

Type: Oil on Canvas

Canvas Size: 51x51cm

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La La Land

Year: 2010

Type: Oil on Canvas

Framed Size: 103.5×103.5cm

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Parasite Love

Year: 2006

Type: Acrylic and Enamel

Framed Size: 51x46x26cm

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Love Knot

Year: 2012

Type: Acrylic and Enamel

Framed Size: 17x17x7cm

Edition Size: 40

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Not Made For Love

Year: 2012

Type: Acrylic and Enamel

Framed Size: 11x11x13cm

Edition Size: 30

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Shy Girl

Year: 2012

Type: Archival Inkjet Prints on Cotton Paper

Framed Size: 36×46.5cm

Edition Size: 20

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Not Made For Love (Print)

Year: 2012

Type: Archival Inkjet Prints on Cotton Paper

Framed Size: 36×46.5cm

Edition Size: 20

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Love Knot (Print)

Year: 2012

Type: Archival Inkjet Prints on Cotton Paper

Framed Size: 36×46.5cm

Edition Size: 20

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