Gemini
by
Reece Swanepoel
15 October 2021
An anaesthetic is any agent that causes a general loss of sensation. You do not feel things when you're 'going under', it's just a woozy unconsciousness. For that moment, you're less human since 'feeling' in all the ways we do, contributes to our essence as a species.
My artworks aim to do the exact opposite of that. Through simple, honest elements like mark-making, colour and lines I make the viewer more human by letting them feel more than they allow through their inhibitions. Lately I feel that society has become the aforementioned agent, and my pictures give them a break from that. It becomes the 'art'-idote.
Reece Swanepoel (b.1996) is a contemporary expressive artist born in Bellville and raised in Mossel Bay, South Africa. He grew up as an outsider, always searching for answers to the strife and sufferings associated with the human condition.
The theme of melancholy is consistent in his work, portraying the anguished faces behind the masks of ordinary people, passers-by. Like any child, he picked up a pencil as a toddler, but unlike his peers at the time, he never put it down. His interest in art as more than just images to look at, lit up after he took the subject in High School. This interest soon turned into passion, later bordering on compulsion. Since then, he hasn't stopped making art every single day, without exception.
After a gap-year where he aimed to see as many people and places as possible, he started his studies in Art Education at North-West University in 2016. After completing his bachelor's degree, he walked into the world with an unrelenting passion to be the most prolific visual artist in history.
Since the sale of his first artwork in 2013, he has grown to be a force to be reckoned with. His art has been bought by collectors from USA to Tokyo, Norway to South Africa, his own country, where his work is still much sought after.
He currently lives and works in Pretoria.
Reece Swanepoel - The biggest source of my frustration
Reece Swanepoel
"The biggest source of my frustration"
2021
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 1 400
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Reece Swanepoel - Psychological symptom persecutory delusions
Reece Swanepoel
"Psychological symptom (persecutory delusions)"
2020
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 200
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Reece Swanepoel - Invisible trust
Reece Swanepoel
"Invisible trust"
2020
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 200
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Reece Swanepoel - Cognitive symptom racing thoughts
Reece Swanepoel
"Cognitive symptom (racing thoughts)"
2020
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 200
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Reece Swanepoel - As it has been foretold
Reece Swanepoel
"As it has been foretold"
2020
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 200
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Reece Swanepoel - Architect
Reece Swanepoel
"Architect"
2020
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 200
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Reece Swanepoel - Crossroads 1 - should I
Reece Swanepoel
"Crossroads 1 (Should I)"
2021
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 400
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Reece Swanepoel - Crossroads 2 - I should
Reece Swanepoel
"Crossroads 2 (I should)"
2021
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 400
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Reece Swanepoel - Ommetaphobia
Reece Swanepoel
"Ommetaphobia"
2020
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 200
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Reece Swanepoel - Recyclable dogma
Reece Swanepoel
"Recyclable dogma"
2021
Collage and charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 400
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Reece Swanepoel - I won_t if you won_t
Reece Swanepoel
"I won't if you won't"
2020
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 200
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Reece Swanepoel - Interrupting my monologue
Reece Swanepoel
"Interrupting my monologue"
2020
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 200
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Reece Swanepoel - Those I pass on my way there 1
Reece Swanepoel
"Those I pass on my way there 1"
2021
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 400
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Reece Swanepoel - Self-portrait 27082021
Reece Swanepoel
"Self-portrait (27082021)"
2021
Charcoal on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 400
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Reece Swanepoel - Watch me soar
Reece Swanepoel
"Watch me soar"
2021
Charcoal and chalk on paper
30cm x 21cm
Unframed
R 1 400
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