Intuitive Melancholia
by
Thelma van Rensburg
18 March 2022
"Spontaneous and Intuitive drawing and watercolour as I tap into my authentic expression and inner child, an intuitive approach to art-making as a way to access the healing powers of the subconscious."
Throughout her work, Thelma van Rensburg aims to portray the masks that women use in order to be accepted by the contemporary society. These masks become an alternative "skin, distorting one's identity".
Van Rensburg was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1969. She always had an interest in art, but did not pursue it as a career until 2004. She has a B.A Honours degree in Physical education and Psychology. In 2004 she enrolled for a B.Tech degree in Fine Arts at Tshwane University of Technology which she completed in 2007. In 2013 she re-enrolled at the University of Pretoria for the final year of the BA degree in Fine Arts and completed the year cum laude. In 2016 she completed a Masters of Arts degree in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria, titled Uneasy bodies, femininity and death: Representing the female corpse in fashion photography and selected contemporary artworks.
Since graduating, she has participated in eight solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions throughout South Africa. Her work has featured in prestigious competitions such as Sasol New Signatures, Thami Mnyele Fine Arts awards and the Sanlam Vuleka Arts competition. She also attended three artist residencies in Berlin and Mexico from 2015 to 2018.
Thelma van Rensburg - Gaslighting
Thelma van Rensburg
"Gaslighting"
2022
Watercolour on paper
20.5cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 750
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Thelma van Rensburg - A crushing wave
Thelma van Rensburg
"A crushing wave"
2022
Watercolour and ink on paper
20.5cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 750
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Thelma van Rensburg - Put on your party face
Thelma van Rensburg
"Put on your party face"
2022
Mixed media on paper
20.5cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 750
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Thelma van Rensburg - Why couldnt you love me
Thelma van Rensburg
"Why couldn't you love me"
2022
Mixed media on paper
42cm x 29.5cm
Unframed
R 1 590
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Thelma van Rensburg - Broken torso
Thelma van Rensburg
"Broken torso"
2022
Mixed media on paper
20.5cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 750
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Thelma van Rensburg - Family stains
Thelma van Rensburg
"Family stains"
2022
Watercolour and ink pencil on paper
42cm x 29.5cm
Unframed
R 1 590
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Thelma van Rensburg - Like a puppet on a string
Thelma van Rensburg
"Like a puppet on a string"
2022
Mixed media on papers
20cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 750
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Thelma van Rensburg - The one who will not be named
Thelma van Rensburg
"The one who will not be named"
2022
Mixed media on paper
20.5cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 590
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Thelma van Rensburg - Angel of brokenness
Thelma van Rensburg
"Angel of brokenness"
2022
Mixed media on paper
18.5cm x 12.5cm
Unframed
R 590
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Thelma van Rensburg - Cognitive disonance
Thelma van Rensburg
"Cognitive dissonance"
2022
Watercolour and ink pencil on paper
20.5cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 750
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Thelma van Rensburg - Surround yourself with positive vibes
Thelma van Rensburg
"Surround yourself with positive vibes"
2022
Mixed media on paper
20.5cm x 14.5cm
Unframed
R 750
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Thelma van Rensburg - The broken hearted III
Thelma van Rensburg
"The broken hearted III"
2022
Mixed media on paper
18.5cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 590
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Thelma van Rensburg - In pursuit of boundaries
Thelma van Rensburg
"In pursuit of boundaries"
2022
Mixed media on paper
18.5cm x 12.5cm
Unframed
R 590
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Thelma van Rensburg - The broken hearted I
Thelma van Rensburg
"The broken hearted I"
2022
Mixed media on paper
18.5cm x 12.5cm
Unframed
R 590
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Thelma van Rensburg - Open heart surgery
Thelma van Rensburg
"Open heart surgery"
2022
Mixed media on paper
18.5cm x 11.5cm
Unframed
R 590
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Thelma van Rensburg - Ugly daisy
Thelma van Rensburg
"Ugly daisy"
2021
Ink, acrylic and oil-stick on paper
78cm x 105cm
Unframed
R 4 170
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Thelma van Rensburg - The sun will shine again
Thelma van Rensburg
"The sun will shine again"
2022
Mixed media on paper
20.5cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 750
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Thelma van Rensburg - The orange woman
Thelma van Rensburg
"The orange woman"
2022
Mixed media on paper
20.5cm x 14cm
Unframed
R 750
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