Saudade
by
Griet van der Meulen
4 March 2022
In this series of works Griet van der Meulen deals with longing, loss, and her own nostalgia. In a world that has changed dramatically, Van der Meulen uses imagery of her personal environment to exorcise losses during life and it's precarious road towards the unknown.
The artist was born in 1956, in the province of Mpumalanga, where she has a small gallery in Graskop. The gallery mainly serve as a platform for local artists, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to exhibit their work. Her own work is also on permanent exhibition there. She has a mentorship program at the gallery for promising African artists, giving them guidance and opportunities to exhibit.
In 1979 Van der Meulen obtained a BA degree in Afrikaans Literature and History of Art from the University of Pretoria, and a Post graduate Diploma in Museum Sciences at the University of Pretoria in 1980. In 1991 she completed a Fine Arts Diploma at the University of Technology Pretoria, and in 2000 she attended the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town and the Ottawa School of Art in Ottawa, Canada. In 2002 she received an Honours degree in Fine Arts at the University of South Africa.
The artist received the Schweikerdt prize for excellence in painting at the University of Technology in 1991, and in 2001 a Residency in Dortmund, Germany, sponsored by Mpumalanga Government and German Frauen Kunstforum.
Van der Meulen has taken part in numerous exhibitions, locally as well as in Canada and Germany, and her work is represented in various private collections in South Africa, Germany, Canada, France, Spain, Korea, Holland and Belgium.
She also has work in the public collection of the Government of Mpumalanga, on permanent exhibition in the Government buildings of Mpumalanga, and she received a commission from the National Capital Commission of Canada to paint a series of murals exhibited on Confederation Square Ottawa, Canada.
Griet van der Meulen - Reflections in a pool at night I
Griet van der Meulen
"Reflections in a pool at night I"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - afternoon siesta
Griet van der Meulen
"Afternoon siesta"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - My love is red
Griet van der Meulen
"My love is red"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Please give me an explanation
Griet van der Meulen
"Please give me an explanation"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Vincents chair
Griet van der Meulen
"Vincent's chair"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Demure seated infanta and las meninas with striped deckchair
Griet van der Meulen
"Demure seated infanta and las meninas with striped deckchair"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Brand new bathing cap
Griet van der Meulen
"Brand new bathing cap"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Hijos
Griet van der Meulen
"Hijos"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - If your love wasnt enough---do you think your words will matter
Griet van der Meulen
"If your love wasn't enough... do you think your words will matter?"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - The world only exists in your eyes_ You can make it as big or small as you want
Griet van der Meulen
"The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or small as you want"
(Scott Fitzgerald)
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - From the outside things inside looks perfect
Griet van der Meulen
"From the outside things inside looks perfect"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Bride waiting for a boat missing at sea
Griet van der Meulen
"Bride waiting for a boat missing at sea"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Ghostly shadows and feverish dreams
Griet van der Meulen
"Ghostly shadows and feverish dreams"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Garden party_ all invited cake and tea will be served I
Griet van der Meulen
"Garden party, all invited, cake and tea will be served I"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - substation guardian -bots-
Griet van der Meulen
"Substation guardian 'bots'"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Thermal precision closed looped cooling system
Griet van der Meulen
"Thermal precision closed looped cooling system"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Waiting for 3 bears a wolf and a sailor lost at sea
Griet van der Meulen
"Waiting for three bears, a wolf and a sailor lost at sea"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Midnight
Griet van der Meulen
"Midnight"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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Griet van der Meulen - Saudade
Griet van der Meulen
"Saudade"
Digital drawing, giclée print on archival paper (Limited edition of 5)
46cm x 50cm
Unframed
R 3 170
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