Thelma van Rensburg
Thelma van Rensburg's work explores female sexuality and how women are represented in the mass media concerning beauty or ugliness, issues of otherness and the Gaze. Her art making process is adventurous - ranging from mixed media, painting and drawing to digital work.
Throughout her work, 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". In 2013 she started working with the female form as abject and grotesque to subvert fetishized representations of women in fashion photography. This interest progressed in her Masters research when she came upon a proliferation of fashion spreads that depicted women in passive states, such as dead or dying as pioneered by the French fashion photographer, Guy Bourdin. Her dissertation offers a feminist critique of the representation of women in the media and the partially biased construction of femininity. The focus is on the representation of women in contemporary fashion photography and visual texts, and specifically the way in which a link is constructed between femininity and death.
Van Rensburg was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1969. Van Rensburg 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 decided to enroll 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.
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Thelma van Rensburg - Vulnerability II
Thelma van Rensburg
"Vulnerability II"
Ink, acrylic on paper
99.5cm x 70cm
Unframed
R 5 840
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Thelma van Rensburg - Remembrances 1
Thelma van Rensburg
"Remembrances 1"
Pastel on wood block
15cm x 12.5cm
R 340
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Thelma van Rensburg - Remembrances 13
Thelma van Rensburg
"Remembrances 13"
Pastel on wood block
15cm x 12.5cm
R 340
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Thelma van Rensburg - Remembrances 14
Thelma van Rensburg
"Remembrances 14"
Pastel on wood block
15cm x 12.5cm
R 340
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Thelma van Rensburg - Remembrances 15
Thelma van Rensburg
"Remembrances 15"
Pastel on wood block
15cm x 12.5cm
R 340
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Thelma van Rensburg - Remembrances 23
Thelma van Rensburg
"Remembrances 23"
Pastel on wood block
15cm x 12.5cm
R 340
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Thelma van Rensburg - Remembrances 32
Thelma van Rensburg
"Remembrances 32"
Pastel on wood block
15cm x 12.5cm
R 340
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Thelma van Rensburg - Remembrances 33
Thelma van Rensburg
"Remembrances 33"
Pastel on wood block
15cm x 12.5cm
R 340
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Thelma van Rensburg - Remembrances 42
Thelma van Rensburg
"Remembrances 42"
Pastel on wood block
15cm x 12.5cm
R 340
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Thelma van Rensburg - Remembrances
Thelma van Rensburg
"Remembrances"
Pastel on wood block
each 15cm x 12.5cm
R 340 each
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Thelma van Rensburg - I exist in multiples I
Thelma van Rensburg
"I exist in multiples I"
Digital print on paper (edition of 5)
18.5cm x 23cm
R 1 590 (framed)
R 1 090 (unframed)
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Thelma van Rensburg - I exist in multiples II
Thelma van Rensburg
"I exist in multiples II"
Digital print on paper (edition of 5)
18.5cm x 23cm
R 1 590 (framed)
R 1 090 (unframed)
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Thelma van Rensburg - I exist in multiples V
Thelma van Rensburg
"I exist in multiples V"
Digital print on paper (edition of 5)
18.5cm x 23cm
R 1 590 (framed)
R 1 090 (unframed)
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Thelma van Rensburg - I exist in multiples VIII
Thelma van Rensburg
"I exist in multiples VIII"
Digital print on paper (edition of 5)
18.5cm x 23cm
R 1 590 (framed)
R 1 090 (unframed)
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Thelma van Rensburg - Mannequin head 4
Thelma van Rensburg
"Mannequin head 4"
Ink on Fabriano paper
24cm x 18.5cm
Framed
R 1 590-00
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Thelma van Rensburg - Mannequin head 10
Thelma van Rensburg
"Mannequin head 10"
Ink on Fabriano paper
24cm x 18.5cm
Framed
R 1 590-00
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Thelma van Rensburg - Mirroring Trauma 2
Thelma van Rensburg
"Mirroring Trauma II"
Photography and digital collage (Edition of 3)
42cm x 30cm
Framed
R 3 000
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Thelma van Rensburg - Lonely spaces II
Thelma van Rensburg
"Lonely spaces II"
Photography and digital collage (Edition of 3)
42cm x 30cm
Framed
R 3 000
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Thelma van Rensburg - Vulnerability I
Thelma van Rensburg
"Vulnerability I"
Watercolour, acrylic on paper
99.5cm x 70cm
Unframed
R 5 840
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