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Rentia Retief

Medium:

Charcoal on Paper, 2019

Dimensions:

76cm x 110cm

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ABOUT RENTIA RETIEF

Rentia graduated with a BA in Fine Arts in 2014 and an Honours in Illustration in 2016, both at the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently working as a fine art professional and illustrator. Rentia specialises in drawing, mostly in the medium of charcoal on paper.

Her work often focuses on the theme of tactile memory. She bases this reference to her experience of working with animals (mostly horses and agricultural animals) where a language is formed based on touch.

“When you draw, you touch the paper feel the surface and remember how the skin of the subject feels”.

– Rentia Retief

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    ‘DIE BERG IS GEDULDIG (THE MOUNTAIN IS PATIENT)’, EBONY/CURATED, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

2017    ‘SCENES OF REMEMBERING’, MULLERS GALLERY, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

2016    ‘SONDEBOK’, MOK GALLERY, MURATIE WINE FARM, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    ‘ART AND EQUINE’, IMIBALA GALLERY, SOMERSET WEST, SOUTH AFRICA

2018    KNYSNA FINE ARTS, KNYSNA, SOUTH AFRICA

2018   ‘WILD’, IMIBALA GALLERY, SOMERSET WEST, SOUTH AFRICA

2017    ‘PLANT’, KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

2017   ‘LANDSCAPE’, WITH JOHAN COETZEE, MOK GALLERY, MURATIE WINE FARM, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

2016    ‘AUGUST EXHIBITION’, EBONY/CURATED, FRANSCHHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA

2016   ‘SUMMER SHOW’, EBONY/CURATED, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

2016   ‘BOTANICALS’, GRABOUW BOTANICAL GARDEN, GRABOUW, SOUTH AFRICA

2015    ‘EMERGE’, EBONY/CURATED, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

2015   ‘LANDSCAPE’, EBONY/CURATED, FRANSCHHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA

2015   ‘TASSEOGRAPHY’, EQUUS GALLERY, STELLENBSOCH, SOUTH AFRICA

2015   ‘COMPOSITION EMPORIUM’, COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE, RUPERT MUSEUM, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

2015   ‘30’ X 40’’, ARTB GALLERY, BELLVILLE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

2014    ‘GRADEX’, STELLENBOSCH VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

GRANTS & AWARDS

2016    MURATIE ARTIST RESIDENCY

2014    GEORGE PAUL CANITZ FINE ART PRIZE

2013    UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH STUDENT PUBLIC ART AWARD

2011    GOLDEN KEY ACADEMIC AWARD

EDUCATION

2015 – 2016   HONOURS IN ILLUSTRATION | UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH

2015                BAUHAUS UNIVERSITY OF WEIMAR – SHORT COURSE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

2011 – 2014    BA FINE ARTS | UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH