More Artwork by Clare Menck
The objects Clare Menck chooses to paint have a characteristic quirkiness to them and speak of a world of personal associations. In one of her solo exhibitions, Clare invites the viewer to explore her inner world in terms of these domestic ‘fetishes’ that she fondles with her paintbrush.
I like to call my landscapes “housescapes”, because most often they represent typical Platteland houses, sometimes derelict, often with the shutters closed, always without people. I seldom paint landscapes without some building or man-made structure becoming the main focus of the painting. I have a definite preference for street corners, on the one hand, and the drama of the disappearing road is often enhanced with large projected shadows in the foreground. On the other hand, I also find the classical compositions that result from representing a building or other subject “head-on” very rewarding.
Born 1969, Durban, South Africa. BA in Fine Art (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, 1990. Awarded Edrich Prize at graduation.
Advanced Diploma in Fine Art (painting) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT), 1991. MA in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch, 1996. Lectured in Painting and Drawing at the University of Stellenbosch 1994-6.
Five month study trip to Europe on grant from University of Stellenbosch, including 3 months of postgraduate studies at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, Dresden, Germany, 1997/8.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS “Clare menck: paintings of objects” solo exhibition i-Art Gallery, Cape Town, November 2008 “10 DOEN KOPPE” group exhibition Visual Arts KKNK April 2008 “MUSE ’08″ Group exhibition of portraiture by i-Art Gallery, KKNK 2008 “Vinjet/ Vignette” solo exhibition, Stellenbisch University Art Gallery, Nov 2007 3-women show, Chelsea Gallery, Darling, Sept 2007 “BRIEF JOURNEYS” solo exhibition, I ART, Cape Town, Oct 2006 “Clare Menck: Paintings” solo exhibition, AVA (Association of Visual Arts), Cape Town, Nov 2005 “5 Women” solo exhibition, Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank, JHB, Jan 2005 “3 STEMME” 3-women show, art.b Gallery, Bellville, May 2004 “Johann Louw/ Clare Menck/ Kennett Sinclair” 3-person exhibition curated by Julia Meintjes, Tokara Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Oct 2002 Various group exhibitions 1998-2006, @ Everard Read Galleries (CT&JHB), Johans Borman Gallery (CT), Strydom Gallery (George), KKNK (Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn), art.b Gallery (Bellville), Rust&Vrede Gallery (Durbanville), Harris Fine Art (CT), Rose Korber (CT), Dawid Ras (JHB), Carol Lee Fine Art (JHB), and I Art (CT) MWEB webcam in studio (one of 3 nationally), 2000 Solo at Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Carinus Art Centre, Grahamstown, July 2000 “DRESDEN, SUTHERLAND, WOODSTOCK” solo show, AVA, Cape Town, 1998 “CYST: Works in Paint” travelling group show curated by Johann Louw and Clare Menck, Castle of Good Hope (CT) & Civic Gallery, Sandton (JHB) 1997/8 2-person exhibition, Labia Gallery, Cape Town, 1997 Master’s degree solo exhibition, US Gallery, Stellenbosch, 1996.
CORPORATE COLLECTIONS Muratie Wine Estate, Tokara Wine Estate, SPIER Wine Estate, Sanlam, Sasol, Old Mutual Asset Management, University of Stellenbosch, University of the Orange Free State, Nando’s UK, Oliewenhuis Museum (Bloemfontein)
‘Taken from http://www.rosekorberart.com/artists/menckA.htm and http://www.art.co.za/claremenck/cvfull.htm’