Frank van Reenen

  • Frank van Reenen
    “No man’s an island except this guy”, 2017, Epoxy and carbon fibre 22carat gold leaf and steel, 220 x 160 x 120cm
  • Frank van Reenen
    "Cloud', 2015, enamel on wood
Frank van Reenen
Frank van Reenen

Frank van Reenen, born in 1969, received his fine art degree in 1993 and currently lives and works in Cape Town. His iconic works are well known for the way in which they explore the strange dicotomy of childhood - a period characterised by the tension between innocence and depravity, sweet whimsy and dark cruelty. There is a palpable sense of nostalgia for an imagined ideal suburban world - and the perfect, shiny overallness of the work establishes a kind of baseline of blandness - a thin veil of visual numbness behind which a world of discomforting realities lurks.

Art Fairs:
FNB Joburg Art Fair presented by SMITH

Media:
Rapport newspaper’s My Tyd magazine, Sunday 9 December 2012, Issue 41.
Art South Africa.Vol 04. Issue 02. Summer 2005.
The Cape Times, 6 Sept 2005