Inanda Page

Inanda Page

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

About Inanda Page




About my work currently… Most of the works I create are from memory and intuition. I was trained as a decor artist and painted murals and tromp l’oeil since 1989 but I eventually felt that to paint a client’s vision did not satisfy me or give an outing to my creative impulses.

Through my development, I have found that natural landscapes are the best themes for me to translate my inner thoughts which I am unable to translate eloquently in words.

I can be as abstract in the execution as I like and only use colour and tone and line to speak without being hampered by the burden of trying to accurately capture a ‘scene’. My landscapes generally will have no man-made objects or people in because I am creating spaces for the viewer to step into and complete with their own memories and experience and not dictate beyond a basic tone.
Having said that, I recently painted a few seascapes with people walking and the overall effect, I felt, did not detract from the soulful space I wanted to create for the viewer. So, this new experimentation is still evolving…
I feel these spaces are strong and complete in its elements to satisfy the senses.

Water and sky also fascinate me as it is ever-changing. The use of brushes softens lines and palette knife add movement and ascents are done intuitively.

To overthink a mark and plotting lines ruin the spontaneity and freshness of the work for me. I feel if I make a mark loose but sure, and leave it, it will still have a sense of moving ever-changing as water and sky would.
The work will not trap anyone in any one moment but always give the sense of being in motion.
My preferred medium is oil paint as I love the texture and luxury of a slower drying medium that affords me the time to explore glazing and impasto techniques with my trusted palette knife and brush and lately also sgraffito.

On closer reflection, I would have to say that my work is a subtle and maybe sometimes expressive mix of tonalism and luminism. Colour fascinates and sometimes frustrate me and exploring the different pigments and manufacturing results is an added passion for the hours spent in my home studio.

“in times when one can produce no great effect in the outer world, one should seek to shape the expression of one’s being in small ways” I ‘Ching 9, the image

Education

Self-taught artist
Decor artist
Makeup artist

Events

31 July 2018
Back in the studio after a life changing event! Yes, we have moved house and I am still finding my feet in my new studio. My head is buzzing with ideas and I simply can not wait to paint again.

31/05/2018-30/06/2018 out of studio_ no orders/sales during this stage please. I will see you all back in July and get your artworks to you as soon as I can! :)

next event;
ART ALIVE June 2018, details to follow soon

2018
• Feb- FAS, curator, Sammy at Artbox (group)
• Feb -Johann van Heerden gallery, female landscape artists (group)
• Jan -Johann van Heerden gallery opening (group)


2017
• Aug -Saxonwold art events gallery, curated by Marlise le Roux (group) with guest music star Dewald Wasserfall
• Aug- Decorex Midrand, with The showroom art Gallery
• June- Art alive, curated by committee
• Feb/24- Art lovers, Solo, Impressions: a remix of the system


2016
• Oct/29- Johann van Heerden gallery, Solo, Becoming
• Aug- Decorex Midrand solo stand
• June- Art alive WHPS curated by committee
• June- The showroom art gallery (group), radio interview RSG


• May- music video for Laurika Rauch and Bok van Blerk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zl4T6ztyzY
• April- Gauteng fine art and antiques fair with Adriaan Boschof Jr and friends
• Feb/21- Solo Ameliorate the selfie, Tina Skukan gallery
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWob9MnT_Fc&t=10s
• Feb- The showroom art gallery, Se dit met blomme, (group)


2015
• Nov- Saxonwold art event gallery Blocx group exhibition, Marlise le Roux
• Aug- Decorex Midrand solo stand with guest Marlise le Roux
• June- Art Alive WHPS
• June- Saxsonwold art events gallery (group) with guest music star Elvis Blue
• April- Art fair , Brooklyn with Neil Moss (group)
• April- Johann van Heerden gallery, pop up exhibition
• April-KKNK with Loubser Trent gallery
• April-Loubser Trent gallery , under R2000 (group)
• March-Art lovers Solo, Saudade
• Jan- Pretoria art association members group exhibition

2014
• Oct- Saxonwold art events gallery, Creative blocks group exhibition
• September- Art lovers, First solo, A memory of light
• June- Art alive WHPS

2013

• Nov- Heart in the garden _The art of living (group)
• Nov- Diane Victor auction exhibition
• Nov-The showroom art gallery, miniatures group exhibition
• Oct- Johann van Heerden and friends (group)
• Oct- Art lovers, miniatures group exhibition
• Oct-Art lovers, Alice group exhibition


2012
• September-Lucid-tree exhibition curated by Dagmar Quadros

2011

• September , St Lorient, Jacaranda-splendour of the city, curated by Eric Bolsman (group)

Exhibitions

2018
• Feb- FAS, curator, Sammy at Artbox (group)
• Feb -Johann van Heerden gallery, female landscape artists (group)
• Jan -Johann van Heerden gallery opening (group)


2017
• Aug -Saxonwold art events gallery, curated by Marlise le Roux (group) with guest music star Dewald Wasserfall
• Aug- Decorex Midrand, with The showroom art Gallery
• June- Art alive, curated by committee
• Feb/24- Art lovers, Solo, Impressions: a remix of the system


2016
• Oct/29- Johann van Heerden gallery, Solo, Becoming
• Aug- Decorex Midrand solo stand
• June- Art alive WHPS curated by committee
• June- The showroom art gallery (group), radio interview RSG


• May- music video for Laurika Rauch and Bok van Blerk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zl4T6ztyzY
• April- Gauteng fine art and antiques fair with Adriaan Boschof Jr and friends
• Feb/21- Solo Ameliorate the selfie, Tina Skukan gallery
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWob9MnT_Fc&t=10s
• Feb- The showroom art gallery, Se dit met blomme, (group)


2015
• Nov- Saxonwold art event gallery Blocx group exhibition, Marlise le Roux
• Aug- Decorex Midrand solo stand with guest Marlise le Roux
• June- Art Alive WHPS
• June- Saxsonwold art events gallery (group) with guest music star Elvis Blue
• April- Art fair , Brooklyn with Neil Moss (group)
• April- Johann van Heerden gallery, pop up exhibition
• April-KKNK with Loubser Trent gallery
• April-Loubser Trent gallery , under R2000 (group)
• March-Art lovers Solo, Saudade
• Jan- Pretoria art association members group exhibition

2014
• Oct- Saxonwold art events gallery, Creative blocks group exhibition
• September- Art lovers, First solo, A memory of light
• June- Art alive WHPS

2013

• Nov- Heart in the garden _The art of living (group)
• Nov- Diane Victor auction exhibition
• Nov-The showroom art gallery, miniatures group exhibition
• Oct- Johann van Heerden and friends (group)
• Oct- Art lovers, miniatures group exhibition
• Oct-Art lovers, Alice group exhibition


2012
• September-Lucid-tree exhibition curated by Dagmar Quadros

2011

• September , St Lorient, Jacaranda-splendour of the city, curated by Eric Bolsman (group)