Looking for an Artist? Meet Jonel Scholtz

Introducing internationally acclaimed South African artist, JONEL SCHOLTZ offering her services as an artist for Book Covers and any other artistic collaborations.

PRICE OPTIONS TO BE NEGOTIATED

Please contact the artist by email :

jonelscholtz@truenw.co.za


ART BIO AND STATEMENT

Jonel Scholtz obtained a Baccalaureus Scientiae degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, in 1994.
She started painting in 1988, while in high school, with Louise Goudemond, an American born artist, specializing in figurative work and oil portraits.
She has exhibited in South Africa in Johannesburg (Alice Art Gallery), Clarens (The Gallery), Cape Town (Marzé Botha Art Gallery), Swellendam (Die Kunstehuijs), Hartebeespoort Dam ( Old Masters, Chris Tugwell), Pretoria (Showroom Art Gallery) and Dullstroom (Branko Dimitrov Art Gallery).
Internationally Jonel Scholtz has exhibited at the Agora Gallery, New York; Art Fusion Gallery in Miami, at the Castello Estense in Ferrara in Italy, NY at the International Expo in 2010 and the United Nations as part of International Women’s Day. She was selected in 2015 by Monteoliveto Gallery (Naples and Nice), as part of the search for new talent. She was picked as one of 3 artists world-wide, who was then represented in Monaco and internationally, by Monteoliveto Gallery Nice-Naples. In 2015 she exhibited extensively in Europe at Art Fairs like Monaco, Amsterdam Affordable Art Fair, Art3F in Nice as well as in Paris at a Christmas exhibition. Since 2016 her work has been exhibited in Mauritius’ Didus Art Gallery, curated by Asmita Chomroo.
In 2018 she was awarded an artist residency at Tamarin Art Centre in Mauritius. She went there for one month and expanded her artistic horizons and is now included as one of the exhibiting artists at the Tamarin Art Gallery curated by Leanda Brass, well-known UK sculptor.

Self-portrait

Her artist statement:
“I do not set out to make art every day, that would be idiotic. I just set out to be happy.
My portraits are moments in the past captured on canvas. They should have dissipated into the past, but I dragged them back into the present. I cannot explain them to you, that is your job. Mine is just to make you see your soul through my work.
I have been lost so many times and realised that getting back is the actual journey. You grow as an artist and ultimately your world changes as well as your work.
I try to dance to the radio, sing in the shower, eat cake, cry and laugh and laugh and laugh, but most of all love – every day. And that is all I need to do…”


Painting in South Africa


CURRENT AND MOST RECENT WORK

1. Didus Art Gallery in Port Louis Mauritius exhibiting my work.

https://www.facebook.com/jonel.scholtz/videos/10203995966297655/

2. Exhibition at Alice Art Gallery, Ruimsig, from 9 March – exhibiting my new series

3. Exhibition at Eglaf Art Initiative, Potchefstroom in 2018

https://www.facebook.com/eglafartscollective/videos/712507519125405/

4. My artist residency at Tamarin Art Centre in Black River Mauritius

https://www.facebook.com/tamarinartscentre/videos/2130930590461792/

5.Finalist in SA Portrait Society Annual Portrait Competition

https://www.facebook.com/1778073384/posts/10202905185948828/

6. My Portrait of Ingrid Jonker used on the sleeve of the LP and CD of commemoration Cd and LP of Ingrid Jonker’s Poems – Die Kind is nog Jonger

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DieKindIsNogJonger/permalink/1132427500130083/

7. My work in the Royal Monaco Magazine/paper

http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalmonaco.net%2F2015%2F05%2Fjonel-scholtz-expose-a-art-monaco-15.html&h=AT0BcgLTLHu0P9oNGXE9LeJ1tKp8L0Nx9ODiB7rdFHeObXooAeF8rF9CnllrUaE-Tt8AnqS5b3v9lo_zhgeBnEoTK4Mp1pAzu1_49FtmCKyWoazGF1uD50uMVYnVbvjwq1aUnoHfhvt2&s=1

8. My work in the SA Artist Magazine Issue 34

https://web.facebook.com/jonel.scholtz/posts/10204464590372964


Her artist statement:
“I do not set out to make art every day, that would be idiotic. I just set out to be happy.
My portraits are moments in the past captured on canvas. They should have dissipated into the past, but I dragged them back into the present. I cannot explain them to you, that is your job. Mine is just to make you see your soul through my work.
I have been lost so many times and realised that getting back is the actual journey. You grow as an artist and ultimately your world changes as well as your work.
I try to dance to the radio, sing in the shower, eat cake, cry and laugh and laugh and laugh, but most of all love – every day. And that is all I need to do…”


Ekphrastic Collaboration with South African/British Author Don Beukes for his Book ‘Icarus Rising-Volume 1’ published by Alien Buddha Press

Please contact the artist by email :

jonelscholtz@truenw.co.za

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