Inspired by the natural world, ordinary people, emotional states of being and local landscapes, three South African artists featured in our Spring 2020 issue create work that evokes a real sense of connection. Using a combination of colour and texture, each artist transforms their own perspective and emotions into striking pieces that encourage the viewer to slow down and take a moment to reflect.
Born in the Netherlands, and currently based in Cape Town, Tanja Truscott has worked as an Art teacher, illustrator, art director and designer. She has been a full-time artist for the last five years and has exhibited in a number of group shows around the country, including galleries in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Somerset West and Riebeek Kasteel.
Tanja’s artworks are abstract expressions inspired by landscapes, as well as literature, poetry and music. Driven by her fascination with painterly abstraction and its capacity to visually and emotionally engage its viewers, Tanja uses her work as a means of reflection and contemplation. Each piece is a beautiful balance of colour and shape, and her artworks are often an exploration of her own response to a physical environment.