Born in 1980, Heidelberg, Gauteng
1998 Matriculated with a distinction in painting and printmaking, Johannesburg
1999 Studied Tshwane University of Technology
2003 Entered the film industry as a scenic painter and faux artist.
2007 Entered the sculpting industry in association with Jupiter Studios Foundry, Stellenbosch.
Knysna Fine Art Gallery
Grande Provence Gallery
IS Art Gallery
Bartinney wine estate in Franschoek
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Talitha Deetlefs is a Stellenbosch based artist, Born in Heidelberg, Gauteng in 1980. She matriculated with a distinction in painting and printmaking in Johannesburg in 1998. Having chosen art as her field of study at Tshwane University of Technology in 1999, Deetlefs embarked on the scholastic pursuit of her artistic identity. Deetlefs subsequently began her career in scenic painting and prop fabrication in 2001 and in 2003 entered the film industry as a scenic painter and faux artist.
While her professional background began with painting as its focus, Deetlefs entered the sculpting industry in 2007 through her association with Jupiter Studios Foundry, which was to be a catalyst for her sculpting career. Deetlefs’ sculpture collection began taking shape in 2008 and is now on display at Knysna Fine Art Gallery, Grande Provence Gallery, IS Art Gallery and the Deetlefs Fine Art exhibition studio. Her work also form part of the collection on the Bartinney wine estate in Franschoek, owned by CEO of First National Bank, Michael Jordaan and his wife Rose Jordaan.
Deetlefs’ collection of sculptures are an intimate representation of the act of self-actualization and the transformative qualities thereof. Concentrating on the female form, Deetlefs’ collection of work embodies the complexities of the female identity and how it relates to modern society. Her attention to detail and interesting choice of medium ensures that each piece is unique unto itself, creating a collection which is conceptually uniform yet aesthetically diverse.
Deetlefs urges us to celebrate the sensuality of the female form. Viewed from the angle of her own life experience, her aim is to search and explore all facets of the feminine archetype, and to provide a window into the feminine psyche.
For more information please contact Talitha Deetlefs
021 865 2551