Jeanne Pfaff (b. 1967, South Africa) expressionism, abstraction, figuration and raw material engagement in equal parts.
Pfaff’s work, whether painting, drawing or sculpture, holds loosely onto a representational form mediated by memory, by desire, and by knowledge of the world, to create new forms that in their abstraction and incredible physicality inscribe her power as a woman and as a human.
Pfaff’s arts education has been instinctual and ongoing and relentless. She has studied under the guidance of various established artists such as the Post Impressionist painter Nina Campbell-Quine, Ruth Levy, Reshada Crouwse and while living in New York she joined the Arts Student League. Pfaff’s greatest influence were her studies under Robyn Child (part of the pedagogical lineage of Walter Sickert) at Lydgate Art Research Center in Wiltshire, England where she studied for many years. Her commitments have allowed her finally to commit full time to her practice for the last 5 years.
Her work is prolific and her recent Show “Something about Power” 2019 was a sell out. (30 works sold). She is exhibited at The Everard Read Gallery Johannesburg. South Africa’s finest gallery and The Zeist Mocca Museum, Cape Town.
Up until this stage Jeanne sold successfully in multiple group shows and directly from her studio.
Pfaff works full time in the artist area of Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.