ARTIST Cornè Theron

I had many challenges in my life and I spend a lot of time researching and reading about our subconcious – a topic, that reflects in my art.

At the end of 2021, Cornè Theron lauched a series of digitally created artworks. Each of them ins a Limited Edition (10 + 1 AP, plus 1 NFT) and they are available in various sizes.

Cornè Theron was born in Worcester in the Western Cape in 1974. She matriculated in Bloemfontein and went on to study law at the University of the Orange Free State, graduating in 1997 with an LLB, after which she married and moved to Swellendam. She lived on a wine farm in the Breedekloof where she had her studio. In 2019 the the artist moved together with her family to France to gain international experience and to grow her art career on a far bigger international level.

After school Theron practised as a conveyancer for two years but resigned to explore other areas of self-expression. She started taking art classes and subsequently participated in two group exhibitions and hosted several private exhibitions. She was chosen as one of 10 artists for the Fresh Talent exhibition held by the Crouse Art Gallery.

Theron describes herself as a contemporary neo-optical artist. In her abstract figures, she often portrays images of women who find themselves underwater. “I examine our reactions to environments that are foreign to our natural abilities and control,” explains Cornè. “I experiment with different types of glass as filters to create my images. I enjoy exploring the fact that our eyes are not developed to see underwater, so the images are blurred. I use water as a metaphor for our subconscious and I am very attracted by exploring the ‘Blue Space’.

A neuropsychiatrist friend of mine calls the subconscious our stored memory. Most of our reactions stem from our ‘programming’. I am fascinated by the way we mostly react towards each other without first logically thinking about it and reasoning about it. The sources of our influence and the way it impacts us, in terms of our individuality and the way we relate to each other, motivate my work.”

View artworks of Cornè Theron on ARTSY.

These are examples of the paintings (oil on canvas) by Cornè Theron.

Cornè Theron is an established artist who has gained lots of positive comments and her art is respected and liked by collectors, buyer and art colleagues. In 2020 Theron hosted her first international solo exhibition titled AMA and within one week the body of works was sold out.