RONÉL DE JAGER (BORN 1985) IS A SOUTH AFRICAN VISUAL ARTIST BASED IN JOHANNESBURG.

HER WORK SHIFTS BETWEEN PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATION.

THROUGH AND ABIDING INTEREST IN TRANSLATING PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO IMAGERY INTO AMBIGUOUS, SUGGESTIVE PAINT MARKS, DE JAGER EXPLORES LIMINAL STATES.

TRANSIENCE IS THE CONSTANT; CHANGE THE LEITMOTIF, BOTH CONCEPTUALLY AND FORMALLY.

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  • NEW WORKS AVAILABLE

    Studio News
    December, 2020

    "Our homes are populated with houseplants, little domesticated slivers of nature, as we cultivate a sense of security that artificially occludes the outside world" – Ronél de Jager.

    Image: Ronél de Jager. Bloom & Gloom, 2020

  • ‘AEON’ FETCHED HIGH MARKET VALUE ON AUCTION

    Studio News
    July, 2020

    De Jager’s work recently featured on ABSA’s first online auction ‘ABSA Art Hotspot’, hosted by Aspire Art Auctions. The auction was created to assist artists during the COVID-19 pandemic and funds raised are to be shared by the 25 artists taking part; a portion will also go toward supporting the broader arts industry.

    De Jager’s work ‘Aeon’ from her award-winning solo exhibition ‘Broeigrond’ fetched a significantly higher price than the estimate. Four works from this series have previously been acquired by the ABSA Art Collection, and this latest auction result has pushed this series’ value up by 40%.

    Image: Ronél de Jager. 'Aeon' VI (detail), 2017

  • UJ ARTS & CULTURE RESPONDS TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

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    June, 2020

    In March 2020, COVID-19 forced galleries to close their doors and theatres to turn off the lights. Overnight events, performances and exhibitions were cancelled, planned work shelved and important revenue streams lost. But the arts are resilient, and projects were born that not only reflected the current situation but offered hope in a changing world.

    On 11 May, the UJ Choir launched its ninth album, When the Earth Stands Still, and with it came an emotional interdisciplinary project, 'The Pandemic'. UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg, has invited over 25 visual artists, dancers and choreographers to each develop a new work inspired by music from the UJ Choir’s album 'When the Earth Stands Still'.

    Image: UJ Pandemic. Courtesy UJ Arts & Culture

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