eloise schoeman: fine artist specializing in painting
Eloise Schoeman is Fine Artist specializing in realist painting. Born in Bristol, United Kingdom but has lived in South Africa from 2008 until recently. She studied Fine Arts at Tshwane University of Technology where she was mentored by the renowned Dr Jan van der Merwe. After completing her degree Eloise relocated to Plymouth, United Kingdom to complete her Masters in Painting at the Arts University Plymouth.
From the beginning, Eloise has seen a clear link between her photography and painting, the one not being complete without the other. In her practice, she starts by taking photographs of scenes or moments that feel familiar to her and then through the editing process she manipulates the images into compositions. Her final stage of editing a photograph is painting the work, in this way she dissects the colours, tones and details, considering where to put emphasis or lack thereof. She creates her artworks on large scale canvas using acrylic which allows her to create works fast and not overanalyze her instinctive decisions. The scale of the artworks is purposeful; Eloise wants her paintings to be immersive.
In newer works, she has introduced sound installation to further manipulate the experience; bridging the gap for the viewer and making their interaction a part of the conversation.
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Graduated from Mountain Cambridge High School with GCSE's & AS Level
Tshwane University of Technology NDIP: Fine and Applied Arts. Class of 2019.
Tshwane University of Technology ADDP: Fine and Applied Arts Cum Laude
Arts University Plymouth: Masters in Painting
Scholarship for Advanced Diploma: Fine and Applied Arts. Awarded by Tshwane University of Technology.
The Gallery Gate Emerging Artist Prize 2022: Second Place
Bruxelles Art Vue: Street Life 202
LIGHT YEARS Duo-exhibition with Marnus Strydom. Lizamore & Associates Gallery, Fairland, JHB
GAUTRAIN exhibiting select paintings in the various Gautrain stations across Gauteng, South Africa
The unbearable Lightness of being Trent Gallery, Waterkloof, PTA
In Limbo Trent Gallery, Waterkloof, PTA
Joburg Fringe 2020 @ The Art Room, Parkhurst, JHB
#ALLWOMXNMATTER With Art@Africa & Julie Miller African Contemporary Gallery, JHB
Eclectic Salon The Art Room, Parkhurst, JHB
Reflections Retro Rabbit, Villieria, PTA
IMITATION OF LIFE Lizamore & Assoociates, Fairland, JHB
New Grooves 11 Talbot Rd, Notting Hill, LND
Mid-Stream 45 Regent St, Travistock, PLY
Conversations With Myself The Project Space 1, PCA, PLY
Curious Minds The Flux Review, Virtual Exhibition, UK
2:3 Wet Dove Tail, Virtual Exhibition, UK
Hidden Eyes Culturally Arts Collective, Virtual Exhibition, UK
Binding: Attachment and Identity Leadworks, Plymouth, UK