BA Graphic Design,HDE in Art, University of Cape Town
Tanja Truscott is a South African artist born in the Netherlands. She currently works from SideTrack Studios in Salt River, Cape Town.
She studied Graphic design at Stellenbosch University. She taught Art, and was an illustrator, art director and designer in educational publishing.
A decade ago she turned to painting and has been a full time artist for the past 5 years. She has exhibited in group shows, most recently in Barnard Gallery’s Nano 1.3. Her work is represented in private collections both locally and abroad.
NEW BLOOD, Candice Berman Gallery, Johannesburg (group exhibition)
NANO 1.3 at Barnard Gallery, Cape Town (group exhibition)
WORKS ON PAPER, RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel (group exhibition)
BOTANICA, Art b, Cape Town (group exhibition)
SECRET GARDEN, Art-on-Avenues, Somerset West (group exhibition)
SHE, RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel (group exhibition)
HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS, Zeitz MOCAA (group exhibition)
ON THE LINE, South Hill Vineyards (group exhibition)
Tanja Truscott’s artwork is born from a fascination with painterly abstraction and the power it has to engage us visually and emotionally. She works intuitively and is inspired by sounds and sensations from the outdoors ... or just as easily by literature, poetry and music. Any of these can be the impetus for the colours and tools she chooses, the marks made and the shapes that emerge. Truscott enjoys layering and as the layers of paint build up, they simultaneously reveal and hide what is underneath – some things are covered up yet visible.