Aslongasthemusicplays
a group exhibition
"Dance," said the Sheep Man.
"Yougottadance.
Aslongasthemusicplays."
(Haruki Murakami)
Corné Joubert
I work in multiple media. Images, characters, groups and surface treatments in my work all refer to reactions to my larger world of relationships, occurances, stories and observations as responsive translations of witnessed events. There is usually a satirical suggestion to my responses. I am a writer and subsequently narrative, text and symbols form a part of my visual language.
Abstract fields and nonsensical marks are entangled with literal interpretations almost like illustrations of experiences, a naive reply to a hostile environment. The ceramic objects I make are simple units created automatically, mostly intuitively without much thought and their significance depend on how they are exhibited and labelled. They stand alone but groups of figurines tell stories and installations suggest concepts. Their meanings change when the artist make new connotations and they are cast into new roles.
Mark making and repetitions of objects primarily serve the purpose of self-expression but can change into other meanings. The duplication sometimes reflect an inability to move on. These marks are often automatic and painterly but when frequently used, they form patterns. Words, letters, scratches and shapes or recurring images and designs signify fixations alongside archetypal characters embodied by ideas like guilt/innocence, anxiety/serenity, truth/lies, disillusionment/fulfilment, belonging/distance and so on.
My work is rashly unsophisticated amongst suggestions of sadness with an uncontrollable childlike desire to "not to be taken seriously" but sober nevertheless. The instant nature of spontaneous drawing combined with the ceramic process assist in the investigation of immediate responses and over time emerge as more refined characters.
I generate images and objects intuitively as a reaction. Things I am consumed with at any moment will ultimately shape the work. When art becomes expression the importance of the artist increases as the artist now becomes the content as well. Within the Romantic and Expressive dialogue, Art is obsessed with the idea of location on a personal level. Expression as an aesthetic discourse is a self-centred view of awareness and life, based on a conversation between creativity and expressive motion.
I studied art at the University of Pretoria and after finishing in 1994 with a major in painting, I continued to work as an art teacher and exhibited in group shows from time to time.
In 2007 I left full-time teaching for a business opportunity which allowed me to exhibit more regularly. During the following few years I worked at Tshwane South Ceramic Studio, TUT and UP Sculpture Department, and explored sculpture and ceramics.
Since 2012 I've been writing, creating and collaborating in theatre and film projects (freelance), and continued to work part-time as a studio artist and entrepreneur. From time to time I use my studio space to host exhibitions, plays, cooking events, book launches, film and theatre projects and installations.
I received a Judges Award: Best Newcomer Award at Ceramics SA Regional exhibition 2009, I had work selected for New Signatures 1993 and 2010, was a finalist for RSG Radio Theatre 2018 and received an ATKV Woordveertjie Award for Drama Text 2018.
I created multiple sculptures for the film "Lilith Genesis One", PPC 2014/2015 Winner Film category, selected for the Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne.
Between 2009 and 2018 I exhibited my work at Platform on 18th, Monarch Hotel, Association of Arts Pretoria, Tina Skukan, UP, Small Studio/Kiewietskroon, Front Room Art, Breytenbach Gallery/Wellington, Art Lovers 1932 and I collaborated with Ceramics SA on various exhibitions between 2010 and 2015.
Between 2012 and 2018 I've written, performed and co-produced/created for a variety of productions - animation, short films, theatre and experimental multimedia theatre productions, and radio theatre.
Corné Joubert - Liar liar your pants is on fire
Corné Joubert
"Died and gone to heaven 2: Liar liar your pants is on fire"
Earthenware
22cm x 15cm x 12cm
R 2 000
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Corné Joubert - Safehouse
Corné Joubert
"Safehouse"
Earthenware, Felt
30cm x 12cm x 12cm
R 2 000
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Corné Joubert - Counting Words
Corné Joubert
"Counting Words"
Ink on Paper
15cm x 21cm
Framed
R 500
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Corné Joubert - Seductress 1 and 2
Corné Joubert
"Seductress 1 and 2"
Earthenware, Felt
24cm x 10cm x 4cm and 26cm x 10cm x 4cm
R 800 each
R 1 200 for the pair
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Corné Joubert - Deconstructing trump
Corné Joubert
"Deconstructing trump"
Earthenware,Felt
33cm x 24cm x 24cm
R 3 000
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Corné Joubert - Bird with wings
Corné Joubert
"Bird with wings"
Earthenware,Felt
29cm x 13cm x 11cm
R 1 500
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Corné Joubert - I've got a feeling in my gut
Corné Joubert
"I've got a feeling in my gut"
Earthenware,Felt
22cm x 22cm x 12cm
R 1 000
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Corné Joubert - Moffie met 'n Snor
Corné Joubert
"Moffie met 'n Snor"
Ink on Paper
30cm x 21cm
Framed
R 750
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Corné Joubert - Princess
Corné Joubert
"Princess"
Ink on Paper
30cm x 21cm
Framed
R 750
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Corné Joubert - My Space
Corné Joubert
"My Space"
Ink on Paper
30cm x 21cm
Framed
R 500
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Corné Joubert Erna Bodenstein Hilton Edwards
Marianne van Loggerenberg Thabo Motseki
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