Theresa-Anne Mackintosh is the creator of the Sunday Times Centenary memorial artwork
PICTURE: DEBBIE YAZBEK © SUNDAY TIMES
AFTER completing her MA (Fine Arts) degree at the University of Pretoria, Theresa-Anne Mackintosh joined a broadcast design and animation company in Johannesburg to further explore her interest in animation.
She works as a painter and also in "new media". Her work straddles these two seemingly disparate worlds. In Mackintosh’s universe though, these two feed each other, and a conversation exists between her two-dimensional work and animated pieces. It is through this work that the artist charts new possibilities in both media.
Stylistically, Mackintosh’s work draws on varied sources, from the work of Marlene Dumas to social commentators like David Shrigley, urban vinyl protagonists like Eric So and David Horvath to the contemporary Japanese Pop Art scene that include figures such as Yoshitomo Nara and Aya Takano.
As her influences suggest, the work brings together a number of contrasting spaces, namely that of an interior dream space, and an exterior humdrum reality, or, that of gritty real life with the luminescent, almost naïve character of contemporary popular culture.
1989: New Signatures - attained sixth prize.
1990: New Signatures - attained joint second prize.
2001: Design Indaba New Media bronze award for experimental web mailers.
2002: Nominated for music video of the year for the Phuzhekhemisi music video.
1990: University of Pretoria final Year BA (Fine Art) solo exhibition.
1991: Picasso 110 group exhibition.
1992: First solo exhibition at FIG in Johannesburg.
2004: Jackie the Kid, solo exhibition, NSA gallery, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
2005: Franchise Gallery, solo exhibition, Johannesburg.