Artist: Shany van den Berg
Full name : Delene Roché van den Berg
Born: 31 October 1958 in Riversdale Western Cape

  • Matriculated from CJ Langehoven High School Riversdale 1976
  • Matriculated from CJ Langehoven High School Riversdale 1976
  • Studied Food & Textile Design at Technical College Cape Town 1977
  • Studied Diploma in Nursing from 1978 to 1980
  • Ceramics part time at Paarl College from 1982 to 1985
  • Life Drawing and Painting part time 1990 to 1991 at Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town.
  • Shany is a mother of 4 children (Theo, Roché, Izanne, Sarlee)
  • She is working as a fulltime professional artist since 1992 and now reside in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.

Shany van den Berg's art work is a monologue from within her life as a woman, mother and an artist. Renowned for her technical acumen, subtle symbolism and agility in slipping between figuration and abstraction, her narratives sometimes are a calm reflective meditation, other times obsessive. Van den Berg investigates and interrogate the critical contemporary themes of identity, family and connectedness to the world around us through multimedia expressions of drawings, paintings, collages and sculptural forms. There she reconstitutes her stream of consciousness - as both fable and history. This all binds together a layered ‘map’ - both of her interior solitary landscapes and of more universal concerns – namely the passing of time as we all journey through life. This poignantly serves to remind one that we are all alone but also inescapably part of one human race.

About Shany van den Berg