• Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
    Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
  • Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
    Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
  • Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
    Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
  • Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
    Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
  • Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
    Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
  • Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
    Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
  • Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
    Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
  • Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
    Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
  • Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture
    Ruhan Janse V Vuuren Sculpture

RUHAN JANSE V VUUREN


Ruhan Janse van Vuuren was born in Amersfoort (Mpumalanga) in 1981. Ruhan later moved to Pretoria and attended the Jacqui Theron art school where this interest of 3 dimensional objects became a clear talent for sculpture. At the age of 9 he suffered a back injury and stopped playing sports – art became his only interest. Upon finishing High School he received a distinction for Art. He won an Art competition (for his drawings and paintings) and then pursued his artistic path by studying Fine Arts at TUT.

He excelled in his course, and specialized in sculpture. Jan van der Merwe, his lecturer, was an inspiration then and has been an influence ever since. Janse van Vuuren’s final student exhibition sold out – a seeming premonition for the exhibitions as a professional artist that followed. Janse van Vuuren then spent time working at Dionysus Sculpture Works, a foundry in Pretoria. He was an assistant to Angus Taylor, where he not only assisted in the process of the sculpture from clay to bronze, but he also worked on the sculpting process of many of the Monument commissions through the foundry (such as Chief Tshwane, Brenda Fassie and Solomon Mahlangu among others).


His collections show a masculine strength that embodies his South African heritage. He works with the human figure with a knowing grace – the sculptures are apt with technical elegance. He challenges our notions of beauty by accepting the beauty that is held in being human. Ruhan lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa.