Jenny Stadler born in 1938, is a full time South African abstract painter based in Parkwood, Johannesburg.
Stadler has a Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts and has exhibited extensively in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
While her work is primarily oil on canvas, Stadler occasionally uses found objects such as Lion matchstick boxes and Chappies bubble-gum wrappers which have a nostalgic significance to South African Pop-culture in her works. These found objects become immersed in the work.
Her abstract style and works are immediately recognisable as ‘Jenny Stadler works’. They carry an expressionist style in that they make use of vibrant colours, dramatic brushwork, and a thick application of impasto paint. Her works are emotionally loaded. She has a unique ability to capture a mood in every painting.
Her paintings are inspired by the African landscape and artefacts; Oriental textiles and ancient and contemporary art world-wide. Working intuitively through improvisation, she works directly onto the canvas. Although classified as abstract, figures and landscapes may be discerned in the works. Her titles are symbolic references but it is the visual experience of the work and the way in which the painted surface approximates the movement and depth of natural configurations, that each painting evokes its particular spirit and feeling.
Jenny Stadler Cythera, Oil on canvas 120 x 120cm 2023
Jenny Stadler Daylight Delights Oil on canvas 120 x 80cm 2023
Jenny Stadler In conversation Oil on Canvas 60.5 x 45.5cm 2023
Jenny Stadler Skyes Oil on canvas 120 x 80cm 2023
Jenny Stadler Into the Woods Oil on canvas 130 x 150cm 2023
Jenny Stadler Parsifal Oil on canvas 160 x 160cm 2023
Jenny Stadler Thicket Oil on canvas 140 x 140cm 2023
Jenny Stadler Torrent Oil on Canvas 120 x 120cm 2022
Jenny Stadler Making Waves I Oil on canvas 76 x 203cm 2023
Jenny Stadler Sea Lettuce Oil on canvas 70 x 70cm 2023
Jenny Stadler Buckeld Oil on Canvas 140 x 120cm 2022
Jenny Stadler Western Oil on canvas 120 x 120cm 2022
Jenny Stadler Fish Gotta Fly Oil on Canvas 120 x 120cm 2022
Jenny Stadler Queen of Hearts Oil on Canvas 120 x 80cm 2022
Jenny Stadler At Waters Edge Oil on Canvas 120 x 80cm 2022
Jenny Stadler Pathway Oil on canvas 120 x 80cm 2022
Jenny Stadler April Oil on canvas 70 x 60cm 2019
Jenny Stadler Blue Wave oil on canvas 70 x 60cm 2022
Jenny Stadler Plunge Oil on canvas 50 x 195cm 2020