New work and theme

My new work that I’m busy is based on my long distance relationship.
The subject is "Barbara" and the sculptures I am working on are variations of  Images as double sided relief sculptures. They are portraits in plaster for bronze.
 Images are peaceful and I attempt to capture the inner distance and silence between us as well as the mutual persistance of belief of our powerful feelings for one another. The main communication we have is through Skype and msn hence the relief influence. I started working on the images soon after work on my Fish images.
I am integrating 22 carat Gold as it is undeniably precious. The images are entitled "Goddess" and "Queen" they are in plaster for bronze, finished with oils.
The image of Goddess is potentially to be constructed on a large scale, about three metres, the image is of the maquette.

By Stephen Rautenbach

My Portfolio: I am a sculptor and artist. I studied Fine Art at Mandela Metropolitan University. I worked as a fettler and an artisan at a bronze foundry for a couple of years.
I was a teacher of sculpture at Somerset College for four and a half years and also lectured space and volume at Stellenbosch University for a short period. I did teach sculpture privately. I have a public studio/gallery in Stellenbosch South Africa. I do private and corporate commissions on sculptural portraiture, animal and bird sculptures. Sculptures are made in wax, plasticine or plaster before I have them cast in bronze.
I am currently represented by the George Thornton Art Gallery in the UK, Nottingham, where I have sculptures on Exhibition.
Locally in South Africa I have a few bronze sculptures at the Posthouse Gallery as well as an extensive collection of bronze sculptures at my Studio Gallery, 44 Church Street Stellenbosch South Africa.
I do illustrative pen and ink drawings and the occasional lithograph.
My other website is and

Leave a Reply