ARTIST PROFILE

Jenny Nijenhuis

  • South Africa (b. 1969 in Johannesburg)
  • Currently in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The abuser & wounded child

The abuser & wounded child

  • 2014
  • Acrylic resin, stainless steel, leather
  • 60 x 16 x 52 cm

  • 7227
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  • The Cronus Complex - thumbnail Ace, a taste of mum’s love - thumbnail Ignoramus (The Fool) - thumbnail The Siren - thumbnail The Trickster - thumbnail The Scarecrow - thumbnail Row your boat - thumbnail Eeny Meeny Miney Mo - thumbnail The abuser & wounded child - thumbnail The Victim - thumbnail The Addict - thumbnail “But Master,” I said.  - thumbnail The Warrior - thumbnail The Sixth Demon, Gluttony  - thumbnail The Masked Siren  - thumbnail The Naked Siren - thumbnail

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    Archetypes | 2013 - 2015

An archetype is a collectively assumed symbol, expression, or way of behaving, a prototype upon which others are modelled. Jung proposed the existence of universal prototypes of ideas that channel experiences and emotions, which result in recognisable and typical patterns of behaviour. At any given time, each of us is likely to be operating under at least one of the archetypal patterns, a character carefully put on for the known behavioural outcome. When the conscious mind chooses to ignore these archetypal behaviour patterns we become caught up in the belief that we are what we are merely experiencing - this provides a skewed sense of individual identity. This exploration of archetypes and their innate characteristics through figurative sculptural work attempts to expose the state of the human condition – while simultaneously revealing my own positions and choices.