Theresa-Anne Mackintosh develops her work from a position of quiet but intense subjectivity while remaining sensitive to the broader human condition. In the process, she has created a very distinct visual lexicon, giving shape to various personal situations, gestures and symbols in her paintings, drawings, and sculptural works. Her representational renderings may on the surface appear to inhabit a child-like aesthetic, but this stripped graphic sensibility carries a lugubrious resonance. This, in turn, is often offset by a use text that exhibits her uncanny knack of the one-liner, a textual turn of phrase that strikes a nerve. She received her BA in Fine Art and her MA in Fine Art from the University of Pretoria, majoring in painting. Mackintosh’s solo exhibitions include I Can Hear A Lull, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2019); The Young Ones, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg (2010) and If you say so, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg (2006).